Willey, Stokes, Finn, Root, England
England are in a good mood going into this game against New ZealandReuters

With two of the three matches played so far in Group A being abandoned, it is advantage England as we move into the fourth game in the pool. England play New Zealand in Cardiff on Tuesday, knowing a win will take them into the semifinals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

The only game that could be completed in this group was the first match of the tournament, when England eased past Bangladesh at The Oval.

Since then, New Zealand have seen a victory snatched from them by rain as their match against Australia was called off, before the Australians ended up at the wrong end of the stick as a comfortable victory against Bangladesh was denied, again, by wet weather.

More rain is predicted in Cardiff on Tuesday, but England will hope enough play will be possible for a positive result to come in their favour. With two points from one game, England will move to four and-it's-a-semifinal-place with victory over the Kiwis.

The hosts will look to play in the way that has made them one of the more dangerous limited-overs sides in world cricket – take the attack to the opposition from ball one and back that long batting lineup of theirs to put on a big score or chase down one.

Adam Milne, New Zealand, Broom, Neesham, CT 2017
New Zealand are looking for their first win in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

In many ways, this England side is similar to the New Zealand one that captivated millions with their style of play during the World Cup 2015.

"If you look at the top four teams that got to the semifinal stage in the World Cup, all seemed to score regular totals of over 350 or 350 itself," Morgan said. "So I think they've contributed to it as a whole.

"I think the way New Zealand went about playing their cricket was probably closer to the way we go about it. We have very similar characteristics and values as a side and it's probably the easiest to relate to out of those four teams that made the latter stages."

New Zealand are trying that go-smash-bang-early plan by promoting Luke Ronchi up the order, but the key for them lies with Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson. If those two go on to make big scores, New Zealand will invariably win.

England's bowling wasn't the best in the first match against Bangladesh, but it will need to be against the Kiwis, or else that semifinal spot will have to wait.

When and where to watch live

England vs New Zealand is set to begin at 10.30pm BST, 3pm IST, 9.30pm NZT, 5.30am ET. TV and live streaming information of the Group A match is below.

UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports.


New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 1. Live Streaming: Sky Go NZ.


India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1HD (English, Hindi, Tamil). Live Streaming: Hotstar.


Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.


Bangladesh: TV: GTV.


USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Live Online.


South Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.


Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket. Live Streaming: OSN Play.


Singapore: TV: Star Cricket.