ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview: World Cup 2019
England and New Zealand will face-off in the 41st match of World Cup’19 at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street. We will provide ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the match.
Hosts of WC’19 England have five victories till now in WC’19 coming with a margin of 104 runs, 106 runs, 8 wickets, 150 runs, and 31 runs but have failed in the chase and pressure matches. They are fourth on the points table and will have to win their last match to qualify to semi-finals. Their top six batsmen are in super attacking form while their bowlers especially pacers have been able to outplay batsmen with their pace and bounce. They will hope to continue the winning momentum and defeat Kiwis by a good margin.
In the last encounter, They defeated India by 31 runs. Batting first, Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy came all guns blazing scoring 111 and 66 at an attacking strike-rate. Later, Ben Stokes scored quick 79-run knock while Joe Root scored 44 to take the team to a good total of 337. In defense, Liam Plunkett took three wicket-haul while Chris Woakes took two crucial scalps to successfully defend the target.
New Zealand is third on the points table with five wins and two losses and is performing well as a team. Pace duo of Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult are in lethal form while Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor have performed brilliantly with the bat along with the support of Neesham and Grandhomme in both the departments. They will be eager to book their spot in the semi-finals by defeating mighty England team.
In the last encounter, They lost to Australia by 86 runs. Bowling first, Trent Boult took a lethal four wicket-haul including a hat-trick and was supported by Ferguson and Neesham both taking two scalps each to restrict Australia at 243. In the chase, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor got starts of 40 and 30 respectively but failed in front of destructive Aussie bowlers and could only score 157 runs.
A good contest can be expected between both teams.
When and Where:
ENG vs NZ, 41st Match, ICC World Cup 2019.
Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street.
03:00 PM, 3rd July 2019.
Average 1st innings score: 243
Average 2nd innings score: 180
Pitch has historically been batting friendly and pacers may find initial support.
Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, James Vince, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, L Dawson.
Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Blundell (wk), Tom Latham (wk), Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi.
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow will open the innings. Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, and Jos Buttler will follow them.
Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes will play the role of an allrounder. Plunkett, Rashid, and Archer can also be handy with the bat.
Adil Rashid will be the key spinner along with Joe Root while C Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, and Jofra Archer will lead the pace attack along with Ben Stokes.
They are unlikely to tinker the winning combination. However, If the pitch is sluggish and slow then they can give a chance to Moeen Ali in place of Mark Wood.
Lockie Ferguson ruled out of today’s encounter. Tim Southee or Matt Henry will replace him.
There is a slight chance of Tom Blundell replacing Tom Latham because of the latter’s poor form.
Tim Southee/Matt Henry can also be drafted back in the playing XI place of Ish Sodhi.
Henry Nicholls and Martin Guptill will open the innings. Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, and Tom Latham will follow them.
James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, and Mitchell Santner will play the role of an allrounder.
Trent Boult will lead the pace attack along with James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme while Mitchell Santner will handle the spin department along with Kane Williamson.
Probable Playing XI:
Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, M Wood.
H Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk)/Tom Blundell, J Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry/Ish Sodhi, T Southee, Trent Boult.
Wicket-Keeper for ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler.
Jonny Bairstow is an attacking opening batsman and has scored 0, 32, 51, 45, 90, 0, 27 and 111 in eight matches. He will not keep wicket-keeping duties in presence of Jos Buttler. He generally struggles against spin bowling.
Jos Buttler is in attacking form and can change the course of the match in few overs. He scored 103 runs in just 76 balls against Pakistan but failed in all other matches.
Other Options: Tom Latham
Tom Latham is yet to prove his talent in WC’19. He is not looking in good touch after recovering from injury.
Batsmen for NZ vs ENG Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: Joe Root, Kane Williamson, Jason Roy, Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan.
Joe Root is the key batsman for England and can also play spin well unlike other English players. He has scores of 51,107, 21, 100*, 88, 57, 8 and 44 in eight encounters. He can also bowl a few overs of spin.
Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson is one of the best batsmen in the world and is a good player of pace as well as spin and is in brilliant form. He has scored 40, 79*, 106*, 148, 41 and 40 in six encounters.
Jason Roy is an exciting talent and plays in a very attacking manner. His recent form is also very good and scored 54, 8, 153 and 66 in four matches he played till now.
Ross Taylor is in brilliant form and has played knocks of 82, 48, 1, 69, 3 and 30 runs yet in WC’19. He has a good record on English pitches.
Martin Guptill is a very attacking batsman and can play a big inning on his day. He has scored 73*,25, 0, 35, 0, 5 and 20 in seven matches. He has failed to perform after the first match.
Skipper Eoin Morgan has performed well from past one year and is in good form. He scored 148 runs in 71 balls including 17 sixes against Afghanistan but failed in all other matches.
Other Options: Henry Nicholls
Henry Nicholls is a technically strong batsman and will open the innings. He scored 8 runs in the last encounter.
All-Rounders for England vs New Zealand Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: Ben Stokes, Jimmy Neesham, Colin De Grandhomme
Ben Stokes has also been in excellent form in WC’19 and has performed in crucial phases. He scored 82*, 89 and 79 runs in last three encounters and has also taken six scalps till now.
Jimmy Neesham is in brilliant form recently and proved it by taking five-wicket haul against Afghanistan. He can also play attacking cameos with bat and scored 97* runs against Pakistan.
Colin De Grandhomme can play attacking knock and also chip in with crucial wickets. He has taken five scalps in seven matches and also scored attacking 60 and 64 runs against South Africa and Pakistan respectively.
Other Options: Mitchell Santner
Mitchell Santner is a good spin bowling all-rounder and can also hit quick runs. He generally bowls with the good economy but has failed to perform in WC’19.
Bowlers for ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: Jofra Archer, Trent Boult, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood and Liam Plunkett.
Jofra Archer is one of the leading wicket-taker of WC’19 and is in lethal form. He has taken five three-wicket hauls in eight matches.
Trent Boult can trouble any batsmen with his swing in the initial overs. He has taken thirteen scalps in seven matches including two four wicket-hauls.
Chris Woakes is creating a challenge for batsmen with his swing in the initial overs and has taken nine wickets yet. He has also performed well with the bat in limited chances.
Mark Wood bowls at a quick pace and can demolish any batting line-up on his day. He has taken thirteen wickets in six matches.
Liam Plunkett is a wicket-taking right-arm fast bowler and took three scalps against India. He can be a good pick in NZ vs ENG Dream11 team.
Other Options: Adil Rashid, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi.
Leg-spinner Adil Rashid is in poor form after returning from injury but has the ability to change the course of the match. He has taken five wickets till now.
Matt Henry has impressed everyone with his pace and swing in the initial overs and has taken eight scalps in six encounters. He has been unable to take wickets in the previous three matches. He has a slight chance to play tomorrow.
Ish Sodhi is a talented leg spinner and bowls with good control. He may play tomorrow.
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction:
K Williamson (Vc)
Joe Root (C)
Ben Stokes/Ross Taylor
J Neesham/M Guptill
C de Grandhomme
Captain and Vc Choices: Joe Root, Kane Williamson, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Jimmy Neesham, Ross Taylor, Colin De Grandhomme, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Trent Boult, Jofra Archer, Martin Guptill.
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