6th match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be played between the host England and New Zealand at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on 6th June; this is the first match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Cardiff. While weather is not in the favour of the match; rains with thunderstorms are forecasted. Cardiff wicket is expected to be slow and low scoring game can be seen. With rains in from few days will make team to bowl first.
Rain all over the Champions Trophy made England in comfortable state with at the top in their group. While New Zealand will need a win desperately, to keep their chances to qualify for semi-finals. In ICC 50 overs tournament New Zealand had won six matches in last seven matches. While in England New Zealand had won 12 and England 15 of total 29 played, rest with no result or tied. In ICC Champions Trophy England and New Zealand had encountered twice; New Zealand won in 2009 and England won at the same venue as of today in 2013.
Where to Watch Live ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 6: England vs New Zealand
In England match can be watched on Sky Sports 2 while in New Zealand it can be watched on Sky NZ. For other countries TV Channels list check ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Live Telecast Channels List
Match Details: ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 6: England vs New Zealand
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Date: 6th June, 2017
Time: 03:00 PM (IST)/09:30 AM (GMT)/10:30 AM (Local)
Toss: England won the toss and elected to bowl first
Morgan: We would have also liked to bowl first. We have one forced change. Chris Woakes misses out and Adil Rashid comes in. He’s been very consistent, getting injured in the first game was not great. Jake Ball will take the new ball today. Stokes is getting close to full fitness and he’s been in the best shape as of today. They played well against Australia and will be tough to beat.
Williamson: We will bowl. Looks like a good surface, there’s a bit of weather around and we would like to exploit the conditions. No changes in our team. This is a short tournament and every match would be important. We have encouraged our boys to play with freedom and are looking forward to another good game. It’s great to be here – although the conditions differ from those in India during the IPL.
Result: England won by 87 runs
Man of the Match: Jake Ball
Playing XI for England: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jake Ball
Playing XI for New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Luke Ronchi(w), Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Neil Broom, James Neesham, Corey Anderson, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult