England vs New Zealand Cricket World Cup 2019 Final: New Zealand vs. England Early Preview and Schedule, Start Time, and more info.
Date: Sunday, July 14
Time: 3.30 Pm
TV Info: Channel 4 (UK), Sky Sports Main Event (UK), Willow TV (U.S.)
Hosts England will play New Zealand in Sunday’s 2019 Cricket World Cup final after thrashing defending champions Australia by eight wickets in their last-four clash. The Black Caps booked their place in the showpiece at Lord’s on Wednesday by producing a shock win over India.
After a disappointing first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup, England have risen to the top of the 50-over rankings in a quest to win the tournament for a first time. It’s commendable how they have overhauled the entire team prompting a root-and-branch reform of their approach to ODI.
Roy led the way in a one-sided second semifinal, the opener living up to his billing as the showman of the team by smashing 85 off 65 balls as England hunted down a target of 224 to win in 32.1 overs. An extraordinary knock included five sixes – three in a row off Steve Smith, sending him out of the attack after one over – and nine fours.
England produced their best performance of the World Cup on Thursday to knock out old rivals Australia in some style and book their place in the final. Bowlers Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer sent the home team on their way by helping dismiss the Aussies for 223.
Both teams will head into Sunday’s final with plenty of momentum, but England, the world’s top-ranked ODI side, will be favourites having already tasted victory over the Black Caps at this tournament.