ENG Playing 11: In the 1st Semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2021, the England team will face off the New Zealand team. They won 4 out of 5 league matches in the tournament and would be confident about their performances.
They lost their last fixture against South Africa by a fine margin of 10 runs and would look to improve their performances. The bowlers gave away around 190 runs on the board, with Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali being the only wicket takers. In the batting department, Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali set a stable platform for the team, with Malan and Livingstone being impressive in the middle order. But, the team could not get a finishing touch from Eoin Morgan and all rounders.
The England team will be in little bit of worries after their top order batsman Jason Roy and fast bowler Tymal Mills were out of remaining matches of the tournament. But, they have shown in the past of what the individual performances of some players can achieve, and will be confident of their abilities.
In place of Jason Roy, James Vince was announced as the replacement but is not expected to feature in this match. The middle order batsman Sam Billings is expected to play this crucial match and would look to use his experience and capabilities. While rest of the players have been impressive and no changes are expected.
ENG Playing 11 (likely)
England Squad: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone, Sam Billings, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Tom Curran
WATCH ENG vs NZ T20 World Cup Semifinal 2021 Live on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar. The both teams are coming into the semifinal fixtures after securing 4 wins in the league stage. The both teams last met in the ICC events in the 2019 World Cup Final, where the England team secured the victory in a thriller. This time as well, they have a quality squad as well and would not look to give it away and win the semifinals and take an entry to the finals. The Disney+Hotstar plans can be availed by the cricket fans to watch the England vs New Zealand T20 World Cup Semifinal Match of T20 World Cup 2021.
1. Dawid Malan
The batsman has the flexibility to perform well in the top order as well as middle order. Dawid is the 2nd ranked T20I player and has a terrific track record and would look to be proficient. In the last fixture, Malan scored 33 off 26 balls, which was his best performance in the tournament.
2. Adil Rashid
The leg spinner has been one of the finest spinners to come out of England cricket in the white ball cricket. He has been quite sucessful in containing runs and taking quick wickets with his googlies. In 5 matches, Adil has scalped 7 wickets.
3. Moeen Ali
The batting all rounder has been playing in the United Arab Emirates for the past 2 months and can be a match winner on his good day. In the last fixture, Moeen Ali has scored 37 off 27 balls and took a single wicket. In the tournament, he has scalped 7 wickets and has 41 runs.
4. Jos Buttler
The captain pick for this game has been the best batter of the England team in this tournament. Jos has been consistent with his contribution in almost all the matches, which has helped the team to get a blistering start and can stabilize the team in the middle overs. In 5 matches, Jos has mustered 240 runs at an average of 120.
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