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ICC World Cup 2019 Final – A Clash of Titans
- Updated: July 13, 2019
First-time World Cup finalists England and New Zealand will go head to head against each other on the 14th of July, 2019 in the ICC 2019 World Cup Final game at the iconic Lord’s stadium in London. England had an emphatic win in the semi-finals over Australia, defeating them by 8 wickets. New Zealand, on the other hand, won a tight and thrilling encounter by 18 runs against India to reach the finals. With both teams hitting their peak, it is certain to be a clash of titans.
England vs. New Zealand World Cup history
England and New Zealand have faced each other 9 times in the World Cup and New Zealand has won 5 games to England’s victory tally of 4 games. It is pretty evenly balanced in this case.
Of course, the opening pair of Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy are major strengths for England. They came good once again in the semi-final against Australia and have been continuing a streak of good form for quite some time now. In Joe Root and Eoin Morgan, England have two of the best limited overs batsmen at the moment while Ben Stokes is at the top of his game with both bat and ball. At the same time, Jos Buttler lends them even more batting stability. The bowling department is sorted with Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Liam Plunkett firing in unison along with the superb Chris Woakes who can also bat a fair bit. On their day, they can be deadly as Australia found out in the semi-finals.
New Zealand Advantages
New Zealand have made a stunning comeback in the World Cup and won the semi-final against India on sheer grit. The bowling department is in splendid form at the moment with Matt Henry and Trent Boult firing on all cylinders along with the wily Mitchell Santner. Kane Williamson is on a golden run as the batting mainstay while Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are also dangerous players. James Neesham and Lockie Ferguson can also be very good on their day. Henry Nicholls is also a player in good touch while the experienced Ross Taylor will count on his batting prowess to put up a good total on the board.