In probably the most pivotal fixture of this 2019 ICC World Cup, England is set to host New Zealand at the Riverside Ground in a must-win encounter. The home side must be beaming with confidence after defeating India and ending their unbeaten run in their previous game. Morgan & Co have to emerge victorious somehow in this fixture if they want to stay alive in this tournament. With another win under their belt, England will seal their semi-final spot in this home World Cup.
Meanwhile, New Zealand has played some awful cricket in the past few fixtures. Having lost two games on the tort, the Blackcaps would be eyeing to land a counterpunch when they take on the home team. New Zealand will try to win the toss and bat first to put England under pressure in this must-win game. If the Kiwis bowl well against a strong English batting lineup, they can help Pakistan to qualify and spoil England’s party.
Date: Tuesday, 3rd July 2019
Time: 03:00 PM IST
Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
League: ICC World Cup 2019
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar
Avg 1st Innings score: 246
Avg 2nd Innings score: 189
Highest Total: 338/6 (50 Ov) by SL vs WI
Lowest Total: 99/10 (26.1 Ov) by ENG vs SL
Highest Chased: 314/4 (44.4 Ov) by ENG vs AUS
Lowest Defended: 274/6 (41 Ov) by ENG vs PAK
New Zealand: 43
Head-to-Head at World Cup
New Zealand: 05
- Jason Roy will keep his place top of the order.
- Mark Wood can make way for Moeen Ali in the starting lineup.
- Tom Blundell might make his World Cup debut against Pakistan, replacing Tom Latham to provide some firepower in the middle order.
- Matt Henry can make a comeback in the playing XI for the Blackcaps.
Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor
- Joe Root
- Jos Butler
- Jofra Archer
- Kane Williamson
- Ross Taylor
- Trent Boult
Probable Playing XI
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Mark Wood/Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro/Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson