New Zealand vs England, World Cup Final 2019: World Cup history, head-to-head, which team will create history?
New Zealand vs England final, World Cup 2019: England will be playing its fourth World Cup final today, after 1979, 1987 and 1992, while New Zealand will be playing its eighth World Cup final.
New Zealand vs England final, World Cup 2019: New Zealand and England will come face-to-face for the title clash for the first time in the ICC Cricket World Cup. The New Zealand vs England World Cup final 2019 will begin at 3.15pm IST at the Lord’s cricket ground in London. Whoever wins, history will be created today, as it would be the first world cup win for the nation. England despite being the inventor of the game has never won the World Cup and New Zealand, despite being one of the strongest teams has also never won the World Cup. This would be New Zealand’s second consecutive final, after it made through the finals of the 2015 World Cup only to lose against Australia. England will be entering its first world cup final in 27 years, after 1992 World Cup where they lost to Pakistan.
New Zealand vs England World Cup Title Favourites
Both England and New Zealand were title favourites from the start of the tournament. Though England was struggling a bit initially, it picked up its act in the latter half of the tournament and entered the finals with a thumping victory over Australia. New Zealand, on the other hand looked formidable in the beginning but they struggled towards the end but came back strongly in the first World Cup semi-final against India, winning by 18 runs in a nail-biting finish.
New Zealand vs England World Cup head-to-head
Total matches played – 9
New Zealand won- 5
England won- 4
New Zealand vs England World Cup History
1. 1975 World Cup: England won by 80 runs
In the very first edition of the ODI World Cup, England after posting a score of 266/ 6 beat New Zealand by 80 runs.
2. 1979 World Cup: England won by 9 runs
Again batting first, England posted a total of 221/8 and defeated New Zealand by 9 runs to reach the World Cup finals.
3. 1983 World Cup: England win by 106 runs
New Zealand, while chasing 323 runs crumbled and were defeated by England by 106 runs.
4. 1983 World Cup: New Zealand won by 2 wickets
In a nail-biting finish, New Zealand chased down the target of 235 to defeat England for the first time in their world cup face-off.
5. 1992 World Cup: New Zealand win by 7 wickets
New Zealand continued its winning streak against England by chasing down the target of 201 with 55 balls remaining. This was the first world cup where the teams were wearing coloured jerseys and were playing 50 overs instead of earlier 60.
6. 1996 World Cup: New Zealand won by 11 runs
New Zealand after batting first and posting 239/6 narrowly won the match against England by 11 runs.
7. 2007 World Cup: New Zealand won by 6 wickets
England managed to put up a total of just 209 runs,which was easily chased down by New Zealand with 54 balls remaining.
8. 2015 World Cup: New Zealand win by 8 wickets
England folded up for mere 123 runs in 33.2 overs in the group stage of World Cup 2019. New Zealand chased down the target in just 12.2 overs.
9. 2019 World Cup: England win by massive 119 runs
England recorded its win over New Zealand in a world cup in the 2019 group stage after more than two decades. The England vs New Zealand group stage was largely one-sided as England crushed New Zealand by 119 runs to become the third semi-finalists.
England vs New Zealand head-to-head in ODIs
Total matches played- 90
New Zealand won- 43
England won- 41
New Zealand vs England final: Match Prediction
England will be playing its fourth World Cup final today, after 1979, 1987 and 1992, while New Zealand will be playing its eighth World Cup final. New Zealand is the only team after Australia to have the most wins in World Cup matches. Despite being one of the best sides, both teams have never won the world cup.
Though New Zealand was formerly one of the unbeaten sides in the World Cup 2019, it has been struggling with poor top order form. Even in the semi-final against India, New Zealand’s top order crumbled one after another. England, on the other hand, has a formidable batting line-up. Both the teams have quality bowling attack so it will all come down to the batsmen today. New Zealand batsmen will have to be at their best today to give England a tough fight, otherwise the match would become one-sided, because England has a deep batting line-up and a formidable bowling attack.