England will face New Zealand in the semi-finals of the 2021 T20 FIFA World Cup this week.
England led by Eoin Morgan qualified for the undefeated finals at the last tournament of 2016 and are intent on improving this year and claiming the title.
England face New Zealand for a place in the T20 World Cup Final
England have been fantastic in competition so far, winning four of five in Group A to advance to the top spot in the semi-finals.
Now they will face New Zealand, who only lost once.
The confrontation will be a repeat of the 2016 semi-final match where England swept the Kiwis to win seven wickets.
England vs New Zealand: start date and time
The semi-final will take place on Wednesday 10 November and the first ball will be released at 2pm UK time.
The match will be held at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
England crushed Bangladesh on that court, while New Zealand knocked out Afghanistan there.
The 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup Final will take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday 14 November. It will also start at 2pm.
How do we follow England against New Zealand?
The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket with coverage starting at 1:30pm.
Sky Sports customers can stream this live stream through the app using their mobile devices, tablets or computers.
Otherwise, you can buy a Sky Sports Day Pass on NowTV for £9.99.
Regular updates will be live on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 throughout the afternoon.
England have enjoyed a great tournament so far: Team news
Jason Roy will miss the remainder of the T20 World Cup with a tear in his left calf, as England’s preparations to face New Zealand have suffered a major setback.
The main hitter sustained the injury when England lost for the first time in their campaign against South Africa on Saturday.
A subsequent survey drew a line through his name for the remainder of the tournament.
James Vince was recruited into the team, with Roy fast joining Timal Mills and his left arm on the bench.
Roy said: “I am devastated to be left out of the World Cup. It is a bitter pill to swallow.
“I will stay to support the players and hopefully we can move forward and lift this trophy. It has been a great journey so far, and we need to keep expressing ourselves and focus on ourselves.
“Rehab has already begun, and although I tore my calf, I will give myself the best opportunity to prepare for the T20 tour of the Caribbean early next year.”
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England captain Ewen Morgan: “Roy is very important. He is a man who embodies everything we are in the locker room and the way we play.
“You see how dominant he is at the top of the rankings, not only in T20 cricket, but also in 50-plus-year-old cricket. It’s as close as we’d expect of how the locker room should play.
“We destroyed Jase. If someone missed the final stages of the tournament, especially when they were two players in two matches, it hurts the mood (in the dressing room).
“Some of the toughest matches in the tournament or tournaments I’ve played in the past were in the group stage. It’s very difficult to qualify.
“We won’t give our best in every game, but we have to find ways to win. On the field we weren’t as strong as in the previous games [against South Africa]Just little things we didn’t do the way we wished we could.
“But a lot of teams ended up losing just one game and the teams with the net playback rate are already showing strength within that particular group, so I’m very happy to reach the semi-finals.”
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