LONDON: New Zealand, a team that barely bounced to fourth spot in the table to qualify for the Semi-finals of Cricket World Cup 2019 has stunned the World once again as it goes head-to-head with benchmarkers of the sports England today.
The final game of the prestigious tournament where the cricketing world will witness the emergence of a new champion will be played at Lord’s.
Just by-passing Pakistan on net run rate, New Zealand went onto the semis against hot favourites India and ended the latter’s dreams of lifting the cup.
After their bizarre display in final of World Cup 2015 against Australia, the Black Caps will be looking to clinch their first-ever World Cup Trophy to remove the “underdog” status from the names.
New Zealand remained unbeaten in first six games of their campaign until they met Pakistan in their seventh clash were they were outclassed with Pakistan’s epic un chase credit to an unbeaten ton of Babar Azam.
After losing to Pakistan, Kiwis still had difficulty going onto next stage of the tournament as it lost its next two crucial games too which were against hosts England and Australia.