Live Score: England vs New Zealand T20 Cricket world cup super 8
New Zealand have won the toss and elected to bat first against England in a do-or-die encounter for both the sides here in Pallekele. see live score ball by ball coverage.
New Zealand have a forced change with Jacob Oram out with a gastro problem and Doug Bracewell replacing him in the squad.
England have made two changes to the losing team with Tim Bresnan and Danny Briggs coming in for Samit Patel and Jade Dernbach.
England lost out, albeit after a fight by Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales, to a bright looking West Indies while New Zealand would consider themselves to be unlucky on losing out to Sri Lanka after the super-over.
England will be full of mixed feelings with Luke Wright and Craig Kieswetter displaying form in the group stages while Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales coming good in the super eights. Their bowling still has to click though as none of the bowlers has impressed so far, except for the easiest game against Afghanistan.
England's main concerns will be Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler and Jade Dernbach as the youngsters have not performed up to the expected levels. Some changes might be on the cards.
For New Zealand, the main concern will be crossing the mental hurdle. They have come from behind on two occasions in the tournament - against Pakistan in group stages and against Sri Lanka in the super-eights - but have failed to capitalise.
Batting is looking their strong point with Brendon McCullum in fine form, Martin Guptill hitting the right notes at the right time, Rob Nicol too displaying his skills and Ross Taylor, James Franklin providing solid back-up.
In bowling, Tim Southee has been brilliant at times while Daniel Vettori has been steady as ever. Other bowlers have to step up and may be Doug Bracewell deserves a go here.
Head to head
England have won 4 out of the 5 matches played between the two teams. In the ICC World T20 though, the teams share a 1-1 record.
The pitch is expected to be a belter of a wicket for the batsmen and the weather permitting it shall remain to be so.