Both teams are unchanged, as Jonny Bairstow, who has perfected a groin in the semifinal, has been overtaken in form. Save a thought for Moeen Ali, an integral part of this British team over the past four years, now crushed by the rapid rise of Archer and the lasting efficiency of Plunkett.
England 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (cap.), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wkt), 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Liam Plunkett, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Mark Wood .
New Zeland 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Henry Nicholls, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Tom Latham (wkt), 6 Colin de Grandhomme, 7 Jimmy Neesham, 8 Lockie Ferguson, 9 Mitchell Santner, 10 Matt Henry, 11 Trent Boult .
Toss: NZ win …
And they will fight, says Kane Wiliamson. Recent history is on their side, but time could help bowls early on.
"Join you from Australia" says Dr. Tim. "Support England. Don't worry about the drop in traffic for OBO. I had Channel 9 on television, special TMS on the phone, via the ABC Listen app and the OBO. We're not lucky in Oz, with all this UK content available for free! "It must be early evening – are you staying for the whole game? And I wonder if we have someone tuning in from New Zealand, where it's already 21.10.
"I will not abandon the Guardian OBO" says Andrew Harrison, "just because it's (miraculously) a live stream available here in Japan. Hoping neither Boult nor Henry will do a Gary Gilmour with us. Pitch looks a little green." that neither side begins with a collapse.
While we wait for this delayed launch – the drama! – We have some emails and tweets.
"I thought," says Tom van der Gucht, "if I should watch cricket on Channel 4 rather than on Sky. Partially to relive the glory years of the ashes of 2005 in the hope that, somehow, where I look, I authorize the team because of the quantum interconnectivity of everything, or something like that … But also, if he gets mega display figures he could hasten a return for more cricket on terrestrial TV, apart from the damn Hundred. "
And here is Kim Thonger. "I have a hypothetical question. If, for example, one of the two captains noticed that the wing of a butterfly had come very close to the half-air coin, and perhaps had touched it very weakly and altered his flight, and perhaps the outcome, could he ask for a review? "
And here is Gary Naylor. "I expect England to win." Thing? Are you angry, Gary? Not for having thought of it, but for saying it. "For once, they copied the other successful nations in all sports and came to the final with the best players. No guarantee, sure, but it changes." Yes, England has more firepower with the bat. But this New Zealand attack can win games, especially under a thick cloud.
Other interesting news: the launch was delayed by a quarter of an hour (at 10.15), and so began (at 10.45). There was a heavy shower this morning, and the ground needed a little more time to dry the coin. Only in England.
If you're on Instagram, c & # 39; is a memorable post by Brendon McCullum. He put the photo of the two captains on top – the one currently positioned at the top of this page, with Kane Williamson who suddenly seems to be camping. And he called it: "Two very nice gentlemen. Much love for both."
This is, in a small way, a beautiful piece of writing. The first sentence expresses the traditional values of cricket and could have been written at any time in the last century. The second may have been written only in the last decade or so, as men belatedly improved their feelings. The two sentences together are extraordinarily balanced, which reflects the fact that McCullum's influence lies behind both captains. He was Williamson's predecessor and mentor – although Williamson is his man, with his style, less enthusiasm and more pragmatic. And it was also Eoin Morgan's inspiration. Morgan's England, with its Buccan irreverence, looks more like McCullum's New Zealand than Williamson's New Zealand. McCullum is the father – on both sides.
And the prize for the first email of the day – or the first one not sent by Rob – goes to Simon McMahon. "Morning Tim." Morning Simon. "A strange feeling of calm came over me this morning, at least compared to last Thursday before the semifinal. I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Probably bad. However, whatever happens today, I think both teams can be proud of their World Cup campaigns, and we hope that cricket is the winner. Yes, like no. COME IN ENGLAND !!! BRING HOME, BOYS !!! "It is the eternal struggle, it is not so: between the child in us and the great, the desperate fan and the sad spectator. At the risk of being too me-me-me, I touched on this today in a piece for The Observer to go to the first final of the World Cup as a boy.
In the UK, the final will be shown not only on Sky Sports, as always, but on Channel 4, while cricket returns to terrestrial television (albeit for a single day) for the first time since the famous summer of 2005. This is fantastic news for the English game, which is in grave danger of becoming a middle-class ghetto. But it's a damn news for the amalgamated union of live bloggers. There is every chance that our traffic in the UK will collapse. So, if you are reading now, or planning to have two screens in a modern way, send us an email telling you where you are and what you think.
Rob Smyth will go later, but in the meantime is he getting up? He is not. "The last five ODI of Lord & # 39; s, including four games in this tournament, were won by the team first," he writes. Do you feel it coming? "But in the game before the start of the race, England was 20 for six v South Africa. "
Morning everyone. So today is the big day. It's the men's singles final at Wimbledon. It is the Grand Prix of England at Silverstone. He is even, as I discovered driving home last night, the dog show in Rockingham. But then all these things happen every year. At St John's Wood, in London, just behind the corner of the Beatles pedestrian crossing, something has been happening that hasn't happened for 27 years. ENGLAND IS IN THE FINAL OF THE CRICKET WORLD CUP.
It was in 1992, in Melbourne, that England appeared for the first time in this game. They launched pretty well against Pakistan by Imran Khan and kept the game under control, until Wasim Akram destroyed them two balls of the biggest reverse swing you've ever seen in disbelief. To find England in a World Cup final in England, you have to rewind the recording of life even further back, until 1979. Yes, 40 years have passed since these guests attended their party. To remember that day, you must be middle-aged now; to have reported it, you must be a pensioner.
Latest news: c & # 39; is another team in this game, and do not follow such melancholy statistics. New Zealand reached its second consecutive World Cup final. But they have their 30-year version of wounds, because they were eternal damsels of honor. They arrived at Lord's today from an unlikely course, starting solidly, then losing three games in a row, one of which was against England. But they are over-achievers, they are less under pressure from England, they have a strong attack, and the weather – wet this morning, due to being gray all day – could hardly make them feel more comfortable. British bookmakers have England as favorites; if anything, I'd keep them lightly strangers.
Reproduction begins at 10.30, English time "summer".
Tim will be here soon. Meanwhile, here's the preview of Barney Ronay's game.
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