Cricket World Cup 2019 final – New Zealand vs England: When is it, where is it and how to watch plus weather forecast, rain rules, tickets and more
England moved one step closer to their first ever Cricket World Cup win today as they take on New Zealand in the final.
Jofra Archer and Co will be aiming to beat England’s personal best of runners up in the Cricket World Cup final last accomplished in 1992.
Sportsmail provides you with everything you need to know for New Zealand vs England including date, time and channel plus venue, tickets, weather forecast, rain rules and more.
England must overcome New Zealand to win their first ever Cricket World Cup trophy
When is it?
The World Cup final takes place on Sunday, July 14.
What time does it start?
The match between England and New Zealand is expected to start at 10.30am BST.
How to watch Cricket World Cup final?
You can watch the final New Zealand vs England live on Sky Sports who have the broadcasting rights in the UK. Channel 4 will also be showing the match free-to-air.
If you just want to listen you can on BBC who have the radio rights.
Where is it?
The Cricket World Cup final will take place at the home of English cricket, Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The venue in London was last used for the inaugural World Cup in 1999 with prior years Lord’s being used in 1975, 1979 and 1983.
The World Cup final will take place at the home of English cricket, Lord’s Cricket Ground
The weather for Sunday is presently forecasted by the Met Office to be overcast with a little sunshine by lunchtime as we start of the day with heavy rain.
We will continue to monitor this closely and update as the final comes round.
Cricket World Cup final rain rules
Should the weather not permit for the Cricket World Cup final to be played on the scheduled day July 14 then play will start/continue on the reserved day July 15.
If some of the final was played on July 14 before weather halted play then the game will resume on the reserve day from the same position (score).
If no play was possible on the scheduled day then the full 50 over a side match will start on the reserve day if weather permits during the hours of play (10.30am-6pm BST). Should weather not permit 50 over a side match, it could be reduced to a minimum 20 overs a side or the match will be extended by up to 2 hours.
Should one or both sides be affected by rain delays that causes them to lose overs then DLS method can be used if each team had faced at least 20 overs to calculate the adjusted target required to win.
If no play was possible on scheduled and reserved day then the trophy will be shared by two finalists.
What is it?
Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method is used to calculate when overs are lost due to weather or other circumstances to re-set targets in one-day cricket matches for the team batting second.
How it works?
Batting team has two resources in ODI innings 300 balls and 10 wickets but over time these resources become depleted as a team plays out all 300 deliveries or has lost 10 wickets.
So when overs are reduced for any circumstance the batting team loses resources. DLS is used to revise the target so that it’s proportional to resources available for that team. Note: For DLS to be used though a minimum of 20 overs must be played otherwise it will be marked as NO RESULT.
ICC released a third version of the DLS System on 30th September 2018 stating the latest ODI and T20Is scoring patterns to take into account that a batting side’s run would naturally rise anyway with less overs available:
The current analysis is based on information from 700 ODIs and 428 T20Is, which comprise over 240,000 outcomes of individual deliveries.
The latest analysis has revealed that teams have been able to extend their acceleration patterns for longer periods, and the average scores in ODIs have continued to increase. This means that par score calculations will assume that teams will be able to score a slightly higher proportion of their runs towards the end of an innings.
What happens if it ends in a tie?
Winner will be decided by Super Over which consists of 6 balls for each team and whoever scores the highest from them 6 balls will be declared the winner.
Are tickets still available?
Yes. Limited amount of tickets are still available through the Cricket World Cup site.
People unable to attend the final are able to re-sale via CWC website until 12pm BST the day before the match.
The main ballot for tickets happen last year so chances to get hold of tickets this short notice will be extremely competitive and difficult to obtain.
Can I get a ticket refund?
Ticket holders for the game at Lord’s would receive a full refund if they see 15 overs or less during a rain-interrupted match.
They would receive 50 per cent of the ticket price back if they see between 15.1 and 29.5 overs.
- England – 1/3
- New Zealand – 11/4
*Odds courtesy of Oddschecker