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

England's Joe Root shakes hands with Australia's David Warner after the match
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The Mecca of cricket, Lord's will be witness to the iconic Final of the ICC World Cup 2019 to be played between New Zealand and England.

Although New Zealand have reached the ODI World Cup Final for the second consecutive time, and rightfully so, their form in the latter half of the tournament has not been inspiring. The team suffered back to back defeats in their last three group matches against Pakistan, Australia and England before turning it around in the all-important semi-final.

Their batting was average in the semi-final and it was the new ball bowler Matt Henry and spinner Mitchell Santner who did most of the damage for them and utilised conducive conditions to the fullest.

The Kiwis will have fresh memories of their defeat in the last group match against England, the same team which they will have to face in the Final. Courtesy of a century from Jonny Bairstow, England posted a 305-run total on the board against New Zealand on July 3 in Durham.

In reply, no New Zealand batsman other than Tom Latham could hold his own as wickets kept falling at regular intervals. Mark Wood was their wrecker-in-chief as New Zealand bundled out in 45 overs and conceded a huge 119-run defeat.

Out of a total of 90 ODIs played between England and New Zealand, England have won 41, while New Zealand have won 43. More importantly, in the last nine ODIs that the two teams have faced each other in, England have beaten the Black Caps seven times and would be overwhelming favorites to lift the World Cup trophy.

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

England- Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

New Zealand- Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, 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), Jason Roy (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 – Jason Roy

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.

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