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5 talking points ahead of the Cricket World Cup final

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England and New Zealand go head-to-head at Lord’s on Sunday.

England will attempt to cap their one-day international resurgence over the last four years by lifting the World Cup for the first time at Lord’s on Sunday.

Standing in their way are New Zealand, who will also be looking to go all the way in this tournament for the first time, having fallen short at the final hurdle four years ago.

Here, PA looks at some of the pressing issues ahead of the showdown at the home of cricket.

History beckons for England – but it does for New Zealand, too

New Zealand Nets Session – ICC World Cup Final – Lord’s
New Zealand’s Kane Williamson will hope to go one win further than four years ago (John Walton/PA)

Cricket back on terrestrial television

New Zealand v Australia – ICC Cricket World Cup – Group Stage – Lord’s
Lord’s will host the Cricket World Cup final (Mike Egerton/PA)

Making a pitch

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Pakistan v Bangladesh – ICC Cricket World Cup – Group Stage – Lord’s
The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy at Lord’s ahead of the final (Tim Goode/PA)

Roy v Dharmasena

Australia v England – ICC World Cup – Semi Final – Edgbaston
England’s Jason Roy expressed his displeasure after he was given out against Australia (Nigel French/PA)

England’s lucky charm

England and Australia Nets Sessions – Edgbaston
Liam Plunkett is something of a lucky charm for England (Anthony Devlin/PA)

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