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The Home of Cricket welcomes Trans-Tasman rivals who have led the way for much of CWC 2019. In a rematch of the 2015 World Cup Final, both will be looking to get one over the other in what could very well be one for the ages. Lord’s is sure to be a terrific host as always, but will Australia and New Zealand be the great guests fans are hoping for?

Australia put in by far their best bowling performance of the tournament at this ground. They dismantled England, so much so that the pressure is well and truly starting to show going by Jonny Bairstow’s comments, as well as Kevin Pietersen’s change of tone on Twitter. The Aussies need to shift their focus, though, coming up against a side that lost its first game only very recently.

New Zealand have yet again been excellent in a World Cup tournament. Sri Lanka’s heavy defeat to South Africa has gone a long way to confirming the Black Caps’ passage into the Semi Finals. New Zealand, led by the brilliant Kane Williamson, have been consistent for the most part, with their top four spot a reward for their efforts. However, their batting order and personnel is cause for concern, so will this be the game some adjustments are made?

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Key to a Australia win

Like New Zealand, Australia still have areas for improvement. Their batting at the death has left a little to be desired at times in CWC 2019, becoming an even bigger talking point after scoring 285 vs England when well over 300 was on the cards. However, the form of the top order is outstanding. Warner and Finch will be crucial in countering New Zealand’s swing threat to set Australia up nicely yet again. One thing is for certain, though – New Zealand won’t be bowling as short as England did a few days ago. So, is it time for Steve Smith to move back to three and help set that strong platform for Australia? Can Glenn Maxwell play the significant innings he and Australia need heading into the Semi Finals?

Also, Australia were irresistible with the ball against England. Swing and movement were on offer and Australia took full advantage, with Mitchell Starc and Jason Behrendhorff leading the way in an exhibition. New Zealand’s opening partnership has been a far contrast to Australia’s, with Martin Guptill and Colin Munro continuing to make it as if Kane Williamson has played this World Cup as an opener. An opportunity awaits Australia to repeat what they did against England (like Pakistan did against New Zealand) and open the game up nicely. Can this attack prove again that it’s their best-balanced one?

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Image: Getty Images. CWC 2019 Match 37: Aaron Finch has been superb.

Key to a New Zealand win

Aaron Finch and David Warner average over 91 for the opening wicket at CWC 2019. New Zealand need to break the opening partnership as quickly as possible, putting onus on Trent Boult to have his best game of the tournament to date. His opening partner (either Matt Henry or Tim Southee) will also be key in maintaining the pressure, focusing on a fuller length that draws Australia forward to maximise movement. With Lockie Ferguson in terrific form, and the all-rounders steady, New Zealand will be looking to build pressure on an Australian middle order that doesn’t look the finished package just yet.

Also, can New Zealand reduce the pressure on Kane Williamson? The skipper has 414 runs in CWC 2019, and his battle with Mitchell Starc (19 wickets) promises to be a beauty. However, can New Zealand make it less about Williamson v Starc and give Aaron Finch more to think about? There is no better stage than for Martin Guptill to find form again after what has been a lean campaign. Is it time for Henry Nicholls to partner him? Or do New Zealand put the struggling Tom Latham back to opener with Munro in the middle? With the Semi Finals approaching, New Zealand need to ensure that Jimmy Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme – both brilliant last game – can finish off a strong platform rather than having to fight their way to get New Zealand to parity.

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Image: Getty Images. CWC 2019 Match 37: Kane Williamson is key as always.

Pitch and conditions

A hot day is forecast for Lord’s – sunny with a top of 33. The same pitch for the England-Australia match will be used here, so there could be some assistance to both seam and spin bowlers.

Possible Playing 11

Australia will likely stick to the same team that beat England. However, a key question is where Usman Khawaja bats. Do Australia keep Smith down at four? Can Marcus Stoinis be more proactive early in his innings?

Australia: 1. David Warner, 2. Aaron Finch (c), 3. Usman Khawaja, 4. Steve Smith, 5. Glenn Maxwell, 6. Marcus Stoinis, 7. Alex Carey (wk), 8. Pat Cummins, 9. Mitchell Starc, 10. Nathan Lyon, 11. Jason Behrendorff

New Zealand have gone in with the same team in each match they have played. However, Matt Henry has taken just one wicket in his last four matches, so is it time for Tim Southee or Ish Sodhi? Also, do they stick with their current opening partnership?

New Zealand: 1. Martin Guptill, 2. Henry Nicholls/Colin Munro, 3. Kane Williamson (c), 4. Ross Taylor, 5. Tom Latham (wk), 6. Jimmy Neehsam, 7. Colin de Grandhomme, 8. Mitchell Santner, 9. Matt Henry/Tim Southee, 10. Lockie Ferguson, 11. Trent Boult

Dream11 Prediction

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Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head in World Cups: Matches 10, Australia 7, New Zealand 3.
  • Both these sides met in the 2015 World Cup Final, which was New Zealand’s first appearance in a WC Final. Australia won by seven wickets.
  • Australia have lost more wickets from overs 31-50 in CWC 2019 (37) than any other team. New Zealand and India have lost the fewest (15).
  • Kane Williamson needs 32 to reach 6,000 runs in ODIs.
  • Aaron Finch and David Warner lead the run-scorers chart in CWC 2019, with 996 runs between them.

Match Prediction

This promises to be a cracking game at the Home of Cricket.

Both sides have it in them to win a big game, but Australia possess slightly more in-form players. Australia to win in a tight game.

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Thanks for reading!

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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