Eoin Morgan’s England team is all set to play 1st semi-final of 2016 ICC world twenty20 against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand side on 30th March. Kiwis won their all group matches in super-10 stage whereas England lost only one game against West Indies. Let’s have a look at the expected playing line-ups for England vs New Zealand world t20 semi-final match.
New Zealand are likely to go with the same batting line-up that they have been playing with in the competition so far. Williamson and Guptill to open the innings followed by Munro and Anderson on the 3rd and 4th position. Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott and Luke Ronchi will have the responsibility to finish off things for Kiwis in the last overs.
England team is also likely to play with same batting order with Jason Roy and Alex Hales to open the innings. Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan will be having responsibility to score quick runs in the end overs. Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali will also play crucial roles in English batting line-up.
Blackcaps spinners Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi have done really great job in the group stage of tournament and skipper Williamson won’t be dropping these two in crucial semi-final. There is concern over Nathan McCullum’s place as third spinner. New Zealand Team management may go with Trent Boult or Tim Southee in this vital knockout against England.
England team will go with two spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid in the first semi-final of sixth world t20. David Willey and Liam Plunkett will be having the responsibility of fast bowling.
ENG vs NZ Wt20 2016 Likely Playing XIs
|Martin Guptill||Jason Roy|
|Kane Williamson (Captain)||Alex Hales|
|Colin Munro||Joe Root|
|Ross Taylor||Eoin Morgan (Captain)|
|Grant Elliott||Jos Buttler|
|Corey Anderson||Ben Stokes|
|Luke Ronchi||Moeen Ali|
|Mitchell Santner||Chris Jordan|
|Trent Boult||David Willey|
|Ish Sodhi||Liam Plunkett|
|Mitchell McClenaghan||Adil Rashid|