New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to field first against England in Abu Dhabi. Title favorites but injury-hit England will bank on their X-Factor players to upstage a remarkably consistent New Zealand in the first semifinal of the T20 World Cup tonight. Stay updated with Times of India to get all the live cricket score updates of the 2021 T20 World Cup match between England and New Zealand
T20 World Cup 2021 1st Semi Final Live Score, ENG vs NZ: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has won the toss and elected to bowl vs England in the first semifinal of the tournament in Abu Dhabi
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has won the toss and elected to bowl vs England in the first semifinal of the ongoing T20 World Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. England has made one change in their playing XI as Sam Billings has replaced injured Jason Roy who was ruled out of the tournament ahead of the semifinal while New Zealand made no changes in their lineup. Both teams go into the knockout stage of the tournament after winning four of their five Super 12 matches. England topped Group 1 with 8 points while New Zealand finished at the second spot in Group 2. England lost to South Africa in their last game but they have shown a top-class performance against West Indies, Bangladesh, Australia, and Sri Lanka in their first four matches. On the other hand, after losing to Pakistan in their first match, New Zealand made a remarkable comeback by registering easy victories against India, Scotland, Namibia, and Afghanistan. (LIVE SCORECARD)
No Changes In New Zealand Playing XI!
New Zealand Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson(c), Devon Conway(w), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Sam Billings Replaces Jason Roy In England Playing XI!
England Playing XI: Jos Buttler(w), Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood