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World T20 Series 2022, Super 12, Group 1, Match 33- ENG vs NZ Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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World T20 Series 2022

Super 12, Group 1, Match 33- ENG vs NZ

 

Preview 

Following a number of upsets, England will now face the only unbeaten side in their group, New Zealand, in the 33rd match of the T20 World Cup 2022 at The Gabba in Brisbane. England's start to the tournament was spectacular, as they defeated Afghanistan in the campaign opener.

However, their journey was turned upside down due to rain. Both sides put up a hard fight in their second match against Ireland, however play was halted due to weather, and Ireland won by five runs via the DLS system. Their third game against arch rivals Australia was intended to be a must-win, but it was washed out without a ball being bowled. 

The rain wash out has complicated matters, but England, led by Jos Buttler, will be hoping for a successful conclusion to their campaign. With only two games remaining in the group stage, England will be aiming to win both.

The task will not be simple, though, because New Zealand has been merciless with the ball thus far. The experienced duo of Southee and Boult is not giving up an inch in the power play. Spin twins Sodhi and Santner have provided solid support in the middle overs. Only the form of skipper Kane Williamson is an issue of concern for New Zealand. Except for that, everything appears to be in order.

 

Match Details

Match: ENG vs NZ, 33rd Match, Super 12 Group 1, World T20 Series 2022

Date: Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Time: 1:30 PM

Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane

 

Pitch and Weather Report

The match will be played in Brisbane. The pitch out here is decent for batting. Spinners will also enjoy bowling on this track. 160 is the par score on this wicket. 

The weather forecast in Brisbane predicts some clouds surrounding on match day with a hint of light drizzle, but we are expecting for a complete and uninterrupted contest.

 

Squads

ENG: Philip Salt, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Tymal Mills, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

NZ: Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Martin Guptill, Michael Bracewell

 

Probable Playing XIs

ENG: Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales/Phillip Salt, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood 

NZ: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

 

Hot Fantasy Picks

(i) Wicket Keeper 

Jos Butler- The English skipper will be one to keep an eye for. He hasn’t been at his best in this World Series but being a big match player, he is customary for big matches, and he needs to come all guns blazing in this particular game.

Devon Conway- He is New Zealand’s standout player in this competition. Despite missing out in the last game, we fancy the wicket keeper batter to do well in this game. 

(ii) Batsmen

Dawid Malan- With nearly 1700 runs, the southpaw is one of England’s finest batters in this format. He will shoulder the batting responsibility for his side.

Glenn Phillips- The top order packs a punch with bat in hand. He smashed a blistering century in the last game against Sri Lanka and will thus be high on confidence coming into this fixture. 

(iii) All Rounders 

Moeen Ali- Recognised for his prowess as a quality all rounder, Moeen Ali would look to live up to his reputation and deliver in the crucial game

(iv) Bowlers 

Tim Southee- Tim Southee is rolling back the years with the way he is bowling with the new ball. The veteran has played a pivotal role in New Zealand’s success during the powerplay. 

Trent Boult- Trent Boult wreaked havoc in the last game. He ripped through SL’s top order in the last game. Expect him to carry on his fiery show with the ball in hand. 

Mark Wood- Mark Wood's ferocious speed might pose some serious threats for the NZ batters. When it comes to speed, Wood has been on fire this World Series.  

 

Match Prediction

We expect both the teams to come hard at each other. While Kane Williamson and are yet to be defeated, England are still struggling with their consistency. With the qualification chances in danger, England are expected to come up with their A game. The Kiwis on the other hand would be keen to extend their winning streak. 

We predict England to win this match. 

 

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