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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - England v New Zealand - PrePlay

New Zealand's Trent Boult celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Jason Behrendorff to complete a hat-trick
New Zealand's Trent Boult celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Jason Behrendorff to complete a hat-trick
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England and New Zealand will meet for match number 41 of the ICC World Cup 2019 at the Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street in Durham.

England and New Zealand have clashed a total of 89 times in ODIs before, out of which India have won 40 and New Zealand have won 43. Morgan & Co have been clinical in the last eight ODIs against the Black Caps and have won six of them.

Both teams have faced each other thrice on this ground, with England winning two of those matches. In their last five encounters, England have won three and lost two, while New Zealand have lost two and won two.

It was quite evident in the match between West Indies and Sri Lanka that this ground at Chester-le-Street in Durham might have a surface which is on the slower side, but it is still relatively easier for the batsmen to connect the ball.

Something that goes in favour of the bowlers, especially the spinners, is that the boundaries are a bit longer and hence, good deliveries get their share of respect.

Both England and New Zealand have not qualified to the semifinal yet and are just one win away from sealing that spot. Both teams might also make it without a win, but they would rather want to keep their fate in their own hands by coming out victorious in this game.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

England- Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood/Moeen Ali

New Zealand- Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi/Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - England

Who will win? – England

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Joe Root (England)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand), Jofra Archer (England)

Most Sixes – James Neesham (New Zealand), Jos Buttler (England)

Man of the Match – Jos Buttler 

Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 280+, England 330+

Match Handicap England

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.