ENG vs NZ Prediction: It is a repeat of the 2019 World Cup Final, a pulsating see-saw encounter in which England triumphed by the narrowest of margins. Will they be able to repeat the feat and go all the way or will the Kiwis finally lay their hands on a World Cup trophy?
England finished on top of Group 1 with 8 points, courtesy of their outstanding net run rate. They lost their only game to South Africa. New Zealand bounced back after their defeat to Pakistan to win their remaining games comfortably. They thus finished in the second spot in Group2 with 8 points. The Kiwis’ middle-order hasn’t quite been tested and might prove to be their achilles heel.
ENG vs NZ Cricket Betting Tips
England vs New Zealand
Semi-Final 1, T20 World Cup
10 November 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. It will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. The matches are split into four venues- Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. T20 World Cup will be broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
ENG vs NZ Head to Head: England have dominated this fixture with 13 wins in contrast to New Zealand’s 7 wins.
ENG – 60%
NZ – 40%
England start as slight favorites for this game. They will take confidence from their superior H2H record. New Zealand are fierce competitors and the true dark horses of the tournament. We are tipping England to win this encounter and cause more World Cup anguish to the Kiwis.
Bet365: ENG: 1.53; NZ: 2.50
Jos Buttler is a must-have and the leading run-scorer of the tournament. He has 2111 runs in 79 innings that include 15 half-centuries and a hundred.
Adil Rashid is certain to be amongst the wickets and can have a great day. He has 73 wickets in 64 games at an economy of 7.35.
James Neesham can be a great differential for your ENG vs NZ Dream11 teams. He can contribute handsomely with both bat and ball. He has 370 runs and 20 wickets in 34 matches.
ENG Playing XI
Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Billings, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid and Mark Wood
NZ Playing XI
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Trent Boult and Ish Sodhi
Abu Dhabi has a competitive wicket which should offer an even contest between bat and ball. Pacers will have some help initially with the new ball. On this ground, a total of 160-170 may be a winning total. The team that wins the toss will almost certainly chase. Dew may be a factor in the second innings.
If ENG bats first: 160-170
If NZ bats first: 150-160
The skies are blue since early morning hours today over Sheikh Zayed Stadium. The temperatures in the morning are 26/27 deg C. With the sun shining brightly, the maximum temperature will reach 30 degrees by 01:00 PM. The sunset will be at 5:37 PM local time. With a bit of cooling after that, the temperature throughout the match hours will be 28 deg C. The relative humidity will be 40-50%. The playing conditions though a little better than the beginning of the tournament will be affected by dew in the second half of the match.
WICKET-KEEPERS: J Buttler
BATSMEN: D Malan, J Bairstow, M Guptill
ALL-ROUNDERS: M Ali, M Santner, J Neesham
BOWLERS: C Woakes, A Rashid, I Sodhi, T Boult
Captain choices: J Buttler, A Rashid
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