The English Cricket team is all set to play in the World Cup finals for the first time since 1992 after defeating arch enemies Australia in the semifinal stage of the tournament. They take on New Zealand who reached the finals after defeating 'favorites' India.
England was also termed amongst the favorites to win the World Cup alongside other major teams like India and Australia. They also hold a significant competitive advantage over other teams being the host country as well.
England has a strong squad filled with match winners who can single-handedly win the game for their team on any given day. From openers in the form of Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow to bowlers in the likes of Liam Plunkett and Mark Wood, England came into the World Cup with all boxes ticked.
The England team can credit their success to a number of all-rounders in their team. Players like Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid have had a significant role in the team. From quick-fire cameos to economical spells and brilliant display of fielding on the field, These players have done all the dirty work in order to ensure the team tastes victory.
England holds a psychological advantage over New Zealand heading into the finals as they defeated the black caps by a mammoth margin of 119 runs when both the teams clashed earlier in the tournament.
Jos Buttler has been a vital cog in the English team's setup over the years. his explosive batting style can cause terror and create havoc in opponent bowler's mind. He can provide the team with an extra cushion of 15-20 runs with his fiesty knocks.
Members of the English Cricket team are training ahead of their much anticipated final match against New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup edition of 2019. See pictures
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