England vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 final: Match prediction

On paper, England are well-stacked and are more balanced, but the team that manages to stay calm under pressure will emerge the victors.
England vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 final: Match predictionEngland vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 final: Match prediction
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After one and a half months of non-stop cricketing action, we will finally have a winner in the World Cup 2019 on Sunday as England and New Zealand face-off against each other at Lord's. 

On paper, the hosts are the firm favourites for the title, but the Black Caps can in no way be counted out, especially if the conditions assist the seamers. In Trent Boult, Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson, the Kiwis have the best seamers, who can rip apart any batting attack. The slope at Lord's will help the trio as well, and if England bat first, they will have to be aware of the rival pacers. 

However, England have the best batting line-up in the competition, and they will be fancying their chances. The openers Jaon Roy and Jonny Bairstow can send shivers down any oppponent's spine with their aggressive batting. If they battle out the first ten overs without losing a wicket, the match will firmly be in England's favour. The Kiwi openers, on the other hand, have had a tournament to forget. Martin Guptill, in particular, has looked out of sorts, scoring five single digit scores in his last eight innings. In a crucial game, early wickets can increase the pressure on the middle order, and New Zealand will hope that their openers can fire. 

As far as the middle order goes, England are well-stacked here as well. In Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, the side has some of the biggest hitters, while the Kiwis have solely been relying on Kane Willaismon and Ross Taylor. All-rounders like James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme have played important knocks, but have not been consistent. 

England have a well-balanced bowling attack as well, with Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes leading the attack, and Adil Rashid pitching in the middle overs. 

The English are also aware of the conditions and will have the crowd support behind them. When all departments are compared, it is England who appear the favourites, but it would be unwise to rule out the Kiwis, as they are more than capable of causGing an upset. Just ask the Indians!

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