England could go level with Australia and New Zealand with a win
- England lead the head to head record versus New Zealand in T20Is by 13-8.
- New Zealand haven’t lost a match in the tournament so far.
England are backed against the wall as they next take on New Zealand in the ongoing men’s T20 World Cup. They have three points from three matches and need to win both the remaining games. England have odds of 1.55 to win this match on Tuesday.
New Zealand have won two matches in the competition while one was washed out. They’re coming off a dominant 65-run win over Sri Lanka in the previous game. Despite the form, New Zealand have higher odds of winning this game at 2.27.
How’s the Pitch?
The Gabba, Brisbane is generally a very good venue for batting in limited overs cricket with the ball coming on to the bat nicely. With the weather around, seamers should get some movement. There’s a 90% chance of rain in Brisbane on Tuesday morning, however, it is expected to be all clear in the evening.
Our Pick: England have a stronger batting line-up and a couple of in-form bowlers. Despite their loss against Ireland, back England to win this match at 1.55 odds.
New Zealand have some concerns in the batting department. Their top order failed in the last game before Glenn Phillips pulled them out of the hole, although not without luck. The bowling attack has been in terrific form. England’s top order has also underperformed in the two innings, especially Jos Buttler. Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Ben Stokes and Liam Livingstone have done well in the bowling department.
Keep an eye on..
Trent Boult has the ability to run through batting line-ups when there’s movement on offer. The left arm pacer is coming off 4 for 13 spell and will be a key in this contest.
Jos Buttler has had two poor outings in the tournament but if there’s ever a time to step up, it is this. Buttler has a remarkable record as an opener would be eager to get England off to a good start.