England will take on New Zealand in the 41st match of the ICC World Cup at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street. It is going to be a must-win match for England and they would aim to book their semifinals berth. The hosts had won their last match against India and they would aim to continue their good form going. We take a look at England’s Predicted Playing XI and Analysis.
On the other hand, New Zealand has also lost its last two matches and suddenly their weaknesses are exposed. Thus, the Kiwis will aim to get into form before the semifinals. In fact, New Zealand also needs to win to confirm their qualification for the last four.
Here is England’s Predicted Playing XI:
The talisman batsman had scored a fine knock of 66 runs on his comeback match after the injury. Thus, the right-hander will aim to continue his good form going.
The right-handed batsman had scored a fine hundred in the previous match, which was his first of the World Cup. Bairstow is going to hold the key.
The England Test captain has been in sublime form in the tournament. The stylish batsman has scored 476 runs in the tournament.
The left-hander has had his issues against the short deliveries. However, Morgan has led his troops with aplomb. Morgan has scored 275 runs in the tournament.
The talisman all-rounder has been in sublime form in the ongoing tournament. Stokes had scored a quickfire knock of 79 runs against India.
Must-win match for England.
The attacking Jos Buttler hasn’t received a lot of chances to bat. Buttler will aim to provide the finishing touches to England’s innings.
The all-rounder had scalped two wickets in the previous match against India. Woakes will like to provide early breakthroughs for his team.
The right-arm seamer has scalped seven wickets in the four matches he has played. Plunkett had snared three wickets in the last match against India.
The right-arm fast bowler has impressed with his pace in the tournament. However, he had gone wicketless in the previous match.
The leg-spinner has taken seven wickets in the eight matches of the tourney. Rashid could not pick any wicket in the last match.
Jofra Archer was economical in the last match against India. Archer has been England’s best bowling as he has snared 16 wickets in the competition.