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T20 World Cup Preview: England vs New Zealand

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England will face South Africa in the 33rd match of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Gabba on 31st October (Tuesday).

New Zealand is standing at the top of Group 1 with 5 points in 3 games while England is placed 3rd with just 3 points. 

New Zealand has been superb in this World Cup as they haven’t lost a single game so far in the competition.

They thrashed the defending champions Australia in their opening game while defeated the Asia Cup champions Sri Lanka in their previous game.

Their second and slightly easier encounter against Afghanistan got washed out due to rain but they still are in a comfortable position to qualify for the Semi-Finals. 

On the other hand, England defeated Afghanistan in their first match of this T20 world cup. But they suffered an upset against Ireland by 5 runs due to the DLS method.

Their 3rd and most-awaited encounter against their arch-rivals Australia got washed out and now they need to win this game to remain in a comfortable position for the qualification scenario. 

Live Streaming and Broadcast 

This match will be broadcast live on Star Sports network while the Live streaming will be available on the Disney + Hotstar app & web. 

Match Details:

Teams – England vs New Zealand 

Date – 1st November October 2022

Time – 1:30 PM IST

Venue –  The Gabba, Brisbane 

Average 1st innings total 

The average 1st innings score at the Gabba is 159 runs. 

Head-to-Head record in T20Is:

Here is the head-to-head record between England and New Zealand in T20 Internationals. 

Total Matches Played – 22

England won – 13

New Zealand won – 8

Tie/ No Result – 1

Pitch Report:

The pitch at Gabba assists both the batters and bowlers as it is quite a balanced one.

The fast bowlers will get some movement with the new ball but the batting will become a lot easier as the match progresses. The skipper winning the toss will like to bowl first on this pitch. 

Weather Report:

The temperature is expected to hover around 20°C on the match day with 55% humidity and 15 km/hr wind speed. There is a 75 percent chance of precipitation during the match.

Possible Playing XI:

Here are the possible playing XIs of both teams, 

England:

Jos Buttler (C & WK), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood 

New Zealand:

Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Who will win? 

New Zealand has performed brllliantly so far in this tournament.

They have a good bowling unit and the batters are also doing a good job for them.

Their confidence has been pretty high after defeating the home side of Australia in their opening match. 

Meanwhile, England has a very exceptional batting lineup and they have plenty of match-winners in their side.

It is a very important game for the English side so they are expected to come hard against the Kiwis on Tuesday. 

Hence, we predict that England will beat New Zealand in the 33rd match of this T20 World Cup 2022. 

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