England have an edge over the rivals but the Kane-Williamson-led team is a dangerous side and can surprise any team on its day.

New Zealand have won the toss and are bowling first. England were in a dominant position before losing to South Africa in the last match of the Super 12 stage. They have a lot of match-winners in the side. Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone and others can win matches easily. England have a pretty decent bowling line-up and the likes of Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid will be handy against the Kiwis.

Kiwis, on the other hand, haven’t played exceptional cricket in the ICC T20 World Cup. Although they won four matches, their batters haven’t peaked yet in the tournament. The bowling unit led by Trent Boult has looked sharp in the UAE. The likes of Tim Southee, Adam Milne and Ish Sodhi have contributed with regular wickets.

England have an edge over the rivals but the Kane-Williamson-led team is a dangerous side and can surprise any team on its day.

New Zealand have won seven and lost 13 against England in the shortest format of the game. They have faced each other five times in the history of the T20 World Cup. England have won three while the two went in favour of the Kiwis. The wicket at Sheikh Zayed Stadium is good for batting.

England (Playing XI): 1 Jos Buttler (wk), 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Liam Livingstone, 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Sam Billings, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Chris Jordan, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Mark Wood

New Zealand (Playing XI): 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Daryl Mitchell, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Devon Conway (wk), 5 Glenn Phillips, 6 James Neesham, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Adam Milne, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Ish Sodhi, 11 Trent Boult.

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