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England vs New Zealand: England, New Zealand sweat it out ahead of semi-final clash

England and New Zealand will lock horns against each other to register a semi-final berth in New Delhi on Wednesday.

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England vs New Zealand: Satisfied with England’s campaign so far in the ICC World Twenty20, captain Eoin Morgan on Tuesday said every player of his side has showcased his versatility during the tournament which has made the side a “powerful” unit heading into Wednesday’s semifinal against New Zealand. The two sides face off in the first decider at Feroz Shah Kotla on Wednesday seeking passage into the Final to be played on Sunday at Eden Gardens. (Source: PTI)

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England vs New Zealand: In the first two matches, England batsmen scored big (against West Indies and South Africa) while they needed the support of the spinners to defend a small total against Afghanistan. Against Sri Lanka in the last game, England found both bat and ball working in tandem to clinch semi-final berth. (Source: PTI)

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England vs New Zealand: England have been luckier of the two sides in terms of the draw and schedule. They've played its first two games in Mumbai and then the next two here in Delhi. With the semi-final also in Delhi, England are likely to have the upper hand in terms of understanding the conditions and molding the team and structure accordingly. (Source: PTI)

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England vs New Zealand: Morgan exuded quiet confidence but insisted that his team is still quite far from the final spot. Morgan has the experience of winning a World T20 back in 2010 when England beat Australia in the final with Paul Collingwood in charge. (Source: PTI)

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England vs New Zealand: New Zealand have used 13 of their 15 squad members. The only two members yet to be used are the experienced Trent Boult and Tim Southee. For some countries this would result in massive gasps, for New Zealand it has proven to be a masterstroke by captain Kane Williamson who is not afraid to take tough decisions and make choices based on the conditions. For the semi-final also, Williamson remained non-committal on their presence into the XI. (Source: AP)

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England vs New Zealand: New Zealand's bowling especially their spin department has been the key in the ICC World T20 with spinners chipping in wickets in each match. One of them is right-arm offbreak bowler Nathan McCullum who has played two matches so far and picked up three wickets. This will be the older McCullum brother's final tournament. (Source: PTI)

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England vs New Zealand: New Zealand's spin prowess however stems from Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi (in picture). The duo have picked 17 wickets between them with Sodhi picking up eight wickets. His stats going into the tournament might not suggest he's a world class legspinner but look at his spell against India in the opener and you would be satisfied with the argument that stats do lie. He would be New Zealand's key asset against England in the semi-final in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Source: PTI)

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England vs New Zealand: New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson remains optimistic of steering New Zealand into the final and maybe go on to win the tournament in honour of Martin Crowe who died before the tournament began. After Brendon McCullum's retirement, Williamson has embraced the role of the skipper with much ease with the team backing him to the brim. (Source: AP)