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ICC Cricket World Cup Final: England vs. New Zealand Match Prediction

About The Match 

The ICC World Cup 2019 final will be played between the hosts, England and last time runners up, New Zealand at the Home of cricket, Lords. The live action of the match will start at 3:00 PM IST.

Both the teams started their World Cup Campaign confidently but lost their way in the mid of the tournament. England came to the position where they have to win last two league matches to qualify for semi-finals while New Zealand, on the other hand, qualified among the top four due to their net run rate.  

Besides all these things most importantly, this time a new name will be added in the list of World Cup winners. Previously, both the nations went close but failed to emerge victorious. England lost in the finals thrice while the Aussies ended the blackcaps dream to lift the trophy for the first time in the 2015 World Cup final. 

Match Details 

Venue: Lord's cricket ground, London

Total matches played: 66

Matches won batting first: 31

Matches won bowling first: 32

Average 1st innings score: 240

Average 2nd innings score: 217

Pitch Reports 

In this tournament Lords track has lived up to the reputation of providing an advantage to both batsman and bowlers. Out of four matches played at this venue in this tournament, two times the teams have crossed 300 runs mark and won both times. If we talk about the toss, then both the teams have looked to bat first most of the time in this World Cup after winning the toss. 

Undoubtedly, in this match also the captain winning the toss will opt to bat first and put the scoreboard pressure on the other team.

Weather Conditions 

The weather has already impacted this World Cup a lot. For the finals, the reports coming from London suggests that it will be cloudy throughout the day with very fewer percent chances of rain for the entire day. Temperature is expected to hover between 16 degrees Celsius and 20 degrees Celsius, and the humidity will be in the mid-’50s. 

Team Preview

England 

England entered the tournament with favorites tag. Their campaign started with a comprehensive victory over South Africa. However, the team struggled in the mid of the tournament due to Jason Roy’s absence who missed few matches due to injury. At one point, England came to the position where they have to win both their rest matches to be among the top four. But, instead of falling under pressure, the Englishmen came out strongly and defeated India and New Zealand in their last two league stage games to qualify for the playoffs. 

 In the semi-final, Eoin Morgan and his troops ended Australia’s dream to retain the title. In the match, the Englishmen registered a comfortable victory by eight wickets.

News

England skipper, Eoin Morgan might do no alterations in the playing XI that played against Australia in the semi-final. In their last three games, the team played exceptional cricket and once again the English supporters will be hoping the team to play in the same way and bring pride to the nation. 

Probable playing XI: Eoin Morgan(C), Jos Buttler(wk), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood 

New Zealand 

New Zealand got a dream start to the World Cup 2019 as except one washed out the game, the team hasn’t faced defeat in their first seven games. After this, it looked that New Zealand would be the first team to qualify for playoffs. But, after consecutive losses in last three league stage games, the kiwi's chances depended on results of other matches. In the end, fortune favored the blackcaps as Kane Williamson led side qualified for the semi-finals by virtue of better net run rate. 

In the semi-finals, Kane Williamson & Co. ended India’s World Cup journey after defeating them by 18 runs. 

News 

Will it be the third consecutive time that the host nation lifts the Cricket World Cup trophy? Or will New Zealand once again showcase a top-notch performance to achieve what they failed in 2015 World Cup final? 

Probable playing XI: Kane Williamson(C), Tom Latham(wk), Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson

Players to vouch for 

England: Jason Roy 

New Zealand: Kane Williamson

Head to Head in World Cup

Total Matches: 9

England win: 4

New Zealand win: 5

Will it be the third consecutive time that the host nation lifts the Cricket World Cup trophy? Or will New Zealand once again showcase a top-notch performance to achieve what they failed in 2015 World Cup final?

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