T20 World Cup, England vs New Zealand 1st Semifinal: In the first semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has won the toss and decided to bowl first. Whereas England team will bat first. The Kiwis had won four out of five matches of the Super 12, while England had also won four out of five.
Sam Billings has entered the England team today. Billings has joined the team in place of the injured Jason Roy. However, Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow will open. At the same time, New Zealand has not made any changes in its team. Mark Wood, Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan will handle the fast bowling department for England today.
This player can become trouble for New Zealand
T20 specialist Sam Billings has been included in the England team today. However, Billings will not open but the pair of Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler will open the innings. On the other hand, Sam Billings will bat in the middle order. However, Billings has also opened for England in this format before. Billings has played match winning knocks for his team many times as well as opening as well as match finisher.
England’s playing XI- Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, David Malan, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings, Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
New Zealand’s playing XI- Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.