“I think the pitch and overheads,” [are the decisive factor], says Eoin Morgan. “The pitches have got tougher, slower, lower as the match goes on, and it’s a trend that the pitches haven’t been as good as the last few years. It’s a bit like a quarter-final, we train hard, play hard, today is what it’s all about.”
We would have had a bat as well, but it’s important to do a job,” says Williamson. “Ferguson has been outstanding, but a hamstring niggle, hope he recovers quickly.” Southee and Matt Henry are in, with Sodhi also sitting out.
Watch NZ v Eng cricket highlights videos today – 41st match, ICC Cricket World Cup from Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street (England) Wednesday, 3-7-2019.
England v New Zealand Icc Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Points Table
England won the toss and elected to bat.
England team: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Liam Plunkett, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Mark Wood.
New Zealand team: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Henry Nicholls, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Tom Latham (wk), 6 James Neesham, 7 Colin de Grandhomme, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Matt Henry, 11 Trent Boult.
Match Timings: 10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00 Interval 14.00-14.30, Second Session 14.30-18.00
Umpires – Rod Tucker, Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpires – Paul Reiffel
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Bruce Oxenford
Match number – ODI no. 4183