ENG and NZ will meet in the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2021, with a qualifying spot for the finals. On Wednesday (10 November), the game will be held in Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium. While these 2 sides previously faced in an ICC matchup, excitement, tensions, and high-voltage drama were observed, and it would be curious to watch how this encounter progresses.
ENG and NZ – First Semi-Final Of The T20 World Cup 2021
Based on their recent record and performances, the Three Lions will undoubtedly enter the game as favourites, having reviewed off the majority of the criteria. Despite their bowling strategy may have some drawbacks, the team’s overall structure appears to be competitive. Not to mention that they finished the league phase as the table-toppers in Group 1, despite winning 4 of their 5 matches.
From the other extreme, the New Zealand team, which lost badly in the 2019 World Cup final to England, will indeed try to negotiate the score. The New Zealanders were the serious contenders for this contest, as they had been for the majority of the ICC competitions since a decade. They certainly, however, they have an idea of succeeding in ICC events. As a result, Eoin Morgan’s players can’t afford to make a mistake.
Head-to-head: England has a commanding lead against New Zealand in T20Is. These 2 teams have already played in 21 T20Is. Thirteen games were won by England, whereas the Black Caps won 7. One of the encounters was cancelled. The head-to-head record between the 2 nations in World Cup matches is 3-2 to England’s advantage.