WC FINAL: England v New Zealand Lords London July 14 2019 (Result - Tie)

Discussion in 'International Game Day' started by TheParraboy, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    48,498
    Likes Received:
    4,566
    Good luck to both sides

    Hopefullly kiwis can jag a win but poms look unbeatable
     
  2. vvvrulz

    vvvrulz Coach

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,281
    Likes Received:
    1,289
    Key to beating the poms is to force them away from their natural game plan, and the only way to do that is force panic by removing their top order early.

    So basically a repeat of the India match.
     
  3. mave

    mave First Grade

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2007
    Messages:
    6,470
    Likes Received:
    2,845
    Poms just played their final.

    Let's gone Warriors.
     
  4. JJ

    JJ Referee

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    25,870
    Likes Received:
    2,221
    England red-hot favourites - but nobody rates us, just the way we like it...

    Early wickets key, I think we match up ok - we'll battle, if we win it'll be ugly I imagine
     
  5. mozza91

    mozza91 First Grade

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    6,260
    Likes Received:
    6,036
    Took Monday off work so I could watch the final. So do the right thing New Zealand and beat miscellaneous*

    *Considering there’s hardly any f**king actual Poms in the team
     
    Hutty1986 and TheParraboy like this.
  6. Front-Rower

    Front-Rower Bench

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Messages:
    3,741
    Likes Received:
    1,286
    Let’s hope NZ can beat the United Nations cricket team. Kane Williamson will go down in history if he and his men can do this.
     
    mozza91 and TheParraboy like this.
  7. AlwaysGreen

    AlwaysGreen Immortal

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    34,307
    Likes Received:
    17,338
    JJ v Tommy.

    I hope it rains.
     
  8. AlwaysGreen

    AlwaysGreen Immortal

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    34,307
    Likes Received:
    17,338
    Seriously though -- England is my tip although I hope the kiwis spring an upset against the old enemy
     
    TheParraboy likes this.
  9. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    48,498
    Likes Received:
    4,566
    NZ Warriors v Hull Kingston Rovers ?
     
    AlwaysGreen likes this.
  10. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    48,498
    Likes Received:
    4,566
    You will have to go toe to toe somehow

    Forecast is for sunny 24c, expect a batting deck very different from the India semi final
     
  11. KeepingTheFaith

    KeepingTheFaith Referee

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Messages:
    23,768
    Likes Received:
    3,433
    Probably would have preferred to play England.

    Heavy favourites, at home, NZ will feel more comfortable with the no external expectations. Hopefully England crumble under the weight of theirs.
     
  12. JJ

    JJ Referee

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    25,870
    Likes Received:
    2,221
    Think we will - but not in the way Australia tried/failed too - different attack, and different batting lineup - be lovely if Guptill found something, but it's on Williamson and Taylor, with our allrounders - who no offence are several steps ahead of Stoinis and Maxwell (him on form at least and he's not bowling) - and our attach is deeper too - all around we are deep, but England are a scary team... underdogs is our thing... cautiously optimistic
     
  13. Pommy

    Pommy Coach

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2015
    Messages:
    12,206
    Likes Received:
    4,233
    People keep talking about the choke and pressure but since we piled the pressure on ourselves with that loss to Sri Lanka we’ve just got better and better beating the other 3 top 4 sides in the process.
     
  14. Tommy Smith

    Tommy Smith Coach

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    19,476
    Likes Received:
    8,360
    This is almost win-win for me.

    If England win then that's awesome.

    But if not then I couldn't be happier for the Black Caps. What a great underdog story that'd be.

    At least Team India won't win.
     
    Haynetrain likes this.
  15. JJ

    JJ Referee

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    25,870
    Likes Received:
    2,221
    I'm glad there will be a new winner - obviously would love us to upset you, and I think we can - but the English have been the best team for a while... and I take heart in that their style was inspired by what we did to them at the last WC
     
  16. jargan83

    jargan83 First Grade

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Messages:
    9,188
    Likes Received:
    8,310
    Go Banana
     
  17. AlwaysGreen

    AlwaysGreen Immortal

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    34,307
    Likes Received:
    17,338
    Yep, Baz pretty much changed the axis of the world in 2015
     
    Hutty1986 and jargan83 like this.
  18. JJ

    JJ Referee

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    25,870
    Likes Received:
    2,221
    yeah yeah... Morgan has been pretty open about it - but whatevs...
     
  19. simmo1

    simmo1 Bench

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Messages:
    4,367
    Likes Received:
    442
    England 2019 playing some enterprising attacking cricket coming off an emotional semi final victory in front of a raucous home crowd.

    Sounds a bit like NZ 2015.

    Here's hoping England botch the final like NZ did last time.
     
  20. vvvrulz

    vvvrulz Coach

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,281
    Likes Received:
    1,289
    Honestly the more I think about it I don't see us posting a big enough total batting first, anything 250 or less and I don't see England screwing it up like India did even if we rattle them with early wickets.

    Our best shot, as weird as it sounds, might be for England to bat first and we rattle them then and force them to 280 or less. Then we have to chase out of our skins, which we've been mixed at, but I can see someone pulling off a Grant Elliot type innings more than I can see us posting 300.
     
    simmo1 likes this.

Share This Page