England and New Zealand head into their final World Cup group match today, each knowing that a win would see them into the semi-finals.
England and New Zealand face each other in a stern battle on Wednesday in the match number 41 of the ICC World Cup 2019.
Both sides need a win to guarantee qualification in the semis.
It is expected to be a gigantic battle at Chester-le-Street between these two quality teams.
England will look to produce another all-round effort
England will draw massive confidence from their victory against India on Sunday.
Eoin Morgan’s side thrived in every department to arrest the slide. Their batting holds the main edge. Openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow are ominous upfront. In-form Ben Stokes adds the cushion in the middle order. England have quality bowlers to hurt the Kiwis.
England go in as the favourites.
New Zealand have work to do after two successive defeats
After being on a fine unbeaten run, New Zealand suffered back-to-back losses against Pakistan and Australia.
Their batting lacks the edge. Besides Kane Williamson, the others have all struggled. This is a major focus for the Kiwis. Bowling wise, NZ have been sharp. Their pacers could light up the show against England.
Williamson will hope to make the difference.
The pitch is expected to assist batting with the last game here being a run-feast. According to reports, the weather will be sunny and warm with some gentle breeze as the game progresses.
England could win this game given their better batting resources.