On Sunday marked the most important day of cricket for both New Zealand and England. What a day of cricket it was, the crowd was electric and they were hyped up even more by all the drama.
The time as come for the the ICC Cricket World Cup Final and we officially know who will be in it.
Friday was probably the biggest game of Pakistan’s tournament as they not only needed to defeat Bangladesh but they also needed to beat them by a large margin in order to qualify for the semi-finals.
If we want to go back to the last time that England reached a World Cup semi-final we have to go all the way back to 1992. For England to change that they needed to defeat New Zealand at Chester-le-Street. England came into the game with a lot of momentum after winning their last two games.
An England team that was low on confidence came into their game against India knowing that anything less than a win would mean they would be knocked out of the tournament.
Pakistan has further extended their reputation as the most unpredictable side in world cricket. One day they’re struggling against average teams and the next they are beating strong opponents like New Zealand.
On Saturday New Zealand has the chance to return back to the top of the table of the Cricket World Cup 2019. All they needed to do was beat a West Indies side that had slim chances of progressing.
There are 20 group games still to be played at the Cricket World Cup and after New Zealand’s impressive win over South Africa, they went top of the table which has meant that the semi-finalists all but look set. The Black Caps showed grit to get out on the winning side of an intense game that sealed the Proteas fate.
There are moments in sports where teams hope and optimism are extremely high. That applied to Sri Lanka and Afghanistan before their matches against New Zealand and Australia respectively began.
You could say that the Winter hasn’t been a happy time for England so far, especially after their 4-0 Ashes defeat in Australia. They are now set to embark on a Test Series in New Zealand imminently and this will give them a chance to restore a bit of pride and potentially change people’s view of how the last six months have gone.