New Zealand opt to bat in World Cup final

Staff Correspondent | Update:

General view of the trophy ahead of the England-New Zealand match in Emirates Riverside, Chester-Le-Street, Britain on 3 July, 2019. Photo: ReutersNew Zealand captain Kane Williamson has invited hosts England to bowl first after winning the toss in the final of the ICC World Cup 2019 in Lord's on Sunday.

Both the teams are eyeing their first ever title, the Kiwis losing the final in 2015 and England beaten on three occasions, in 1979, 1987 and 1992.

New Zealand defeated fans favourites India in the last four in dramatic fashion while England overcame defending champions Australia to book their place in the final.

Predictably, both the sides remain unchanged.

 
   
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