New Zealand vs England Final, Lord’s Weather: Will rain play spoilsport in World Cup final?

first_img Next New Zealand vs England Final, Lord’s Weather: Will rain play spoilsport in World Cup final?New Zealand vs England Final, Lord’s Weather: England will look to beat New Zealand and clinch maiden World Cup title provided rain doesn’t play a spoilsport.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 14:09 IST Photo: ReutersAs England take on New Zealand in the big final at Lord’s on Sunday, both teams will be eyeing their maiden World Cup title. Last time when both the teams met in the group stage and England defeated New Zealand, breaking a 27-year-old record.New Zealand beat favourites India to seal the final spot, England thrashed arch-rivals Australia by eight wickets to set up the final date.England are totted as clear favourites but one can’t underestimate New Zealand, after seeing the quality of cricket they produced to knock out table toppers India in the semi-final.While both teams have quality bowling attacks, the batting of the New Zealand outfit is something that will definitely bother the Kiwis, especially the poor form of experienced opener Martin Guptill. While his direct hit to dismiss M.S. Dhoni did change the outcome of the semi-final between India and New Zealand, he would wish to give the Kiwis a good start at the top. And there is a positive in there.To be fair to the Kiwis, while the bowling attack of the two teams looks almost at par on paper, England’s batting has a lot more depth as compared to the Kiwis, and Kane Williamson’s boys will have their task cut out if they are to clean the batting up. But then, on a given day, anything can happen and the New Zealand players will definitely take confidence from their semi-final encounter against India.New Zealand vs England Final, Lord’s Weather: Updates from LondonadvertisementThe weather, after troubling the cricketers right through the tournament, is expected to be bright and sunny and that should mean a slight advantage to the batsmen. The wickets to have started to get slower and the bowlers have been using a lot of cutters recently.A high of 22 C (72 F) is expected on Sunday. Sunny spells are anticipated and it will feel comfortable for fans enjoying the sporting events.”Fans in open seating areas will want to make sure to have hats, sunglasses and sun cream,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Bill Deger. Screen grab from AccuWeatherALSO READ | Come on England: 101 former cricketers wish their team good luck ahead of World Cup 2019 finalALSO READ | World Cup 2019: Australia played their worst cricket in the most critical moments, says Ricky PontingALSO WATCH | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma has been batsman of the tournament, says Michael ClarkeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNayanika Sengupta Tags :Follow ICC World Cup 2019Follow Lord’s WeatherFollow New Zealand vs Englandlast_img

first_img Next New Zealand vs England Final, Lord’s Weather: Will rain play spoilsport in World Cup final?New Zealand vs England Final, Lord’s Weather: England will look to beat New Zealand and clinch maiden World Cup title provided rain doesn’t play a spoilsport.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 14:09 IST Photo: ReutersAs England take on New Zealand in the big final at Lord’s on Sunday, both teams will be eyeing their maiden World Cup title. Last time when both the teams met in the group stage and England defeated New Zealand, breaking a 27-year-old record.New Zealand beat favourites India to seal the final spot, England thrashed arch-rivals Australia by eight wickets to set up the final date.England are totted as clear favourites but one can’t underestimate New Zealand, after seeing the quality of cricket they produced to knock out table toppers India in the semi-final.While both teams have quality bowling attacks, the batting of the New Zealand outfit is something that will definitely bother the Kiwis, especially the poor form of experienced opener Martin Guptill. While his direct hit to dismiss M.S. Dhoni did change the outcome of the semi-final between India and New Zealand, he would wish to give the Kiwis a good start at the top. And there is a positive in there.To be fair to the Kiwis, while the bowling attack of the two teams looks almost at par on paper, England’s batting has a lot more depth as compared to the Kiwis, and Kane Williamson’s boys will have their task cut out if they are to clean the batting up. But then, on a given day, anything can happen and the New Zealand players will definitely take confidence from their semi-final encounter against India.New Zealand vs England Final, Lord’s Weather: Updates from LondonadvertisementThe weather, after troubling the cricketers right through the tournament, is expected to be bright and sunny and that should mean a slight advantage to the batsmen. The wickets to have started to get slower and the bowlers have been using a lot of cutters recently.A high of 22 C (72 F) is expected on Sunday. Sunny spells are anticipated and it will feel comfortable for fans enjoying the sporting events.”Fans in open seating areas will want to make sure to have hats, sunglasses and sun cream,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Bill Deger. Screen grab from AccuWeatherALSO READ | Come on England: 101 former cricketers wish their team good luck ahead of World Cup 2019 finalALSO READ | World Cup 2019: Australia played their worst cricket in the most critical moments, says Ricky PontingALSO WATCH | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma has been batsman of the tournament, says Michael ClarkeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNayanika Sengupta Tags :Follow ICC World Cup 2019Follow Lord’s WeatherFollow New Zealand vs Englandlast_img

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