Finally, ICC World Cup 2019 finale is here with its top two finalists who are going to seek for their first ever championship title. England and New Zealand after giving a great competition to Australia and India, respectively, in the semi-finals made their entry to the World cup final.
ICC World Cup 2019 Final Details
- Competing Teams: New Zealand vs England
- Date: 14th July 2019
- Time: 3:00 PM (IST) and 10:30 am Local
- Venue: Lord’s, London
England vs New Zealand World Cup Preview
Team England World Cup Preview
Since the world cup has been established in the year 1975, team England has been featured in every single tournament of it and never won any of them.
Talking about England performances in the previous year’s world cup has been a bit disappointing. In 2015 edition of the world cup, team England was knocked out from the group stage only after losing the group match with Bangladesh. Out of the last five World Cups, England for the third time goes out in the group stage.
In the initial edition of the world cup, team England performed very competitively as well as remarkable too but still never won the title. However, it became the runner-up in the year 1979, 1987 and 1992 edition. But in the recently held edition, the performance was not coming up to the mark. Now the team with their remarkable performance made their way to the finale this year.
Team New Zealand World Cup Preview
The Blacks Caps has also not yet won the championship title but yet has given a great competition to Australia in the previous edition of 2015 where Australia won the title. Till now, the team has reached semi-finals rounds six times in World Cup‘s editions.
What “Shane Bond,” Said About Kiwi Performance
Coming back to today’s final match, most of the people are anticipating England as the winner of this world cup, but Kiwi fast bowling great Shane Bond have different thoughts about it and he expressed his views through making a strong statement.
Kiwi fast bowling great Shane Bond, reappraised his view by saying, “I thought last time was our best chance because we played all but one game at home and won all of them,” he further said, “We’re a tough team to beat in our own conditions and the one game we didn’t play well was when we went across the ditch on the big occasion (the World Cup final against Australia at the MCG).
He added, “I don’t think we’ve ever had the best team, I think Australia were the best team at the last World Cup and deserved to win.
“We had made the semi-finals on a whole heap of occasions, but you wouldn’t have said on paper that we were the best team in any of them.
“But we fight, we scrap. We’ve played well and you look at that team and you probably underestimate the experience that we’ve got. We’ve got a whole heap of guys who were part of that last World Cup campaign and know what success looks like.”