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Fearful that England may slip up within the World Cup last? By no means worry.
We checked in with our pundits forward of the showdown with New Zealand and fortunately they got here up with loads of the explanation why they suppose Eoin Morgan’s aspect have each likelihood of toppling the Black Caps on Sunday.
However let’s begin with some fundamental, reassuring info. England are prime of the pile within the ICC World rankings, they’ve received SEVEN of their final 9 conferences between the perimeters and after they final performed the Black Caps they thumped them by 119 runs. And that is only for starters…
BEST IN THE BUSINESS
Andrew Strauss: England have gotten the very best opening batsmen in world cricket. It is not simply in regards to the runs that Jason Roy (426 runs at 71) and Jonny Bairstow (496 at 49.60) rating, it is also the style that they rating them in. They’re dynamic from the beginning and that places opposition bowlers below strain proper from ball one. When the perimeters met within the group stage, New Zealand banked on Trent Boult dismissing one in every of our openers early, however when he wasn’t in a position to take action the Black Caps had nothing left to come back again at England with.
- FACT: England have hit extra sixes (74) on this World Cup than within the earlier 5 put collectively
FORM THE NORM
Nasser Hussain: I cannot consider an England participant who will not be in good kind and does not go to Lord’s considering ‘I am taking part in nicely’. Some is probably not in pretty much as good nick as Jason Roy, however general England have extra gamers in kind than New Zealand, who’ve 4 or 5 struggling. Gamers like Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls and Tom Latham haven’t been at their greatest within the event and now there may be not quite a lot of time to type it out. England even have somewhat bit extra depth to their bowling assault too.
- FACT: England have three of the 5 gamers in ODI historical past who’ve scored 1,000 ODI runs at a median of >40 and a strike fee of >100 – Roy, Bairstow and Buttler
ARCHER ON TARGET
Rob Key: Of all of the England gamers which have ever performed ODI cricket, Jofra Archer has regarded probably the most completed by an absolute nation mile; he’s most likely the very best bowler England have ever had in ODI cricket. His sense of event impresses me: the larger the sport the higher he bowls. Your bowlers set the tone, no-one else. He will get higher each time he bowls and there may be nonetheless a hell of much more to come back from him. General, I suppose England are higher man-for-man than New Zealand except Kane Williamson.
- FACT: England have solely misplaced 4 of their final 28 house ODIs
BALANCE THE KEY
Ian Ward: England can go all the way in which as a result of they’ve each base coated. They’ve the flexibility to do harm with within the first 10 overs of the sport or the primary 10 overs of the second innings with both bat or ball. They’ve nice depth in batting and so they have nice selection in bowling – if it spins, they’ve two spinners to show to, if it’s a seaming pitch, they’ve the additional seamer. They’re the best-balanced all-round staff within the World Cup, and in Eoin Morgan have an inspirational chief.
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