England will lock horns with New Zealand in the 33rd match of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at The Gabba in Brisbane on Tuesday.
England have three points to their tally after registering a five-wicket win against Afghanistan and suffering a 5-run defeat versus Ireland via the DLS method before their high-octane clash against Australia was abandoned due to rain.
Similarly, the Black Caps have five points and are strong contenders for the semis berth. They have won against Australia and Sri Lanka, while their clash against Afghanistan was washed out.
Pitch and Weather report:
Despite the bouncy surface at this venue, the track was on the slow side during the match between Australia and Ireland, and the same pitch will be used on Tuesday, which means the spinners have their say in the contest. As per the forecast, there could be some rain in the morning, but the weather is expected to clear up later in the day.
England: Alex Hales, Jos Buttler, David Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner/Mark Chapman, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
England: LWWWW(Last five completed matches, most recent first)
New Zealand: WWLLW
What they said:
“It’s must-win games, and this is the positions that you want to be in to have an opportunity to win a World Cup,” said England’s assistant coach Paul Collingwood ahead of the match.
“You always expect from England, they come out very hot. we need to come out with our own brand of aggressive play, and nothing needs to change too much,” said New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson.