England v New Zealand: Cricket World Cup final guide including start time, TV channel, odds, betting odds, key quotes and statistics

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Get all the key information ahead of Sunday's Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand at Lord's.

England will play in their first World Cup final in 27 years when they face New Zealand at Lord's on Sunday after a one-sided eight-wicket victory over Australia at Edgbaston.

The three-times runners-up are now firm favourites to land the trophy for the first time, having thrashed the Black Caps by 119 runs in the group stage, and head to the home of cricket on the back of a sensational performance at Edgbaston.

Both sides lost three times during the group stage but while world number ones England beat their old enemy for the 13th time out of their last 16 ODI meetings, New Zealand stunned table-toppers India in a dramatic clash at Old Trafford.

Here, we bring you a full guide to Sunday's showdown including details how to watch, the stats, how they reached the final, key quotes and latest odds.

Contents

  1. Timings and TV information
  2. Latest odds
  3. Betting previews
  4. How both teams got here
  5. Quotes
  6. Key statistics
  7. Past meetings

Timings and TV information

When and where does the Cricket World Cup final take place?

  • Sunday 14 July, Lord's Cricket Ground, London, United Kingdom

What time does it start?

  • 1030 local time with the toss taking place 1000

Where can I watch it in the UK?

  • Channel 4 and Sky Sports will be broadcasting live coverage of the final, although when the British Grand Prix begins, it will be temporarily moved to More 4.

World Cup final: Latest odds

Having headed the betting for a number of months leading up to the World Cup, England will go into Sunday's final as strong 1/3 favourites following their eight-wicket demolition of Australia in the semi-finals.

2015 World Cup runners-up New Zealand are available at 11/4 having shocked India in their last-four encounter at Old Trafford earlier in the week while Jason Roy is the 9/1 market leader to be named Man of the Match.

Click here to view Sky Bet's latest World Cup final odds.

Betting preview

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How both teams reached the final

GROUP STAGE STANDINGS

Played | Won | Lost | No Result | Tied | Net Run Rate | Points

  1. India P 9 W 7 L 1 N/R 1 T 0 NRR +0.809 Pts 15
  2. Australia P 9 W 7 L 2 N/R 0 T 0 NRR +0.868 Pts 14
  3. England P 9 W 6 L 3 N/R 0 T 0 NRR +1.152 Pts 12
  4. New Zealand P 9 W 5 L 3 N/R 1 T 0 NRR +0.175 Pts 11
  5. Pakistan P 9 W 5 L 3 N/R 1 T 0 NRR -0.430 Pts 11
  6. Sri Lanka P 9 W 3 L 4 N/R 2 T 0 NRR -0.919 Pts 8
  7. South Africa P 9 W 3 L 5 N/R 1 T 0 NRR -0.030 Pts 7
  8. Bangladesh P 9 W 3 L 5 N/R 1 T 0 NRR -0.410 Pts 7
  9. West Indies P 9 W 2 L 6 N/R 1 T 0 NRR -0.225 Pts 5
  10. Afghanistan P 9 W 0 L 9 N/R 0 T 0 NRR -1.322 Pts 0

England's matches

(Click on the result for the report)

May 30 - England v South Africa, the Oval - England win by 104 runs

June 3 - England v Pakistan, Trent Bridge - Pakistan win by 14 runs

June 8 - England v Bangladesh, Cardiff - England win by 106 runs

June 14 - England v West Indies, Rose Bowl - England win by eight wickets

June 18 - England v Afghanistan, Old Trafford - England beat Afghanistan by 150 runs

June 21 - England v Sri Lanka, Headingley - Sri Lanka win by 20 runs

June 25 - England v Australia, Lord's - Australia win by 64 runs

June 30 - England v India, Edgbaston - England win by 31 runs

July 3 - England v New Zealand - England win by 119 runs

Knockout stage

July 11 - Australia v England, Edgbaston - England beat Australia by eight wickets

New Zealand's matches

(Click on the result for the report)

June 1 - New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Cardiff - New Zealand win by 10 wickets

June 5 - Bangladesh v New Zealand, the Oval - New Zealand win by two wickets

June 8 - Afghanistan v New Zealand, Taunton - New Zealand win by seven wickets

June 13 - India v New Zealand, Trent Bridge - Match abandoned

June 19 - New Zealand v South Africa, Edgbaston - New Zealand won by four wickets

June 22 - New Zealand v West Indies, Old Trafford - New Zealand won by 5 runs

June 26 - New Zealand v Pakistan, Edgbaston - Pakistan win by six wickets

June 29 - Australia v New Zealand, Lord's - Australia win by 86 runs

July 3 - England v New Zealand - England win by 119 runs

Knockout stage

July 9 - India v New Zealand, Old Trafford - New Zealand win by 18 runs

Key quotes

Eoin Morgan (England): "I think Sunday is not a day to shy away from, it's a day to look forward to," said Morgan.

"We have created the opportunity to play in a World Cup final. It sounds pretty cool and it feels pretty good.

"It's the game I love so it's great news that it's on free-to-air. Particularly given the 2005 Ashes was, for me, sort of the day cricket became cool. Throughout the whole summer, the game was on the front and back page of every newspaper going around, everyone was talking about and it that is really good for the game.

"It is obviously a very exciting time for everybody, ourselves included.

"If you had offered us the position to play in a final the day after we were knocked out of 2015 World Cup, I would have laughed at you.

Jofra Archer (England): "I don't think it's really sunk in yet. But the calmer you are the better you are in these situations.

"I just think I've always been like this. I try not to get nervous because then you end up doing stuff that you are not really supposed to do.

"Butterflies? Not really. Even when we were at breakfast before Australia...I may be wrong but I don't think anyone looked nervous. Everyone just looked focused by the time we got into the ground. It's those little things that make you feel like the guys are really ready."

Key statistics

Batting

Kane Williamson has been one of the tournament's stand-out stars and tops the batting averages despite being notably starved of support.

His mark of 91.33 is just under five runs clear of second-placed Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on 86.57 - but almost 50 runs clear of his nearest team-mate, Ross Taylor at 41.87.

England, meanwhile, have Jason Roy (71.00) and Joe Root (68.62) in the top 10, with the pair joined by Jonny Bairstow among the top 10 overall run-scorers.

Root is fourth on 549 - one place and one run ahead of Williamson, albeit in two more innings - with Bairstow seventh on 496 and Roy 10th with 426 in only six innings.

While there has been nothing to justify the reprinting of spectators' scorecards to accommodate scores up to 500, England have the highest two totals - 397 for six against Afghanistan and 386 for six against Bangladesh - and also led the way in terms of clearing the ropes.

Eoin Morgan's side have hit 74 sixes, 15 more than nearest challengers the West Indies and over three times as many as New Zealand, while the captain leads the way individually with 22 including a world-record 17 against Afghanistan.

Roy is joint-fourth on 12 with opening partner Bairstow one behind in sixth, while Ben Stokes (nine) and Jos Buttler (eight) also make the top 10.

Finally, of the 31 centuries in the tournament, seven have come from England batsmen - two each for Root and Bairstow, with Roy, Morgan and Buttler also contributing. Williamson has the Black Caps' only two tons.

Bowling

In terms of the leading wicket-takers, the two finalists are evenly matched - England have Jofra Archer on 19, ranking third in the tournament, and Mark Wood on 17 while for New Zealand, Lockie Ferguson has 18 and Trent Boult 17.

The rest of the bowling statistics, though, show the Black Caps with an advantage as England's vaunted hitters face perhaps their toughest task yet.

Among those who have bowled at least 10 overs in the tournament, New Zealand have Ferguson (19.94) and James Neesham (20.75) in the top 10 of the averages and provide three of the top 10 economy rates.

Williamson's 15 overs of part-time off-spin have gone for only 4.26 runs apiece on average, as well as picking up a couple of wickets, while Colin De Grandhomme has kept opponents to 4.56 runs per over and Boult 4.62.

Archer, at 4.61, is England's only bowler in the top 10 but can boast the most dot balls in the tournament - 338, 15 clear of the field. Boult is on 320 having played one game fewer.

England are the only team in the tournament for whom no bowler has taken four wickets in an innings, while New Zealand have accounted for five of the 28 occasions it has happened - matching Australia and India for the tournament lead.

Neesham scooped five for 31 and Ferguson four for 37 against Afghanistan, while Boult took four against both Australia and the West Indies, and Matt Henry did so against Bangladesh.

Past meetings

New Zealand v England - Wellington, February 2015

An eight-wicket victory for New Zealand in the embryonic group stages of the World Cup barely describes how emphatic this defeat was for England - one with far-reaching consequences. Morgan's side were thoroughly outclassed, Tim Southee taking a career-best seven for 33 as England were skittled for 123. The meagre total was overhauled in 12.2 overs in a day-night fixture that ended before the floodlights were needed. The experience remains a haunting one for Morgan, who recently described it as "close to rock-bottom as I've been".

England v New Zealand - Edgbaston, June 2015

The revolution was televised. Three months on from their World Cup humiliation, Morgan, armed with a new philosophy and several talents from county cricket unburdened by past failures, continued as England leader into a series against a side they were hoping to emulate. Even Morgan may have been taken aback by how quickly his blueprint was implemented, Joe Root and Jos Buttler amassing centuries as England surged to 408 for nine, at the time their highest one-day international total. Steven Finn and Adil Rashid then each took four wickets, New Zealand rolled for 198 to lose by a jarring 210 runs.

England v New Zealand - Trent Bridge, June 2015

England were ripping up any preconceptions of them as a team in an enthralling series that spanned only 12 days but demonstrably set the tone for the following four years. The Kiwis had brushed off their heavy Birmingham defeat to win at The Oval and the Ageas Bowl before posting a mammoth 349 for seven in Nottingham, future captain Kane Williamson top-scoring with 90. England, though, bolstered by rapid hundreds from Root and Morgan, and a swashbuckling 67 from Hales, knocked off the total with seven wickets and six overs to spare - their highest successful ODI chase. They would seal a thrilling series win in Chester-le-Street.

New Zealand v England - Dunedin, March 2018

By this stage, England's transformation from also-rans to world beaters was complete. However, New Zealand, by now led by Williamson, were still worthy foes and they levelled another gripping series at 2-2, despite losing both openers inside three overs. Centuries from Jonny Bairstow, who had recently ousted Hales as opener, and Root lifted England to 335 for nine but Williamson and Ross Taylor steadied proceedings after the early losses of Martin Guptill and Colin Munro. Taylor then went to a career-best ODI score of 181 not out as New Zealand sealed a five-wicket win, achieved with three balls left. Another Bairstow century would give the tourists victory in the decider, England once again prevailing 3-2 in the bilateral series.

England v New Zealand - Chester-le-Street, July 2019

Back-to-back defeats to Sri Lanka and Australia had left England's World Cup in disarray. The hosts overcame India but still needed to beat the Black Caps to guarantee progression to the knockout stages. The toss went in their favour before Bairstow registered his third successive ODI century against New Zealand. An increasingly sluggish pitch saw Morgan's side just about get past 300, a total which was beyond New Zealand once Williamson was ran out backing up, Mark Wood getting his fingertips to a Taylor drive which clattered into the stumps at the non-striker's end. England therefore advanced with a 119-run win

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