The semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup is to be played between the teams of England and New Zealand.
In the ICC T20 World Cup-2021, the first semi-final match will be played today at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. England- New Zealand will face to face in this match. These two teams have clashed in the final of ODI World Cup-2019. That match is counted among the most exciting matches in cricket history. In the final, England defeated New Zealand for hitting more boundaries. Now New Zealand would like to equalize that loss. But former India opener Aakash Chopra does not think that New Zealand will be successful in this task. He has favored England in this match.
Akash has said that England’s opening pair will have more influence on this match. Akash said on his YouTube channel, “England openers will score more runs than New Zealand openers. Who will open with Jos Buttler? Whatever he does, I think Jonny Bairstow will do it, we will know. David Malan can also open. Liam Livingstone can also bat up. At the same time, there is Darley Mitchell in the New Zealand team and he will open the innings with Martin Guptill. Both have played a good innings each so far. I will go with England in this matter.”
England batsmen will hit more boundaries
Akash has also said that in this match, England’s batsmen will hit more boundaries than New Zealand’s batsmen. He said, “England players will hit more fours and sixes. Not because the decision will be made by fours and sixes. Here you will have super overs upon super overs, but it may not go there. But I think the England batsmen will hit more boundaries.”
Such has been the journey of both the teams
The England team had won four out of five matches in the Super-12. His only defeat was at the hands of South Africa. He defeated Australia, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Australia. She has come to the semi-finals after finishing first in Group 1. From the very beginning, this team is being considered as a strong contender for the title. On the other hand, when it comes to New Zealand, it was defeated by Pakistan in its first match, but then this team led by Kane Williamson defeated India and then defeated Afghanistan to secure its place in the last-4.
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