Tip New Zealand - England
England have chosen an inexperienced squad for this T20 International Series in New Zealand. It's a best of five event and with just one game remaining, the scores are level at 2-2. England won the first international but then lost the next two. They had to win the fourth to keep the series alive and did just that as they won by 76 runs. It was the experienced players in their team who led England to that convincing and record breaking win. Dawid Malan hit an unbeaten 103 off just 51 balls with nine fours and six sixes. Backing him up was Eoin Morgan with 91 off 41 balls. The pair put on 182 for the third wicket as Englan totalled 241-3. New Zealand got off to a good start with 54 before losing a wicket in the fifth over. They collapsed to 89-6 and were eventually bowled out for 165 with Parkinson taking four wickets.
Now it comes down to a deciding match and anything could happen. In this format, one great performance can turn a match, even more so than in the 50-over format. England have the players to do just that and if Malan and Morgan can get anywhere near the form they showed in the fourth game, then England can go on to win this series.
Key points New Zealand - England
Dawid Malan has scored 187 runs in his last three innings at an average of 93.5.
New Zealand's mid-order collapsed against England's bowling in the fourth match.
Matt Parkinson impressed for England in the fourth match taking four wickets.
Conclusion New Zealand - England
The England batting line-up certainly produced some fireworks in the fourth match of this series. Malan and Morgan were in superb form and took the New Zealand attack apart. If they can do anything like that in this decider, then England will get the win. Their bowling attack also put in a good performance with Matt Parkinson taking 4-47. Back England to complete the comeback and win this match and the series.
New Zealand England Prediction published on November 8, 2019