ENG vs NZ: After an enormous effort in the Super 12 matches, the Three Lions and Kiwis will lock horns at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium for the first Semi-Final encounter in their quest to earn the T20 World Cup Finals ticket.
England played their final Super 12 encounter against South Africa to make it five out of five wins. However, Rassie van der Dussen’s unbelievable unbeaten 60-ball 94 & Aiden Markam’s classy 25-ball 52* helped the Proteas put on a gigantic score of 189/2. While chasing 190, Rabada’s hattrick restricted the England side to 179/8 and helped South Africa get a 10-run win. However, the South African side didn’t make it to the next round.
On the other hand, Najibullah Zadran’s magnificent 48-ball 73 helped Afghanistan post a respectable 124/8 when they locked horns against Kiwis. Trent Boult starred with his 3/17. However, it turned out to be a very easy run-chase as skipper Williamson and Devon Conway helped the Kiwis clinch a comfortable 8 wicket win with 11 balls to spare.
In the upcoming encounter, England clearly have the upper hand over the Kiwis to win and make it to the finals.
Match: England vs New Zealand
Date & Time: 10th November 2021, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium
Sheikh Zayed Stadium provides a neutral pitch to compete on. It provides a lot of assistance to both the batters and bowlers, with a slight extra advantage to the batters on occasion. The teams chasing have had great results obtained here.
The temperatures will be marginally dropping from 32 to 28 degrees. It is expected to be hot and sunny, with mild humidity throughout the game. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.
ENG vs NZ Predicted Playing XI
James Vince, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Eoin Morgan
Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Devon Conway, Darryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler (captain), Devon Conway
Batters: Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson
Allrounders: Moeen Ali, James Neesham
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Trent Boult (vice-captain), Ish Sodhi