ENG vs NZ Dream11 AFTER TOSS: In the Semi-Final 1 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, England will be locking horns with New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on 10 November (Wednesday). England were placed at the top position on the points table in Group 1 while New Zealand qualified for the semis occupying the second slot in Group 2.
Both these teams are coming into this match after performing impressively well during the group stage of the T20 World Cup. Even though England lost their last game against South Africa, but the Eoin Morgan-led team have registered sensational wins over Bangladesh, Australia, Sri Lanka and West Indies. On the other hand, New Zealand have worked really hard during the group stage having won four good games.
England are placed at the top position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 280 rating and 8944 points. On the other hand, New Zealand are placed at the 4th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 258 rating and 8254 points. In the 21 T20I matches played between these two teams, England have had the upper hand in this head-to-head rivalry with 13 wins while New Zealand have won 7 matches.
Fixture Name: Semi-Final 1, England vs New Zealand
Competition: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Date: 10 November
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Ground: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch Report: The pitch and the conditions at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium are once again expected to favour the bowlers. The spinners have extracted great amount of turn from this track and it will behave similarly in this match as well. There will be some amount of dew in the second innings. However, bowling first will be a great choice of decision after winning the toss. The par total will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
Toss Update: New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl first.
It will be an important move to pick a mixed combination of England and New Zealand players in your dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is the closing stage of the tournament, it will be a good decision to include more of bowlers and all-rounders to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid, Liam Livingstone, Kane Williamson and Trent Boult will be the must pick players.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Jos Buttler
BATTERS: Jonny Bairstow, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson, Dawid Malan
ALL-ROUNDERS: Liam Livingstone, James Neesham
BOWLERS: Adil Rashid, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Chris Jordan
England will definitely start as the favourites in this semi-final clash due to their strong and aggressive batting line-up. The England team have some in-form players both in the batting as well as bowling departments. On the other hand, New Zealand also have the experience of punching above their weights especially in the knock-out matches.
For England, it will be really important to continue performing remarkably well both in the batting as well as bowling departments as they have done so far in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. The likes of Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan will be their important clogs in the batting department. On the other hand, the trio of Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid will once again have to play a significant role with the ball.
England’s swashbuckling opening batter Jos Buttler is coming into this game after delivering stunning performances throughout the league-stage of the competition including a century against Sri Lanka. Buttler has smashed a total of 2111 runs representing England in 87 T20I games at an average of 34.71. The wicket-keeper batter has an impressive strike-rate of more than 140 in the T20I format. He has also notched up a total of 15 half-centuries in T20I cricket. The right-hander played a terrific innings of 71 runs off 32 balls against Australia.
For the England team, right-arm leg spinner Adil Rashid has delivered superb performances in every single match of this tournament. He picked up a total of four wickets in his spell of 2.2 overs and ended up conceding just 2 runs against West Indies. Adil Rashid has surely improved his game with the ball in the last few years having taken as many as 73 wickets from 67 T20I matches. He has a brilliant economy rate of less than 8.
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The New Zealand team will be eyeing to be at the top of their game both in the batting as well as bowling departments. The likes of Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson and Glenn Phillips will have to play a significant role in the batting department and will be keen to do well. On the other hand, the likes of Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi and Adam Milne will form part of the bowling attack.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will have to lead his side from the front in the remainder of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. He played a lot of crucial knocks in the recently concluded UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. Williamson has scored a total of 1931 runs while playing in 72 T20I matches at an average of 32.18. He has smashed as many as 13 half-centuries in the shorter format of the game. The Kiwi skipper smashed important knocks against India and Afghanistan.
For the New Zealand side, left-arm pacer Trent Boult has been a consistent wicket-taker across different formats of the game. He picked up 13 wickets in the IPL 2021 season at an economy of 7.90. Boult also has a fine record in T20I cricket for New Zealand having scalped a total of 57 wickets from 39 games at an average of 23.35. He ended up taking three vital wickets in the important game against India and has done reasonably well in this mega event so far.
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Watch the New Zealand vs Afghanistan ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 match Live score and streaming on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. All the players information and live match scores along with entertaining live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on the Hotstar app. A big panel of experienced commentators will be providing their expert comments during this entertaining ENG vs NZ encounter from 7:30 PM IST at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
India & rest of the Indian sub-continent (including Sri Lanka): Star Sports
Australia: Fox Sports, Channel 9
United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland: Sky Sports
South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport
United Arab Emirates: Etisalat Criclife
USA & Canada: Willow TV
New Zealand: SKY Sport
Pakistan: Ten Sports, PTV Sports
Bangladesh: Gazi TV
Afghanistan: Radio Television Afghanistan
South East Asia: Fox Networks Group
Pacific Islands: Digicel
MENA, Continental Europe and Central Asia: Yupp TV
Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong: Star Cricket
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