Wellington: Hammered by hosts Australia in their lung-opener, England face another stern test when they take on the unbeaten New Zealand in their Pool A match of the cricket World Cup, here tomorrow. England could not have thought of a more nightmarish start to their World Cup campaign as Australia inflicted a humiliating 111-run defeat on them.
New Zealand, on the other hand, are already in touching distance of a quarterfinal berth after two consecutive wins.
Needless to say, New Zealand are the strong favourites going into the game tomorrow but the way the co-hosts struggled to score 143 against Scotland in their last match, the co-hosts will have to sort their batting woes.
Last moment game changers
New Zealand:– Vettori, Taylor, N. McCulum
England:- Board, Moen Ali, Root