Daniel Vettori believes that crowning of a first time World Cup winner makes the final extra special

Former New Zealand cricketer, Daniel Vettori believes that the England vs New Zealand encounter in the finals would be a 50-50 game.
Daniel Vettori believes that crowning of a first time World Cup winner makes the final extra special Daniel Vettori believes that crowning of a first time World Cup winner makes the final extra special
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New Zealand claimed their position in the finals by defeating Virat Kohli led Men in Blue by 18 runs in the semi-finals at Manchester, whereas England defeated Australia to enter the finals. Both the teams have never won a World Cup before and this encounter will result in a new World Cup winning champions. In a column for ICC, Vettori wrote that, “Both teams will be very excited about reached the World Cup final, and the crowning of a first time winner makes it extra special.”

He also stated that Sri Lanka in 1996 was the last first-time World Cup winner and that win swept the country. He also added that according to him it would exactly be the same for New Zealand this year. However, he mentioned that it’s a 50-50 game and that’s how both the teams will view it. “Virat Kohli said earlier in the tournament that if a team plays well, they can beat anyone and if they don’t, anyone can beat them,” He added.

Vettori also added that both the Captains will have immense respect for each other and there will be lots of camaraderie between the sides. He said that both of them have skills and the initiative to think on their feet and they have seen them at their best in the past couple of games.

“It’s a nice way to go into the game, and the way Eoin Morgan and Kane Williamson are approaching it, you can tell they are confident while being respectful about their opposition and how well they can play. It’s a chance to watch two great leaders,” Vettori added.

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