England and New Zealand will play in the 1st Semi-Final of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. We will cover ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
England won four out of five matches and finished the Super 12 at the top of Group 1’s ICC T20 World Cup 2021 points table.
Jason Roy was unlucky to get hurt in the last match and left the field while batting, but Buttler continued his form and scored some crucial runs. Moeen Ali got promoted to No.3, and he played a quick inning, and Jonny Bairstow has not been able to play a big inning so far.
Malan and Livingstone played a crucial knock in the middle-order, and skipper Morgan hit some boundaries, but they couldn’t win the match. For the first time, bowlers appeared to be out of rhythm. Only Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid managed to pick up wickets. The pacers Woakes, Jordan and Wood were expensive and went wicketless.
England might have lost the last match, but they would fight back in the Semi-Finals against New Zealand and try to win the match.
New Zealand has also won four matches and finished at the 2nd position on Group 2’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup points table.
The opener, Martin Guptill, is in decent form and has scored runs consistently at the top, and Daryl Mitchell performed well only in one of the innings. At No.3, Kane Williamson has played some crucial knocks, but he needs to score runs quickly, and Devon Conway appeared to be getting back in form in the last match.
Jimmy Neesham and Glenn Phillips have fitted into the role of finishers well.
The bowlers have been improving consistently and contributed to the team’s win. Boult, Southee, and Ish Sodhi are in exceptional form and picked up wickets in almost every match. The all-rounder, Neesham, has also started to pick up wickets from the last match.
New Zealand won four consecutive matches and would be very confident of defeating England in the Semi-Final.
ENG vs NZ Match Details
England vs New Zealand, 1st Semi-Final, ICC T20 World Cup, 2021
Date: 10th November 2021
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
The weather at Sheik Zayed Stadium has been clear skies so far in the tournament with moderate temperatures.
ENG vs NZ Pitch Report
Average first innings score: 143
Average total score: 126
(The average score is based on fourteen matches played here at this venue)
The pitch at Sheikh Zayed has improved for batting as there have been some high-scoring games recently. Pacers are getting a lot of help here, and the spinners seemed to be struggling a bit. An average score of 160 could be defendable at this venue.
(The chasing team has won nine out of the fourteen matches played so far at this venue in ICC T20 WC 2021)
ENG vs NZ Head-to-head
Total Matches Played: 21
ENG Won: 13
NZ Won: 7
No Result: 1
England vs New Zealand recent form
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ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team News
- Jason Roy suffered a calf injury and has been ruled out of the World Cup. James Vince has been named as his replacement.
- New Zealand is likely to continue the same combination for the Semi-Final.
ENG vs NZ Probable Playing 11
Jos Buttler (Wk), Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (C), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings/David Willey, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (C), Devon Conway (Wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.
Top Picks for ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team
(5 M, 240 R, 120 A)
Buttler is one of the top run-scorers in this tournament and scored 26 runs from 15 balls in the last match. He is a very good Captain choice in ENG vs NZ Dream11 team.
(5 M, 34 R, 11.33 A)
Bairstow has not performed well in the last two matches and was out for a duck in the previous match.
(5 M, 16 O, 6 W)
Jordan performed well in a couple of matches but went wicketless in the last match.
(5 M, 16.3 O, 5 W)
Woakes has been conceding many runs from the last two matches and went wicketless in the previous game.
(5 M, 41 R, 20.50 A + 14 O, 7 W)
Ali batted at No.3 position in the last match, scoring 37 runs and picking up a wicket.
(5 M, 18.2 O, 8 W)
Rashid has picked up the most wickets for England in this tournament and got one in the last match.
(5 M, 29 R, 14.50 A + 11 O, 4 W)
Livingstone has contributed by taking wickets in this tournament, batting in the last match, and scoring 28 runs from 17 balls.
(5 M, 176 R, 35.20 A)
Guptill successfully provided a good start to the team in almost all the matches and scored 28 runs in the last match.
(5 M, 126 R, 42 A)
Skipper Williamson has played sensible knocks in the tournament and scored 40* runs from 42 balls in the last match.
(5 M, 19.4 O, 11 W)
Boult performed extraordinarily in the World Cup and picked up three wickets for 17 runs in the last match. He is also a very good Captain choice in ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team.
(5 M, 20 O, 7 W)
Southee picked up two wickets twice in two matches and has maintained the economy of fewer than seven runs throughout the tournament.
(5 M, 18 O, 8 W)
Sodhi controlled the flow of runs, picked up wickets in every match, and got one scalp in the last match.
(5 M, 125 R, 25 A)
Micthell has been struggling from the last few matches but can play a big inning if he stays a little longer at the crease.
(3 M, 46 R, 46 A + 8 O, 2 W)
Neesham has performed with both bat and ball and managed to pick up a wicket in the last match.
Trump Card pick for ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team
(5 M, 75 R, 25 A)
Malan is batting at different positions in this World Cup, depending upon the situation of the match. He scored 33 runs from 26 balls in the last match.
(5 M, 83 R, 27.66 A)
Conway bats in the middle-order and scored 36* runs from 32 balls in the last match.
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction
J Buttler (C)
M Guptill, K Williamson (Vc), J Bairstow
Moeen Ali, J Neesham
T Boult, A Milne, C Jordan, M Wood, C Woakes
ENG vs NZ Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- Tim Southee, Adil Rashid and Ish Sodhi are also good picks.
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Captain and Vice-Captain (ENG vs NZ Today Match Prediction)
- Jos Buttler
- Kane Williamson
- Trent Boult
- Moeen Ali
- Jonny Bairstow
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.