Riding high on confidence after registering a thumping win over India, pre-tournament favourites England will look to confirm their semifinal berth in the ongoing World Cup when they take on New Zealand in their last group stage game at Riverside Cricket Ground, Durham today.
England has to win their next fixture against the Kiwis in order to qualify for the Top 4. If they lose, Pakistan might get through after a victory over Bangladesh. The English team is performing well on all the three sides. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow displayed outstanding performance against India. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler support the middle order perfectly. Liam Plunkett is in great form and is crucial to the English bowling line up. He took three important wickets in the last match against India. It is highly unlikely they will make any change to their playing XI, given all their players are fit and raring to go.
New Zealand, who are one point above England and are sitting in third place, have suffered back-to-back setbacks against Pakistan and Australia. The Kane Williamson-led side have been ordinary in their batting in the last two games and they would desperately hope to improve on that front and make a solid comeback into the tournament. An attack led by left-arm quick Trent Boult, who took a hat-trick hero against Australia, and featuring the express pace of Lockie Ferguson is a testing proposition for any side and they would like to stop the attacking English batting line-up from bludgeoning.
If New Zealand loses, the chances of Pakistan and Bangladesh to qualify increases and that could be the reason of spotting many Pakistani and Bangladeshi fans in the stadium, praying for their respective teams.
When and where will World Cup 2019 match 41 between England and New Zealand be played?
England vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 Match 41 will be played at The Riverside Durham, Chester-le-Street on July 03, 2019 from 3 PM (IST) onwards.
When and where to watch the World Cup 2019 match 41 between England and New Zealand?
The match will live telecast on Star Sports network from 3 PM (IST) onwards. The match will live telecast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 HD and Star Sports 2 HD.
Where to watch the live streaming of the World Cup 2019 match 41 between England and New Zealand?
The match will live stream on Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates on www.freepressjournal.in.
With inputs from IANS