Watch ICC CT 2017: Group A, 6th Match England vs New Zealand Live Streaming, Highlights & Result.
ICC CT 2017: Group A, 6th Match England vs New Zealand
The match is scheduled to begin on June 6, 2017. 10:30 local time (9:30 GMT), (14:30 PKT).
England: JJ Roy, AD Hales, JE Root, EJG Morgan*, BA Stokes, JC Buttler†, MM Ali, AU Rashid, LE Plunkett, MA Wood, JT Ball
New Zealand: MJ Guptill, L Ronchi†, KS Williamson*, LRPL Taylor, NT Broom, JDS Neesham, CJ Anderson, MJ Santner, AF Milne, TG Southee, TA Boult
The selectors have drafted Steven Finn into their squad as replacement for injured Chris Woakes who sustained a side strain in England’s opening encounter at the Oval against Bangladesh. The rest of the players have all been reported to be match-fit and no further changes are expected in their lineup.
Jos Buttler is averaging 50.33 in ODIs at the Sophia Gardens. The wicketkeeper-batsman has two fifties from four innings here and is expected to get a big score in this game. Joe Root smashed an unbeaten century against Bangladesh and he too will be the key man for England with the bat. Liam Plunkett has taken seven wickets in his last two 50-over games – three against South Africa in the second ODI and a four-wicket haul in the tournament opener. Since conditions are expected to favor seam bowling, he will be the toughest challenge for the Kiwi batters.
England’s eight-wicket victory in the opening game against Bangladesh was their ninth win in ten one-day internationals. The loss against South Africa at Lord’s before this has been their only defeat at home so far this year. So they have been on top of their game with Jason Roy’s poor form being the only major concern.
Kane Williamson has scores of 88 and 100 in his previous two ODI innings. He scored a fifty the last time New Zealand played a one-day international at the Sophia Gardens against England in the 2013 Champions Trophy and he will be backed by his team for another big knock come Tuesday. Adam Milne was very impressive in the rain-affected game against Australia where he picked up two top-order scalps in two overs. Trent Boult has also been in good form of late and the Kiwis will rely on these two bowlers to get the early breakthroughs once again.
New Zealand have three wins, one loss and one wash out in their last five one-day internationals. Their top-order batting is looking pretty solid with Williamson leading from the front. Bowling too was sharp in the previous game against Australia
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl.
England won by 87 runs.
Player of the match: JT Ball (England)