T20 World Cup 2021: The ICC T20 World Cup (ICC T20 WC) has now reached a turning point. The first semi-final match will be played between England (ENG) and New Zealand (NZ) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. By winning this match, both the teams will try to reach the final. This match is expected to be very exciting, as the past records of both the teams tell something. Let’s take a look at the head to head stats and probable playing XI of both the teams.
Head to head statistics for England and New Zealand
A total of 21 T20 matches have been played between England and New Zealand so far. In these, England has won 12 matches, while New Zealand won only 7 matches. Apart from this, one match was drawn and one match was tied. If we look at the previous record, then England’s upper hand is visible. However, England opener Jason Roy has been out of the World Cup due to injury and this can prove to be a big setback for the team.
England has the upper hand in the World Cup
Talking about the ICC tournament, so far five T20 matches have been played between the two teams. In these, England has won 3 matches, while New Zealand has got success in two matches. In this respect also England’s upper hand seems to be heavy.
Toss will play an important role
The toss will play a very important role on the ground of Abu Dhabi. The winner of the toss will decide to bowl first, as dew will also be a factor here. It will be interesting to see who will win the toss in this match.
England’s probable playing XI
Jos Buttler (wk), David Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood,
New Zealand playing XI
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.
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