UK date, start time and team news for T20 World Cup semi-final shock in Abu Dhabi

England will face New Zealand in the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup semi-final this week.

Eoin Morgan’s England were finalized in the last tournament in 2016 and are determined to do even better this year and take home the trophy.


England face New Zealand for a place in T20 World Cup final

England have performed brilliantly in the competition so far, winning four out of five in Group 1 to advance to the semi-finals.

Now they will face New Zealand, who have lost only once.

The clash will be a repeat of the 2016 semi-final where England led the Kiwis to a 7-wicket win.

England vs New Zealand: Start date and time

The semi-final match will take place on Wednesday 10 November and the first ball will be bowled at 2 PM UK time.

The match will take place at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

In this stadium, England defeated Bangladesh, while New Zealand defeated Afghanistan.

The 2021 ICC T20 Men’s World Cup Final will take place on Sunday 14 November at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. This too will start at 2 pm.

England vs New Zealand: How to Follow

The clash is broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket, with coverage starting at 1:30 PM.

Sky Sports subscribers can stream it live through the app using their mobile device, tablet or computer.

Alternatively, you can buy the Sky Sports Day Pass on NowTV for £9.99.

Regular updates will be streamed live throughout the afternoon on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2.

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England vs New Zealand has been a good tournament so far: Team News

Jason Roy will miss the rest of the T20 World Cup with a left calf tear as England’s preparations for the clash against New Zealand suffered a major setback.

The fit opener suffered an injury as England lost for the first time in their campaign against South Africa on Saturday.

A subsequent scan drew a line through his name for the rest of the tournament.

James Vince was included in the squad, with Roy joined by left-arm quick Tymal Mills.

Roy said: “I am sorry to have been dropped from the World Cup. It is a bitter pill to swallow.

“I’ll stop by to support the boys, and I hope we can go all the way and lift this trophy.” It has been an amazing journey so far, and we need to keep expressing ourselves and focus on ourselves.

“Rehab has already started, and although I have torn my calf, I will give myself the best chance I can to get myself ready for the T20 Caribbean tour early next year.

Jason Roy to miss rest of T20 World Cup with left calf tear


Jason Roy to miss remaining T20 World Cup with broken calf England-New Zealand: What has been said?

England captain Eoin Morgan: “Roy is incredibly important. He is the kind of person who is involved in everything we are in the locker room and the way we play.

“You see he is top-order not only in T20 cricket but also in 50-over cricket. He is as close as we can guess to how the dressing room should play out.

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“We’re angry with Jass. That someone misses out on the final leg of the tournament, especially when it comes to two guys in two games, it takes away from the mood (in the locker room).

“Some of the toughest matches I have played in the past in a tournament or tournament have been group stage matches. It is very difficult to qualify.

“We are not going to be our best in every game, but we have to find ways to win. On the pitch, we were not as intense as in previous matches [against South Africa], just little things that we didn’t do as neatly as we’d like.

“But a lot of teams lost just one game and the teams that do well with the net run rate really show the strength within this particular group so I am very happy that we are in the half-finals.”

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