England is set to face New Zealand on Sunday at Lords for the title.
England is heading into the world championship to face New Zealand. Both teams will be looking for their first world cup title. They defeated the defending world champions Australia to book a spot in the finals. Jason Roy scored 85 runs which helped them reach their target score of 224 with 107 balls to spare. Their last appearance in the world cup finals was back in 1992 while New Zealand’s last appearance was in 2015 where they fell to Australia.
“I’m pretty speechless,” said Chris Woakes. “It was an incredible performance from the entire team. It started with the bowling performance and then the way they knocked that off was outstanding… There were some nerves around this morning but that’s just natural going into a semi-final. The way we produced the goods showed how good we are and where we are as a team.”
Australia needed to take some early wickets since their top-order collapsed leading to a score of just 223. “We were just totally outplayed today. They way they set the tone with the ball and getting to 27/3 after ten overs was a huge part of the game. It was too hard for us to get back from,” Aaron Finch said in the post-match press conference. “You do expect the new ball to seam first up, but they bowled really well by targetting the stumps and bowled a great length, something we tried to do as well.”
Heading into the finals on Sunday, we can expect England and New Zealand to be preparing extensively. Both teams will also be looking for their first world cup. Odds for Sunday’s match at Lord’s are +245 and -303 for New Zealand and England, respectively. To find out more about cricket odds, visit Betwala’s page.
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