England vs New Zealand : ICC World Cup 2019 final on June 14 (Sunday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match to be played at Lord’s Cricket Ground will begin at 1500 HRS IST.
You can also follow all the action on our live blog (ENG vs NZ).
Preview: Somewhere in the middle of the World Cup when England were winning nearly everything, Eoin Morgan was asked who he felt his team’s toughest opponent in the World Cup would be. The reporter himself gave Morgan the options of India and Australia, but Morgan had his eyes elsewhere.
One of them will get their hands to the World Cup trophy for the first time since the inception of the tournament in 1975 and the other will have to wait for 4 more years for their first World Cup title.
Hosts England were the pre-tournament hot favourites while New Zealand were also expected to make it to the last four as the performances from the two teams were right on the money.
England lost 3 matches in the group fixtures against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia. New Zealand were phenomenal in the first half of the World Cup but lost the momentum in the latter half. They were tied on 11 points with Pakistan, but made it to the last four on the back of a better run rate.
England then avenged their group-stage defeat to Australia in a one-sided semi-final contest to enter the final for the 4th time, while the Blackcaps defeated India in a two-day long rain-interrupted semi-final clash.
England’s World Cup final showdown with New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday will be screened free-to-air on Channel 4 and More 4.
Channel 4 has struck a deal with Sky Sports, which holds the UK broadcast rights for the tournament, to also show the match at Lord’s and will combine it with its live coverage of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix.
The match will also be broadcast on Sky 1 as well as the network’s dedicated Cricket World Cup channel and Sky Sports Main Event.
England have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to win the Cricket World Cup on home soil as the hosts face Lord’s in Sunday’s final.
England are in their first final since 1992, and will be confident of victory having put Ashes rivals Australia to the sword with a superb eight-wicket win in the semi-finals.
As for New Zealand, the Black Caps will be desperate to ensure they are not runners-up once again after losing the 2015 final to the Aussies.