England scripted history on July 14 by claiming their first-ever World Cup title. The finals will be remembered for ages as it did not have a winner after the 50-over and super over action both ended in a tie.
For Ben Stokes, his brilliant knock of 84 not out in the final and winning World Cup would remain as a moment of redemption. But his name would also be associated with controversies
MS will not go to the West Indies. Going forward, he will not travel with the team within India or overseas as the first-choice wicket-keeper. Rishabh Pant will take over and there will be a grooming window for him until he settles down
The team was selected by former international players and commentators Ian Bishop, Ian Smith and Isa Guha, along with cricket writer Lawrence Booth, while ICC General Manager Cricket, Geoff Allardice, was the fifth member and convener of the committee.
Jimmy Neesham came in to bat at number six and built a partnership of 32 runs with Latham. Neesham was caught by Joe Root on mid-on in the 39th over. Plunkett took his third wicket of the match as he dismissed Neesham.
England have made it to their fourth World Cup final whereas New Zealand have reached the final for the second time. The three lions last made it to the final in 1992 whereas the Kiwis reached the final in the 2015 World Cup as well.
New Zealand were able to stun India in the semi-final as they defended a mediocre total of 240 runs. The Kiwi bowling lineup destroyed the Indian top-order as they dismissed Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul for just five runs on the board.
Australia made one change in their playing XI from the last match against South Africa. Peter Handscomb comes in place of injured Usman Khawaja. On the other hand, England are playing with the same team as in the last match.
The Met Office had said there is a possibility of gloomy weather as rains are close to the venue in the morning. It could be drier by the afternoon. The match will take place but there are expectations of some delays and interruptions.
Dhoni celebrated his 38th birthday on Sunday and the ongoing World Cup is being called as the veteran wicket-keeper batsman's last One-Day International