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A men’s ICC World Cup. Kane Williamson’s New Zealand. Eoin Morgan’s England. Knockout match. Kumar Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus as the umpires.

Except for the venue, the absence of Ben Stokes and the format, we are all set for an exciting rematch of the 2019 ODI World Cup final when the two sides meet in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

In fact, their previous T20I meeting also ended in a Super Over that went in favour of England. That was exactly two years ago on this day, when England won the 5-match series 3-2 against New Zealand in Auckland.

Morgan’s England have been hit by injuries but go into Wednesday’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup semi-final as favourites against New Zealand, two years after both sides clashed in a dramatic match. England have lost opening batsman Jason Roy and pace bowler Tymal Mills but they sealed a final-four place with four wins in five Super 12 games. Roy collapsed on the pitch with a calf injury in England’s final group match that they lost to South Africa and was later ruled out of the tournament and replaced by James Vince.

England’s aggressive brand of cricket got them past West Indies, Bangladesh, Australia and Sri Lanka with clinical ease to finish…

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