Another high-octane clash in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is on cards as two top contenders for the coveted trophy - New Zealand and Australia - are set to square-off at the historic Lord's Cricket Ground today.
Presently, both Australia and New Zealand are comfortably placed in the points-table. While defending champions Australia is the only team to have booked a semi-final berth, the Kiwis, who are placed third, are a point away from it.
The Kane Williamson-led New Zealand side had the best possible start to the showpiece event as they were unbeaten in their initial six games before going down against Pakistan. It is their bowling attack which has performed in every game but their batting looks a bit average. Pacer Lockie Ferguson has led their pace attack after bagging 15 wickets from six games. Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme have not been amongst wickets, however, they both have handed good support to Ferguson after bowling economically.
In batting, the Kiwis have heavily relied on skipper Williamson and Ross Taylor to bail them out. In their game against Pakistan, batting-all-rounder James Neesham also gave a glimpse of how handy he can be with the bat. The Black Caps were once reeling at 46/4 against the Green Brigade before Neesham's 112-ball 97-run valiant knock propelled them to a fighting total.
As for Australia, they have shown improvement with every passing game. The Aaron Finch-led side have players who can rescue them out of any tricky situations. Openers Finch and David Warner have been the Kangaroos' main strength. Both are the two top run-getters in this World Cup. As a pair, the duo have given great starts to their side. The bowling has been fantastic so far as their two pacers -- Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins -- have been brilliant. Starc has 19 wickets from seven games while Cummins has scalped 11 from as many games. Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Lyon have further added some extra depth in their bowling.
Overall, after the much anticipated Indo-Pakistan rivalry got over, fans can expect another thriller on Saturday as it will be time for the Trans-Tasmanian rivalry.
When and where will World Cup 2019 match 37 between Australia and New Zealand be played?
Australia vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 Match 37 will be played at Lord's, London on June 29, 2019 from 6 PM (IST) onwards.
When and where to watch the World Cup 2019 match 37 between Australia and New Zealand?
The match will live telecast on Star Sports network from 6 PM (IST) onwards. The match will live telecast on Star Sports 3.
Where to watch the live streaming of the match 37 between Australia and New Zealand?
The match will live stream on Hotstar.
With Inputs from IANS