Wednesday, November 10: England and New Zealand are competing in the first semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 today. Both teams will enter the field to reach the final.
The game in Abu Dhabi of United Arab Emirates (UAE) will start at 7:45 pm Nepali time.
In the Super 12, England entered the semi-finals as the winners of Group One, while New Zealand reached the semi-finals as the runners-up in Group Two.
Both teams have won four of the five games in the Super 12 and lost one.
England had beaten West Indies, Bangladesh, Australia, and Sri Lanka and lost to South Africa in the final.
New Zealand started the tournament with a loss to Pakistan, then beat India, Namibia, Scotland, and Afghanistan to reach the semifinals.
Both the teams have been performing well so far. Batter Jose Butler and bowler Chris Jordan have done well for England, while Martin Guptill and Trent Bold have done well for New Zealand.
2010 champions England are aiming to reach the final for the third time. The last time England lost to the West Indies was in the T20 World Cup final in 2016.
England will miss Jason Roy in this game due to injury. He was injured in the game against South Africa and retired injured. He has been replaced by James Vince. Therefore, we are waiting to see in which combination the English team will play in the semi-final.
Jason Roy scored 78 as New Zealand was defeated in that match. But he will not play this time.
New Zealand had initially lost bowler Lucky Ferguson due to injury. But Adam Milne is playing well in his place. There is no injury problem in the team now.
New Zealand, meanwhile, is playing in the semifinals for the third time. New Zealand reached the semi-finals of the first and sixth editions but failed to reach the final. The last time New Zealand lost to England was in the semifinals in 2016.