England or New Zealand- ICC World Cup 2019 Trophy will be held by first-timers
After a dramatic exit of India and Australia from the Semifinals of WC 2019, New Zealand and England advanced to the Finals. England’s entry into the finals was after a huge gap of 17 years. New Zealand had been to the finals against Australia in the last World Cup. Both the teams have never won the World Cup since its inception and it will be exciting to the entire cricket community to watch these two teams fight for the honor and one of them winning it.
England fought hard since the beginning of the World Cup 2019. The team had played 9 games and won in 6 of them earning 12 points with a positive run rate of 1.152. England scored a total north of 300 in 6 games and failed to defend it just once. In the semifinal, England restricted Australia to a score of 223 runs and chased the target in just 32.1 overs losing only 2 wickets. The team had evolved extraordinarily since the beginning of the tournament and it would perform with the same skill and confidence in the final too. There is a high chance that England will finally lift a World Cup Trophy in their National Sport after 44 years of its commencement.
New Zealand too had never lifted the World Cup Trophy. The team played a tremendous game since the beginning of WC 2019. It had managed to win in 5 games out of the 8 it had played (1 match was abandoned due to rain) and lost in 3. Comprised of excellent players, New Zealand is in wonderful form and is perfectly capable of winning the trophy. New Zealand had already been defeated by England in the Leagues with a massive difference of 119 runs. This defeat might make motivate the team to change its approach and plan better in the final leading them to victory.
Since both the teams are highly capable and have massive chances of winning the tournament, the final of World Cup 2019 is going to be highly unpredictable and exciting for the fans and enthusiasts. The final match is going to take place from 10:30 AM GMT on 14th July 2019, in Lord’s Stadium, London.