In the 41st match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 host England will take on New Zealand at The Riverside Ground in Chester-Le-Street today.
England has ten points from eight matches and to qualify for the semifinals they need to win this match. In the last match against India they bounced backed and put up a top quality performance and that must have given them their confidence back. England has a strong team and has covered almost all bases but spinner Adil Rashid's form and batting strategy on tricky pitches are a few areas which need to be addressed.
On the other hand, New Zealand has eleven points from eight matches and are almost sure to reach in semifinals but they will look to return to winning ways after back to back disappointing performances. New Zealand had a fantastic start to their campaign but their weaknesses got exposed in the last two games and they have to do a lot of work to turn things around. Openers and middle order batsmen except Kane Williamson are out of form and spinners aren't also at their best. Though it isn't a do or die game for them so it's a good opportunity for out of form players to come back among runs and wickets.
All the major stats and facts ahead of match 41 between England and New Zealand in Chester -le- Street
Head to Head in ODIs -
Matches - 89
England won - 40
New Zealand won - 43
Tied - 2
No results - 4
2 - Trent Boult (35 wickets) needs 2 more wickets to become all-time leading wicket-taker in World Cups for New Zealand.
3 - Spinner Mitchell Santner has taken only 3 wickets at an average of 71 in 7 matches of this World Cup.
3 - England has won 2 of the 3 ODIs they played against New Zealand at Chester -le-Street.
8 - England and New Zealand have played 8 matches in World Cups, of which England won 3 and New Zealand won 5.
33 - Martin Guptill needs 33 more runs to complete 1000 runs in World Cups.
99 - Joe Root needs 99 more runs to complete 1000 ODI runs against New Zealand.
500 - Joe Root needs 24 more runs to become the first England batsman to score 500 runs in an edition of World Cup.
1000 - Kane Williamson needs 74 more runs to complete 1000 ODI runs against England.