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ICC World Cup 2019: England vs New Zealand – Pitch Report & Playing XI

ICC World Cup 2019: England vs New Zealand – Pitch Report & Playing XI

Date & Time: Wednesday, 3rd July, 3:00 PM IST

Venue: The Riverside, Durham

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England has had a rough ride and New Zealand is the only team standing between it and the semi-finals. Yet, in the 37th match, New Zealand lost to Australia, which means they are not invincible. Watch this do or die game being played at The Riverside, Durham, today at 3:00 PM IST.


The hosts are all set to take on New Zealand in the 41st match of the World Cup 2019. If they win this, they should be in the semi-finals. Roy and Archer are in good health but Moeen will be seen sitting out again. But with Roy back in the team again, England seems steadier than ever. The team lineup is likely to remain unchanged.

Probable Playing XI

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


For New Zealand that has seen minimal losses so far, is going to depend on the wind to decide if they have to bring both their spinners out. Recommendations are going around for Tim Southee to play his first competitive match this time. Against England, he displayed some great numbers – in the ODI it was 35 wickets for 28.14 and 7 for 33 in the previous World Cup.

Probable Playing XI

Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Colin de Grandhomme, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi/Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult


The pitch is, overall, batting friendly, and batsmen in both the teams are expected to be in full form. Twenty20 sides in Durham have always enjoyed playing the gaps at cover and midwicket. The pace of the ball is bound to be good as well. On this fresh pitch, Sri Lanka and West Indies scored 653 runs across 100 overs.

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