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.

 

Match Details

 

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  

 

Venue Stats

 

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

 

 

Head-to-Head Records

 

Total: 89

England: 40

New Zealand: 43

Tied: 02

N/R: 04

 

Head-to-Head at World Cup

 

Total: 08

England: 03

New Zealand: 05

 

Team News

 

England

  • Jason Roy will keep his place top of the order.
  • Mark Wood can make way for Moeen Ali in the starting lineup.

New Zealand

 

  • 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.

 

Squads  

 

England

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

New Zealand

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

 

Key Players

 

England

  • Joe Root
  • Jos Butler
  • Jofra Archer

New Zealand

  • Kane Williamson
  • Ross Taylor
  • Trent Boult

 

 

Probable Playing XI

 

England

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

New Zealand

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