England had not performed well in this tournament as many of us were expecting. They had played three matches with one win to their name. They lost one match while their one match was washed out by the rain. They are holding the second position on the points table right now. They are tied in points with Ireland and Australia while they are better in net run rate than these two teams.
New Zealand is currently leading the table of Super 12 Group 1 with five points to their name. They had played three matches with two wins while their one match against Afghanistan was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain (no toss). They are in good condition to qualify for the semi-finals. Many cricket pundits are predicting that they will win this match and also agree with it.
The most recent match of England was washed out by the rain against Australia after facing a massive upset against Ireland. England has to win this match at any cost to have some chance to qualify for the semi-finals. We do not doubt that England is a strong and experienced team and is rich in batting and bowling. The batting order of England is very strong and is led by Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, and Moeen Ali. This batting order is very dangerous and can destroy any strong bowling unit but they were not good in the previous match against Ireland and failed to chase the target of 157 runs. They scored 105 runs in 14.5 overs and were five runs short through the DLS method. Dawid Malan was the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side scoring 35 runs on 37 balls with the help of two boundaries.
Moeen Ali performed well in the most recently completed match against Ireland and scored 24 runs on just 12 balls. He smashed three boundaries and one huge six. Harry Brook scored 18 runs while the skipper, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, and Ben Stokes failed to give the best performance. The bowling unit of England is also strong. Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, and Liam Livingstone are the leading bowlers in the squad of England. They were not good against Ireland where they leaked 157 runs and sent the full Ireland team back to the pavilion in 19.2 overs. Liam Livingstone was the most successful bowler from their side who picked three wickets in three overs against just 17 runs. Mark Wood also picked two wickets while he was charged with 34 runs. Sam Curran picked two wickets while Ben Stokes had one wicket to his name.
New Zealand Reviews
New Zealand is coming to this match on the back of a massive win over Sri Lanka in their previous match with a handsome margin of 65 runs. They won the toss and decided to bat first. The performance of their whole batting order was not much impressive but Glenn Phillips was the only batter from their side who put some big runs on the board. He scored in the second century of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. He scored 104 runs on just 64 balls with the help of 10 boundaries and four huge sixes. Remember that New Zealand scored 167 runs in 20 overs. Daryl Mitchell scored 22 runs while Mitchell Santner scored just 11 runs. No other batter from their side could even enter into the double figure. Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, and James Neesham were the batters who failed to put some big runs on the board.
The way how the bowling unit of New Zealand performed in the previous match was just outstanding. They defended the target of 168 runs and sent the full team of Sri Lanka back to the pavilion in 19.2 overs for a total of 102 runs. Trent Boult was the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side who picked four wickets in four overs against just 13 runs. Mitchell Santner also performed well and picked up two wickets in four overs while he was charged with 21 runs. Ish Sodhi was the other bowler who picked up two wickets in 3.2 overs against 21 runs. Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson picked one wicket each. New Zealand has good news as their key bowlers and batters are performing well and giving the best performance and we are sure that they will win this match.
Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Teams
England is full of experienced and young players in the t20 format. The batting order of this team is also strong and some well-known hitters of the t20 format are part of the squad of this team, so the winning chances of today’s match against England have been increased. The equation of who will win today’s cricket match prediction and who will win the cricket match today is mentioned as under.
England has a 52% chance to win this match.
New Zealand has a 48% chance to win this match.