- England face England in the T20 World Cup semi-final
- England have been shocked by Jason Roy’s injury
England and New Zealand will meet in the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup on Wednesday. England, struggling with the problem of injured players, will try to dominate New Zealand with the help of some of their elite players. This match will be played in Abu Dhabi starting at 7:30 pm India time. England were considered a contender for the title even before the tournament and surrendered to their laurels, but their defeat in the last Super-12 match against South Africa made it clear that Eoin Morgan’s team was not invincible.
… when New Zealand suffered a heartbreaking defeat
Memories of the 2019 ODI World Cup final will also be fresh in the minds of players from both teams, when England won the title by pushing more limits. It was a heartbreaking defeat for New Zealand, but despite this, their team has always performed well in ICC competitions. These include the World Trials Championship title.
Jason out, Butler-Bairstow at work
England have suffered a setback due to the injury of starter Jason Roy. Roy and Jos Buttler have been the explosive opening couple of the tournament. Jason is out of the World Cup and in such a situation, Jonny Bairstow can go open the innings with Butler. For England, players like Butler, Bairstow and Moeen Ali have been special, they have the ability to change the game for themselves.
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Sam Billings can be kept in the game XI
Sam Billings can stay in the XI of the game as a middle-order hitter in place of Jason Roy. The silver lining for England is that most of their hitters have spent time in the area and are ready for the semi-finals.
The team’s concern has increased after Tymal Mills was ruled out of the tournament due to a thigh injury in bowling. Mills did well on the Death Over. This would be an area that the opposing team would like to take advantage of.
The role of Moin and Adil Rashid will be important
Mark Wood has the pace, but not the variety that Mills was the most expensive bowler against South Africa. England, however, will try to forget that defeat and start over. The role of spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid will be important. They would like to put pressure on New Zealand by achieving successes in the power play and in the intermissions.
New Zealand certainly has the best bowlers in the tournament, restricting a strong team like India to 110 runs. Even a dangerous team like Afghanistan could score just 125 runs against them.
New Zealand is hopeful of teaming up with Boult and Saudi Arabia
It’s not easy going up against the dangerous pairing of Trent Boult and Tim Southee, who pitch with excellent line lengths. Lockie Ferguson’s departure due to injury could have spoiled his strategy, but Adam Milne didn’t let him miss him. Both spinners Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner have also been effective.
New Zealand hitters have also made their impact so far. Starter Martin Guptill has scored the most runs for his team, while teammate Daryl Mitchell is also in good shape. Captain Kane Williamson is your reliable hitter and would like to make a significant contribution to the semifinals. The Abu Dhabi field has been favorable for batting and great scores can be made in this match.
The teams are as follows:
England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, David Malan, Adil Rashid, James Vince, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Tom Curran, Reece Topley.
New Zealand: Ken Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Bolt, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamison, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Sentner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne.