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CWC 2019 Match 41: England v New Zealand Preview Dream11. ENG vs NZ Preview Dream11 Prediction

New Zealand will have its largest support for a single game in recent history. While Pakistan can still qualify even if New Zealand lose, a Black Caps win here means Pakistan will qualify for the Semi Finals if they win by any margin vs Bangladesh on Friday.

Win and qualify is the scenario for England, who got their shaky campaign back on track with victory over India. Their batsmen came to the party in Edgbaston, taking apart proven ODI bowlers to reach a total that proved too much. They must repeat their efficient performance here, because if they don’t, they could be out of the tournament by the weekend.

New Zealand have lost some momentum. It was only last week that they were undefeated alongside India en route to another Semi Finals berth, focused on doing the little things right to pick up victories. However, they have lost two straight matches, including another disappointing batting performance against Australia that has put further question marks regarding whether they can go all the way. Here, they have a huge opportunity to get back in form, while potentially spelling the end for England in the group stage.

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Key to an England win

It all comes down to this. Conditions in Durham are expected to be good batting, which will suit England’s hard-hitting approach. The return of Jason Roy against India drew an immediately positive result, enabling Jonny Bairstow to get set en route his most significant knock of the tournament. Another strong start here, against very capable New Zealand bowling up front, can reduce any nerves and enable the middle order – that includes in the in-form Ben Stokes – to play with freedom.

Also read: How good is Ben Stokes going?

Can England’s bowlers also come to the party? While India lacked intent at key stages last time out, England should be credited for their discipline and changes of pace that suited the conditions. Here, adjusting to the conditions will be vital once again, building dot-ball pressure through effective changes of length and pace. New Zealand is a side that can play lots of dots, so England need to leverage this with early scalps. Can they cause more opening hurt for the Black Caps? Will they get the better of Kane Williamson, placing significant pressure on the middle order?

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Image: Reuters. CWC 2019 Match 41: Can Jonny Bairstow play another significant knock?

Key to a New Zealand win

Apart from their first game against Sri Lanka, where they only needed 137 to win, New Zealand’s opening partnership has struggled. Even in that game, the question of whether Munro or Nicholls should open was a key one, and the Black Caps finally made the move last game against Australia. Nicholls will be key in enabling Martin Guptill find the form that has eluded he and New Zealand, which has often put the spotlight on the brilliant Kane Williamson very early. If New Zealand wish to build momentum, it must start from their top order that gives a platform for Ross Taylor and their all-rounders to play off.

Also read: New Zealand’s batting continues to worry

Also, can New Zealand find any swing and movement early? Is it time for Tim Southee to get a run? England’s batsmen have shown a propensity to struggle against the moving ball in CWC 2019, so all eyes will be on the impact Trent Boult can make in his battle with England’s dangerous opening pair. Pressure can do funny things, and it is key for New Zealand that they are targeting a middle order under the pump.

Also read: Did New Zealand miss a trick in the middle overs against Australia?

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Image: CWC Twitter. CWC 2019 Match 41: Kane Williamson will be key again.

Pitch and conditions

The forecast is good at Chester-le-Street and the pitch reportedly looks a good one for batting. It was the case in the Sri Lanka-West Indies game, where 300+ played 300+.

Possible Playing 11

Also read: India bad or England good? Liam Plunkett deserves credit

Liam Plunkett bowled really well for England last time out. The good batting conditions expected might have him preferred over Moeen Ali again.

England: 1. Jonny Bairstow, 2. Jason Roy, 3. Joe Root, 4. Eoin Morgan (c), 5. Ben Stokes, 6. Jos Buttler (wk), 7. Chris Woakes, 8. Jofra Archer, 9. Liam Plunkett, 10. Adil Rashid, 11. Mark Wood

Tim Southee has been waiting a while for his opportunity. Today could be the day, especially considering Lockie Ferguson has been ruled out with hamstring tightness.

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

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Dream11 Prediction

Also read: Trent Boult achieves history against Australia

Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head in World Cups: Matches 8, England 3, New Zealand 5.
  • England have not beaten New Zealand in a World Cup match since 1983. The last WC meeting was in 2015, where New Zealand thrashed England by eight wickets with 37.4 overs to spare.
  • Kane Williamson averages 74.64 in ODIs in England – his best in any country (min 5 innings).
  • If England lose, they will need Pakistan to lose to Bangladesh on Friday.
  • For New Zealand to miss out on the Semi Finals, they would have to lose this game heavily and Pakistan would have to thrash Bangladesh.

Match Prediction

What a game this could be.

New Zealand have been well under par in recent matches, but if they bring their A game, they could cause nerves for an England side that has struggled under pressure at times in CWC 2019. However, with Lockie Ferguson out and conditions said to be good for batting, England have enough depth to get the win and qualify for the Semi Finals.

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Charbel Coorey
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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 also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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