Hard battle in the 1st T20 semi-final likely between England, NZ

KARACHI: England favourite to win the T20 Cricket World Cup will face a strong New Zealand team in the first semi-final today in Abu Dhabi, with memories of the tied thriller final of ODI at Lords in 2019. Jason Roy is out of the contest due to injury is a setback for England.
Hence David Malan, Jos Butller and Livingstone will be the attacking weapon of England. Skipper Eoin Morgen relies heavily on Moeen Ali and very rightly so because Moeen Ali has delivered exceptionally well in the current matches. Wood, Woakes and Adil Rashid will be bowlers who can play havoc with any team.
Kiwis are a balanced side as they played with good strategy in the ongoing T20. Guptill is in great form and Skipper Williamson plays with commitment under pressure and Convay has a great potential to challenge any bowling attack.
New Zealand will be eyeing good performances from Trent Boult and Tim Southee in fast bowling and Santner will be leading the spin department. Toss will be a key factor in the match.

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