T20 WORLD CUP 2021: SEMI-FINAL-1: ENG VS NZ – England VS New Zealand Preview

PREVIEW :

England will take on the 2019 World Cup final- rivals, New Zealand on 10th November at Abu Dhabi. England is the table topper and have won 4 matches out of five in their Group and has shown dominating performances during this World Cup. Similarly, New Zealand won four games out of five; they played and have established the grittiness and power in their squad to surprise any team they will and have played against in this World cup. Both the teams have match winners stepping up in every match.

Match Details : ENG vs NZ

Match – England vs New Zealand – SEMI FINAL-1

Venue – Sheikh Zayad International Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Time – 07:30 PM IST

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network

BREAKING NEWS :

Jason Roy is out of T20 WORLD CUP 2021 with a calf-injury during the South Africa’s match. James Vince is called as replacement and will be surely making it in the PLAYING XI. James Vince has been in a phenomenal form in the Big Bash League and has performed whenever got a chance to represent his country.

Pitch Report :

The pitch will look to help the spinners in both innings but the batsmen can rule in the second innings. The biggest factor which will play is DEW during the second innings. Due to the weather getting cooler as the time is progressing, more dew is expected to pitch in. The team will choose to bowl first in order to get the advantage of the situation.

PROBABLE PLAYING XI’s :

ENGLAND (ENG) :


Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler (wk), James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

NEW ZEALAND (NZ) :

Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

FANTASY XI :

Daryl Mitchell, Jos Buttler (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Jonny Bairstow, Devon Conway (wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes.

STATS THAT MATTER :

3 – Dawid Malan is three sixes away from completing 200 sixes in T20 cricket.

1 – Jonny Bairstow is just one big hit away from completing 50 sixes in T20Is.

2 – Bairstow is also a couple of grabs away from completing 100 catches in T20 cricket.

45 – Daryl Mitchell needs 45 runs to accomplish 2,500 runs in T20 cricket.

1 – Daryl Mitchell is also one big hit shy of completing 100 sixes in T20 cricket.

3 – Devon Conway needs 3 boundaries to complete 400 boundaries in T20 cricket.

1 – Eoin Morgan is just one big hit away from completing 350 sixes in T20 cricket.

4 – David Willey is four wickets away from completing 200 scalps in T20 cricket.

57 – Willey also needs 57 runs to complete 3000 runs in T20 cricket.

1374 – Glenn Phillips has scored 1374 runs this year, third-most by any player in 2021.

30 – Tim Seifert needs 30 runs to complete 2,500 runs in T20 cricket.

1 – Mitchell Santner can complete 50 sixes in T20 cricket. He needs one hit over the fence to get the milestone.

1 – Martin Guptill (23) needs one six to become the New Zealand player with the most sixes in T20 World Cups. He currently shares the record with Ross Taylor.

53 – Guptill also needs 53 runs to go past Brendon McCullum’s tally of 637 and become New Zealand’s leading run-scorer in T20 World Cups.

PREDICTION : ENG vs NZ

New Zealand will qualify for the Finals. Kiwis would like to take one inch closer to lay their hands on their first T20 World Cup title.

ALSO READ :T20 WORLD CUP 2021: 5 Reasons why India did not qualify for the Semi-finals.

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