England face Kiwis in World Cup 2019 final

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14 Jul 2019

World Cup: What are experts saying ahead of the final?

The ICC World Cup 2019 final is all set to be played today at Lord's.

England take on New Zealand in a dream final.

The Three Lions are being backed to come out on top, but one cannot rule out the Kiwis.

There has been a lot of excitement regarding the match.

Here is what the experts are saying, ahead of this mega clash.

Favorites

General mood is that England are the favorites

General mood is that England are the favorites

The general mood everywhere is that England are the favorites to win the title.

They were the pre-tournament favorites as well and nothing much has changed.

Their brand of cricket is something that has set a benchmark for the other sides.

England will fancy lifting the trophy against underdogs New Zealand.

At the moment, England have all the momentum with them.

Captains

A lot of excitement surrounding the two captains

There is also a lot of focus on the two skippers.

Everyone seems excited about two great ambassadors of the match.

Both Eoin Morgan and Kane Williamson have been excellent on the field.

Their sides trust them completely.

Both sides have a strong bowling attack and a fielding unit as well.

But it is the batting where England hold the edge over the Kiwis.

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What have the captains said ahead of the finale?

What have the captains said ahead of the finale?

"I think anything is possible. It's a really special occasion. All different thoughts can go through your mind but certainly where myself and the group come from, it's keeping your feet on the ground," said an upbeat Williamson.

"I haven't allowed myself to think about lifting the trophy. Sport and cricket in particular is very fickle," said England captain Morgan.

Experts

Here are what the experts are claiming

Former England legend Kevin Pietersen has been vocal throughout the World Cup regarding England's chances.

Meanwhile, India's Sanjay Manjrekar feels if one sticks to logic, then England will win the title.

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan is cheering for his side and stated there's no impartiality.

Commentator Harsha Bhogle feels England start as the overwhelming favorites.

Pakistan great Wasim Akram is supporting England.

England lies in Akram's heart!

Why did KP support England throughout the tourney?

Manjrekar highlights destiny vs logic

Vaughan rooting for England

Baz in awe of Morgan and Kane

Two very fine gentlemen. Much love for them both. ❤️

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Isa Guha all behind the Three Lions

England have the edge: Our take

England's batting gives the side an edge over the Kiwis. We feel that's where the game would be won. But there will be pressure on the hosts. Kiwis, on the other hand, will look to address that factor and put up a strong show.

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