England’s reasons to be cheerful or fearful ahead of the World Cup final
We present the arguments that may tip the scales in England’s favour, as well as those against.
England stormed into their first World Cup final since 1992 after dispatching Australia, setting up a showdown against New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday.
A comprehensive eight-wicket victory over their oldest rivals was England’s first in the knockout rounds of the tournament in 27 years and they now have a first global 50-over title firmly in their sights.
Here, PA presents the arguments that may tip the scales in England’s favour, as well as those against.
Reasons to be cheerful
Recent record against New Zealand
Peaking at the right time
Better batting line-up
Reasons to be fearful
History is against them
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