Eden garden was the host of this match where batsman getting extra facility to score more run. After winning into the toss, English captain Eoin Morgan elected to field first. Extra ordinary bowling by English bowlers, forced New Zealand to give early wicket and stopped them to play big shorts. Colin Munro, Kane Williamson the captain & Corey Anderson’s 46, 32 & 28 run helped black caps to collect 153 runs in total within 2o over. Though it’s seems fighting score for t20 format but English opener Jason Roy’s 78 runs on 44 bowls simply destroyed the team of Kane Williamson. Most of the specialists indicate NZ as the favourite of the tournament but Jason Roy changed everything of the event.
New Zealand – 153/8 (20 over)
Colin Munro 46 (32), Kane Williamson 32 (28), Corey Anderson 28 (23)
England – 159/3 (17.1 over)
Jason Roy 78 (44), Joe Root 27 (22)
Details before the match –
Group 2 Champion black caps will play against English national team on ICC world twenty20 1st semifinal today. Still now the team of Kane Williamson didn’t lose any matches into this tournament and that’s why mentioning as the most favourite team to win the trophy of this year. Eoin Morgan’s English team lost in one matches only against the Caribbeans and won rest of the matches. As it’s a knockout round and do or die match, both team would fire during the match. Feroz Shah Kotla Ground of Delhi is prepared to arrange this biggest event of T20 world cup 2016.
Match between: England Vs New Zealand
Match type: Twenty20
Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2016
Date: 30 March 2016
Time: 7:30 Local Time, 14:00pm GMT, 15:00pm (BST), 8:00pm (BDT), 8:30pm (PKT) 3:00am (NZDT- next day)
Stadium: Feroz Shah Kotla Ground
Address: Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Delhi
Seating capacity: 45,000
Ticket price: Rs 100 to Rs 10,000
TV Channel: Star Sports, SuperSport, Sky Sports, GAZI TV, PTV
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New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Corey Anderson, Ross Taylor, Luke Ronchi (wk), Grant Elliott, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Nathan McCullum, Mitchell McLenaghan, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls
Key player: Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Nathan McCullu
England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Jordan, Adil Rasheed, David Willey, James Vince, Liam Plunkett, Liam Dawson, Reece Topley, Sam Billings.
Key player: Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales
Most strong issue for the black caps is their qualify spin attack. Young talent Ish Sodhi & Mitchell Santner bowling extremely well and batsman facing problem from the beginning of the tournament. This is why India, Australia, Bangladesh & Pakistan lost against this team in group round. Usually, English team play in big matches it’s true. England should play best cricket in twenty20 format as they play Natwest and couple of popular t20 league in their nation regularly which made them professional.
Head to Head:
Match played: 12
England won: 8
New Zealand won: 4
Last 5 Matches:
21 February 2016 South Africa v ENG (L)
16 March 2016 ENG v West Indies (L)
18 March 2016 ENG v South Africa (w)
23 March 2016 Afghanistan v ENG (w)
26 March 2016 ENG v Sri Lanka (w)
22 January 2016 NZ v Pakistan (w)
15 March 2016 India v NZ (w)
18 March 2016 Australia v NZ (w)
22 March 2016 NZ v Pakistan (w)
26 March 2016 Bangladesh v NZ (w)
Prediction: New Zealand is the possible winner of this match
As still now this two teams played 12 twenty20 matches in total where English team won in 8. England won a T20 world cup as well and that’s why we should keep ahead this team of Great Britain but this tournament performance on the basis of South Asian environment, need to give favoure to the black caps surely. They started this tournament by a big surprise by won over host nation India.