England vs. New Zealand: ICC World Cup Match 41 Preview
England vs. New Zealand: ICC World Cup Match 41 Preview

England will face New Zealand in an all-important encounter during the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup in Chester-le-Street on Wednesday. The game is an important one for both teams as the winner will cement berth in the semi-finals, whereas the loser will wait for the result of the match between Pakistan and Bangladesh to know their fate.

England will be coming in this match high on confidence after securing an important win against in-form India in their previous match. In the batting department, the home side will be relying on the likes of in-form openers Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, veteran right-hander Joe Root, captain Eoin Morgan, all-rounder Ben Stokes and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett and Jofra Archer to produce timely breakthroughs. Looking at the team's performance in the previous match, there are no major changes expected in the playing eleven.

On the other hand, New Zealand will enter the match relatively low on confidence after suffering back-to-back defeats against Pakistan and Australia in their previous two matches. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of captain Kane Williamson, veteran middle-order batsman Ross Taylor and all-rounder Jimmy Neesham to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult to produce

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Azeem Siddiqui
Passionate sports follower in the field of sports journalism for more than five years. Loves writing about cricket, football, and tennis.
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