The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 has reached the semi-finals, and England will face New Zealand in the first semi-final. Both teams have been in good form throughout the tournament. New Zealand comes into this match with a big win over Afghanistan, their fourth straight win, which should give them confidence. England lost to South Africa in their last league game, but they have stamped their authority throughout the tournament.
England has a perfect record against New Zealand at neutral venues, having only lost once. England’s batsmen have been in good form, which should boost the team’s confidence heading into this game. New Zealand has momentum on its side and has found the right team combination. It is expected to be a close game, and it will be interesting to see if the team can repeat their performance here.
The match will take place on November 10, 2021, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Match Details to Note
Match: England vs New Zealand, 1st Semi-Final, ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021
Date: November 10, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
England vs New Zealand Team Previews
In their final league game, Eoin Morgan’s suffered their first loss of the tournament, falling by 10 runs to South Africa. Poor ball control was the cause of the team’s defeat, and Morgan would like to put that behind him. Morgan would be aware that New Zealand is in excellent form, and that his team would need to produce its best performance to win this game.
The loss of Jason Roy is a significant blow to the team, and the in-form Jos Buttler will need to form a solid opening partnership with Jonny Bairstow. The side would like to see runs from Moeen Ali, Dawid Malan, and Morgan in the middle order, and all of these players have scored runs in the tournament. Down the order, the side would look for runs from Liam Livingstone and Sam Billings, forming a formidable batting lineup.
Their bowlers had a bad day against South Africa, and the team would like to improve in this area. As the Kiwis are doing well at the top, Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali must get early wickets. Adil Rashid was expensive in the previous game, and the team would like to see him, as well as Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, and Livingstone, bowl tight spells in the middle overs.
England T20 Squad
Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Tom Curran, Reece Topley
Predicted XI: Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Billings, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes
Kane Williamson’s side advanced to the semi-finals by defeating Afghanistan by 8 wickets. In a must-win game, the team delivered a clinical performance to win convincingly. England would be a much tougher opponent with a strong bowling attack, and the team would need to put on a stellar performance to overcome this obstacle.
Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell have both put up strong opening stands in the tournament, and they will be expected to do so again in this game. The side has Williamson, Devon Conway, and Glenn Phillips in excellent form in the middle order, and this would boost their confidence. Their batting looks strong with James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, and Adam Milne in the lineup.
Given England’s strengths at the top, Tim Southee and Trent Boult would need to produce a strong spell in this game. In this tournament, Ish Sodhi and Santner have made good use of the conditions, and they would have to limit the flow of runs in the middle overs. In this must-win game, the team would also like to see strong spells from Neesham and Milne.
New Zealand T20 Squad
Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne
Predicted XI: Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
England vs New Zealand Toss Prediction
Most teams have preferred to bowl first at this venue, as large scores have been easily chased. The fast bowlers have had some swing in the early overs, and the conditions are becoming easier as we move into the second innings. The team that wins the toss would like to bowl first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi has a flat surface and a fast outfield, and batsmen have scored runs easily at this venue in the past. It’s a difficult wicket for fast bowlers because there isn’t much help for them. Spinners have a good track record here in the past because the ball turns sharply.
We anticipate a warm evening in Abu Dhabi on November 10, with conditions ideal for batting, as the ball has come onto the bat nicely in the last few games played here. Both teams will be under pressure, and the team batting first will want to score 170 or more runs.
England vs New Zealand Match Prediction
It will be a high-pressure game because the losing team will have to pack their belongings and return home. New Zealand has won four straight games, which should boost their confidence. Their batting and bowling attack has performed admirably. Despite their loss in the final game, England has been the best team in the tournament. They have a potent batting lineup, which gives them a slight advantage in the game.
England is the favourite to beat New Zealand at the odds of 1.55.
- Jos Buttler has 240 runs in five games and has helped England get off to a good start.
- New Zealand has a poor record against England in neutral venues, winning only once.
- England has a very good spin attack, led by Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, who have made good use of the conditions.
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