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Cricket Free Tips | ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, 1st Semi-Final: England vs New Zealand

In the 1st semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2021, England will face New Zealand in a highly anticipated match. England has been professional throughout the tournament and has earned a place in the semi-finals. The injury to Jason Roy is a significant setback for them. In their last league encounter, the Three Lions won four consecutive matches before losing 10 runs against the Proteas.

New Zealand, on the other hand, has a history of excelling in ICC tournaments. They know how to deal with pressure in high-pressure situations. After losing to Pakistan in their first match, they didn’t look back, winning their next four games in a row with ease. They don’t have any specialized T20 game-changers, but they work well together and can overcome England in this match.

 

Weather
In Abu Dhabi, it’s another bright and sunny day throughout the game, with temperatures ranging from 27~28°C.

 

Pitch
The pitch in Abu Dhabi is conducive to batting, with an average first-inning score of 150-160 runs. At this location, the bowlers will have a fantastic time as well. A fair battle between bat and ball can be expected.

 

Probable Playing XIs
England
Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Livingstone, Mark Wood, Jonny Bairstow, Adil Rashid, Dawid Malan, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, James Vince
New Zealand
Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Martin Guptill, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

 

England vs New Zealand – 1st Semi-Final, Dream 11:
Jos Buttler (c&wk), Dawid Malan, Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Martin Guptill, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Chris Woakes

 

Prediction
Match winner

  • England

Winning the toss

  • England

Top Batsman

  • England – Jos Buttler
  • New Zealand – Kane Williamson

Top Bowler

  • England – Adil Rashid
  • New Zealand – Ish Sodhi

Most Sixes 

  • England – Jonny Bairstow
  • New Zealand – Martin Guptill

Player of the Match

  • England – Jos Buttler

Team Scores Batting First 

  • England – 180+
  • New Zealand – 160+

 

Both teams performed well in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 group stage and appeared evenly balanced on paper. On the other hand, the Englishmen are expected to make it to the competition’s final match. Let’s enjoy this highly anticipated game with Baji now!

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