The first batch of the group in the Super 12 looks sharp with New Zealand, Australia and England all looking to qualify as quickly as possible. Let us see what we might have in store in the upcoming match of New Zealand vs England.
England have been a bit unfortunate this tournament with the rain in general. Currently standing at 3 points they did a great job against Afghanistan, mainly Livingstone scoring 29 runs as well as Buttler, Malan and Hales working together to salvage nearly 60 runs for England. The game was changed when it came to ball with Sam Curran taking 5 wickets with a 2.79 economy in his 3.4 overs. Mark Wood and Ben Stokes took two wickets each too. In next game England bowled decently again with Mark Wood taking 3 Irish wickets, Curran taking 2 and Livingstone taking three too. All over the game was set for England Malan making 35 off 37 balls and Moeen Ali making 24 runs off a 200 strike rate but DRS caught up against England and Ireland won the match due to the basis of rules. New Zealand on the other hand were phenomenal their previous game against Sri Lanka mainly their bowling performance with Southee and Boult shining again. The latter took 4 wickets and only gave off 13 runs. Southee took one but also gave off just 12 runs in his over. On the batting side of the things we saw a century by Glenn Phillips off just 64 balls.
New Zealand are the clear favorites just because their bowling is great. Trent Boult has shown that he can make life hell for the target chasers with his 4 wickets in the last game and 4th best economy in the tournament so far with Southee leading the charts. If New Zealand first then they will not settle for a target lesser than 160 and we expect Conway who has the second highest batting average in the tournament of 93 to show off his quality again. England have their threats too and are massively Reliant on Curran to take a few wickets. On the batting side England also have in them to chase targets especially given their middle order finishers in Moeen Ali, Stokes and Malan.