Who will win New Zealand vs England, 5th T20 2019?
It is all to play for at Eden Park’s Number 2 Ground, Auckland, when New Zealand and England meet in the final game of their five-match T20i series. The decisive final game will take place on November 10, and the live action will begin at 14:00 local time.
Dawid Malan was in outstanding form last time out, smashing only England’s second ever T20i century when he finished unbeaten on 103 from 51 balls. Eoin Morgan, meanwhile, hit 91 as the two shared a 182-run partnership and England levelled the series with a stunning win.
New Zealand had previously bounced back defeat in the first match with two consecutive wins – runs from Martin Guptill setting the tone for their two victories. He scored quickly early on last time out too, but the Black Caps were all out for 165 chasing 242 to win. Their hopes of a series win might now be thwarted with lots of rain on the forecast.
NZ vs ENG, 5th T20 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sport NZ, Star Sports, SuperSport, Fox Sports, Willow TV, Gazi TV
Live streaming: Sky Go, Hotstar, Now TV
NZ vs ENG Toss Prediction
New Zealand have won the toss in each of the last two games and elected to field first last time out, which proved a mistake. The wicket this time will be slower, however – England may prefer to bowl first.
NZ vs ENG Weather Report
England and New Zealand may have to settle for a drawn series. The forecast is for rain and thunderstorms all day in Auckland, and the chance of rain is given at 92 per cent.
NZ vs ENG Pitch Condition
Eden Park tends to serve up slower wickets, more conducive to spin bowling.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for New Zealand vs England, 5th T20 2019.....
New Zealand Team News & Playing 11
NZ Team News
Trent Boult slotted back into the team last time out, replacing Lockie Ferguson for the final two games. He was one of only two bowlers to keep things tight last time out so Scott Kuggeleijn could be handed a recall, along with Jimmy Neesham. Mitchell Santner bowled well and the two-pronged spin attack, with Ish Sodhi, is likely to be retained on a spin-friendly wicket.
NZ Key Players
Martin Guptill: More quick scoring at the top of the innings – hitting three sixes in his brief 27 from 14 balls – may have had more of an impact on a smaller chase. He has scored quickly, and now needs to go deep too.
Colin de Grandhomme: Only lasted three balls last time out, one of which he hit for six, but he was in good form in the two previous matches hitting a combined 83 from 47 balls across those two matches.
Mitchell Santner: Two early-wickets last time out helped him to 2-32 from his four overs and he now has nine wickets in this series ahead of a game at spin-friendly Eden Park.
NZ Team Form
After losing the first game of this series, Martin Guptill’s big hitting at the top of the order – taking a liking to Saqib Mahmood – set the tone as they came from behind to lead 2-1. Jimmy Neesham also batted well in the second game and Mitchell Santner claimed three wickets, while Colin de Grandhomme scored a half-century in the third match.
In the most recent match, however, Santer’s 2-32 could not prevent England blasting their way to 241/3. In reply, New Zealand could only muster 165 all out.
New Zealand Predicted Playing 11
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tim Siefert (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Scott Kuggeleijn
England Team News & Playing 11
ENG Team News
Chris Jordan and Jonny Bairstow returned last time out, while Adil Rashid could make his return given the spin-friendly nature of Eden Park. Lewis Gregory is likely to be the man to make way. Sam Billings could also miss out if England wish to get in-form James Vince back into the top order.
ENG Key Players
Chris Jordan: Returned to the team last time out to take his sixth and seventh wickets of the series so far. Having batted well in the second match too, he has ensured he remains in contention for a World Cup spot.
Dawid Malan: Only the second England player ever to hit a century in T20 international cricket, smashing 103* from 51 balls. After his half-century in the third game, he now has 208 runs in this series.
Eoin Morgan: The England captain continued his superb T20 form last time out, smashing seven fours and seven sixes and falling just short of a superb 100 when he fell for 91 from 41 balls.
ENG Team Form
England stormed back to winning ways last time out, putting two defeats behind them as Dawid Malan smashed an unbeaten century and Eoin Morgan fell just short for 91. England posted 241/3 and then bowled New Zealand out for 165. Prior to their two defeats in this series, they had won six T20i matches in a row.
England Predicted Playing 11
Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Dawid Malan, James Vince, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Matthew Parkinson, Pat Brown
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
NZ : L W W L L
ENG : W L L W W
NZ vs ENG Head to Head
The most recent match of this series was the 20th T20 international between these two teams, and England’s victory means they have now won 12 of them. New Zealand had seized the initiative in this series with two wins, but England levelled proceedings last time out – Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan starred as they powered England to a massive 241/3, before Matt Parkinson claimed four wickets to bowl New Zealand our for 165.
NZ vs ENG Head to Head Stats
New Zealand vs England Betting Odds
New Zealand remain favourites for this match, at 1.80 with Bet365 and Betway. England are 2.00 with Bet365 and 1.95 with Betway.
Dawid Malan is in excellent form for England and he and Eoin Morgan are both 4.50 to be their top batsman with Bet365. Tom Banton is 5.00 after a fine start to his T20i career, but Jonny Bairstow is favourite at 4.00 with Bet365. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are both 3.60 for New Zealand with Bet365.
Chris Jordan is in top bowling form for England and he is 4.50 to be their top team bowler with Bet365. Tom Curran, Matt Parkinson, Sam Curran and Pat Brown are all the same price, while Adil Rashid is 4.00. For New Zealand, Mitchell Santner is 5.00 with Bet365 after his good form so far. Trent Boult is 3.60, while Tim Southee is 4.50.
New Zealand vs England Prediction
England levelled proceedings in the fourth game and, though the weather forecast looks grim, they have the momentum to seal a series victory now.
Back England to beat New Zealand at 2.00 with Bet365 and 1.95 with Betway.
Tom Banton has made a strong start to life in the England team, as expected, and he looks excellent value at just eight credits.
Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan were in outstanding form last time out, with both continuing their excellent recent T20 record. Both demand selection this time out. Martin Guptill has scored quick runs at the top of the order for New Zealand, meanwhile. Those three are all must-picks. Colin Munro, Ross Taylor and James Vince are then all among the other players worth considering. Munro looks like he could be ready to go big with Guptill sooner rather than later.
Mitchell Santner is in excellent all-round form, with his bowling the particular highlight so far. Colin de Grandhomme starred with the bat in the third match, meanwhile, and Sam Curran has generally made a good start to his T20i career with England in this series.
With the ball, Chris Jordan is a must-pick after returning to the team and continuing his excellent form last time out. Tim Southee was expensive last time out, but the stand-in New Zealand captain can usually be relied upon for wickets. That leaves one bowling space to fill. Tom Curran remains a key bowler for England, meanwhile.
Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan’s excellent batting form in the last game means they are tempting picks for captain and vice-captain, but Mitchell Santner is a top bowler and this wicket could be a slow one too. For England, Chris Jordan has led the way with the ball and could bat well too.