A sterling performance against India has kept England still alive in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 and now they would be eager to stamp their semi-final entry with a win against New Zealand.
But the task isn’t easy as New Zealand will be entering the field after their defeat against Pakistan and hence they too will be eager to get back to winning ways.
Both sides have aggressive batting line-ups and some classy seam bowlers and thus it promises to be an enthralling contest. For this match these three players will surely play a big role.
One player integral to England’ success is Jason Roy. The opening batsman believes in all-out aggression and his this approach provides England the best foundation to set-up Himalayan scores.
Roy is brutal against the new ball and likes pace. Hence he will be a big threat for New Zealand’s pace battery.
Batting average in 2019: 75.88
Total runs in 2019: 683
Batting average in England: 46.83
Total runs in England: 1967
Batting average against New Zealand: 22.50
Total runs against New Zealand: 225
A stunning hundred against India has once again proved Bairstow’s value in ODI cricket. The right-hand batsman has been phenomenal against the spinners and has proved that he can play big knocks at a dangerous pace.
He is in prime form and these should be warning signs for New Zealand.
Batting average in 2019: 44.68
Total runs in 2019: 668
Batting average in England: 58.38
Total runs in England: 1810
Batting average against New Zealand: 77.00
Total runs against New Zealand: 385
The New Zealand skipper is a force to reckon with and can be banked on to provide the stability to New Zealand’s innings.
He has scored plenty of runs in this tournament so far and he will be eager to make another big contribution to seal the semi-final berth.
Batting average in 2019: 63.38
Total runs in 2019: 824
Batting average in England: 74.64
Total runs in England: 1269
Batting average against England: 57.87
Total runs against England: 926