13 Jul 2019
New Zealand vs England: Preview, pitch report and head-to-head records
The two nations are looking to lift their maiden World Cup trophy.
Eoin Morgan's England have peaked at the right time and look dangerous.
Kiwis can spring in a surprise given they have a lethal bowling attack.
Head-to-head records between the two sides
The two sides have met on nine occasions in the World Cup.
New Zealand have a 5-4 advantage.
In their last meeting during the league stage, England thrashed the Kiwis by 119 runs.
Overall in ODIs, the two sides have met on 90 occasions.
England have 41 wins, whereas, Kiwis have pocketed 43 matches.
Two games were tied. Four matches didn't have a result.
New Zealand would focus on their strengths
New Zealand will be eyeing to focus on their strengths and produce an orthodox gameplay.
They are the underdogs here and will have lesser pressure than England.
Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor are the main weapons with the bat.
But it is the bowling unit that will challenge England batsmen.
The Kiwis need to be terrific in all three departments to stop England.
England out to continue with their momentum
England have been terrific in the last three matches.
They outplayed each of their opponents in style as they have momentum on their side.
England are well sorted and the batting in particular can thwart the Kiwis.
If England get off to a dream start once again, then Kiwis will be in for some trouble.
Morgan will want his side to dominate.
NZ vs ENG: Key players to watch out for
Williamson with 548 runs under his belt will look to give his all.
He is New Zealand's best hope to calm the situation.
Trent Boult will be crucial as well with the new ball.
For England, their openers hold key. If they can see off the Kiwi pacers, then the match will tilt in England's favor.
Pacer Jofra Archer can have an influence.
Pitch report, TV listing and timing
According to reports, the weather is expected to be dry and sunny.
Both captains will want to bat first if they win the toss.
The pressure in the chase is something the teams would want to avoid.
The match is set to start at 3:00 PM IST and will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network.
England go in as the favorites.
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