ICC World Cup 2019: Match 41, England vs New Zealand: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 41, England vs New Zealand: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Jason Roy got hit on his hand while batting against India by Jasprit Bumrah in the last match.

Kane Williamson of New Zealand
Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Kane Williamson, Tim Southee and Colin de Grandhomme of New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

The match 41 of the ongoing World Cup will effectively decide the four semi-finalists. England and New Zealand will be fighting it out in Chester-le-Street and yet again, Pakistan will be cheering for the Kiwis. Even in the case, New Zealand lose the game, the Men in Green will hope that England beat them by a humongous margin so that the net run-rate comes into the equation in the end. Bangladesh’s hopes will hinge on the result of this match only if they manage to beat India.

New Zealand have got themselves to blame to be in this situation. They were unbeaten until they faced Pakistan and also lost to Australia at Lord’s leaving their semi-final qualification in jeopardy. Even they will have to win to confirm their knockout place or else wait for the result of the match between Pakistan and Bangladesh. In case, England lose this game, then they will have to pray for the Tigers to get past Sarfaraz Ahmed‘s troops.

In terms of team combination, England are unlikely to change their winning combination and will be high on confidence after halting India’s unbeaten run. New Zealand might leave out Ish Sodhi who couldn’t do much in the previous game and bring back Matt Henry. There will also be a temptation to unleash Tim Southee in a crunch game who has warmed the bench so far.

Match Details

The 41st match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between England and New Zealand at Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street.

The match starts at 10:30 AM local time (09:30 AM GMT) (3:00 PM IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

Weather Report

The weather for Sri Lanka-Windies encounter was absolutely fine with no dark clouds hovering over the stadium. For this game though it is expected to be cloudy until 1 PM with a slight chance of rain after which the sun will come out. The temperature will hover around 16-18 degrees Celsius.

Pitch Report

The surface for the previous game at the venue was a belter and the same strip will be used for this match. It might slow down later in the match and the spinners might have an impact. The team winning the toss is expected to bat first.

Average first innings score: 275 (Last five One-Day matches at the venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3; Lost – 2

Probable Playing XIs


Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid.

Bench – Tom Curran, Moeen Ali, Liam Dawson, James Vince.

New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry/Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson.

Bench – Tim Southee, Matt Henry/Ish Sodhi, Tim Seifert, Colin Munro.

Team News

Jason Roy got hit on his hand while batting against India by Jasprit Bumrah. He didn’t come out to field in the second innings. But is expected to play this match.

Power Picks

Joe Root vs New Zealand in ODIs:

Innings: 19

Runs: 901

Average: 60.06

100s: 3

50s: 5

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Joe Root, Kane Williamson, Ben Stokes

Vice-Captain Options: James Neesham, Ross Taylor, Jonny Bairstow

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Wicket-keeper – Jonny Bairstow, Tom Latham

Batsmen – Joe Root (C), Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham (VC)

Bowlers – Liam Plunkett, Chris Woakes, Trent Boult.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Wicket-keeper – Jonny Bairstow

Batsmen – Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson (VC)

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes (C), Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham

Bowlers – Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Lockie Ferguson.

Expert Advice:

Trent Boult might get one of the England openers early.

If Latham and Plunkett are included, you can have a maximum of the top players in your teams.

Probable Winners:

England look the favourites to win the match. But New Zealand can hit back with a semi-final spot at stake.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.