New Zealand won the toss and opted to field in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Group a match today. Both these teams have faced each other previously two times in ICC Champions Trophy. Today both are coming on the back of series wins all through England beating South Africa, and New Zealand got out of beating Bangladesh and Ireland. England will fix a position in semi-finals if they win their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Cardiff today against New Zealand.
England could not hope for a good start to the game as they thrashed a lackluster Bangladesh in the primary match of Champions Trophy, very quickly they chased down 306 runs. Morgan is fully confident regarding his team that they can match New Zealand’s confidence which they showed throughout 2015 world cup.
England’s critical battling poses a significant danger for the opposition. The depth in their batting and the aptitude to hit sixes at any level of the tournament makes them a very balanced squad and provide them an additional benefit against New Zealand. On the other side Trent Boult, New Zealand paceman believes hosts England have the potency in depth to manage with the massive loss of Chris Woakes. England and New Zealand possess two of the world’s best batsmen in Joe Root and Kane Williamson correspondingly, and each of them scored a hundred in their squads opening Champions Trophy clashes.