Published: Wed, July 03, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Black Caps star ruled out of England clash

Black Caps star ruled out of England clash

Ferguson has been ruled out with a "tight left hamstring".

If England lose in Chester-le-Street, Pakistan could leapfrog them into the top four with victory over Bangladesh, whose own semi-final hopes ended with a defeat by India on Tuesday that sent Virat Kohli´s men through.

Lockie Ferguson has been ruled out of the England match with a groin injury.

Coach of Pakistan cricket team Mickey Arthur has said that he was disappointed with the way India played against England.

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The Americans have been to the semifinals of all eight World Cups, and they've won the trophy three times , more than any nation. It seemed forever, the moment between Houghton stepping up to the ball and actually kicking it.

For New Zealand, it will be important to fix the opening woes. The seasoned Martin Guptill has looked off-colour, adding pressure on captain Kane Williamson and the middle-order.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson.

New Zealand is two points clear of Pakistan but has a much healthier net run-rate than its rival. The Black Caps are above England in the table.

But the pleasing aspect for England, other than the result, was that the defeat of India was built on numerous factors that have been key to their one-day global revival since a first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup. They will not even be able to say that, in the shape of New Zealand, they just found a better resourced, vastly experienced side too good on the day. - New Zealand will be looking to avoid three consecutive defeats at the World Cup for the first time since 1979-1983.

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