New Zealand and England will be practising and sweating hard for the final of the ICC World Cup 2019 as the cricket world awaits a new world champion. England is the hosts and favourites of ICC World Cup 2019 and proved it correct after thrashing down the defending champions Australia comfortably. Australia had never lost a semi-final in ICC World Cup before the 2nd semi-final of the tournament.
England looked a balanced side and better than New Zealand as England has a strong batting line-up. England has scored 320+ runs multiple times in this tournament and showed some classy batting performances.
Whereas New Zealand is facing issues with their top order except for Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor and also has a weak lower middle order. Kane Williamson is playing exceptionally well for his side and is performing like a one-man army for New Zealand. England and New Zealand have faced each other in 9 matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup tournaments. Out of these 9 games, England has won 4 whereas New Zealand has come out victorious on 5 occasions.
England captain Eoin Morgan has praised his teammates and fans for supporting them during the ups and downs in this during. He said “Absolutely delighted. I would like to thank the fans who’ve come out today, our fans have been great with their support. Edgbaston has always been great for us. Having beaten India on this ground, we would have come in with similar confidence. It is very important to take confidence from the group stages into the semi-finals. We talked about wanting to get better from game to game and we wanted to set the tone from ball one and we made Australia pay,” in the post-match presentation.
England has never won the World Cup, finishing as runner-up in 1979, 1987 and 1992. Whereas New Zealand was runner-up in previous World Cup edition and this is their 2nd consecutive final.
The final of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be umpired by Kumar Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus. The controversy surrounding Jason Roy’s dismissal in the second semi-final was lead after
Dharmasena and Erasmus were the on-field umpires. For which, England opener Jason Roy was fined 30 per cent of his match fee for getting into an argument with the on-field umpires and violating ICC’s rules and regulations.
On 14th July, the final of the ICC World Cup 2019 is going to be an absolute thriller as the cricket world waits for its new World Cup champion.
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