[caption id="attachment_868726" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-868726" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/England-New-Zealand-AFP.jpg" alt="England vs New Zealand, England, New Zealand, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson, ICC World Cup 2019, World Cup" width="628" height="376" /> Eoin Morgan s England humbled holders Australia to reach their first final since 1992 while the Black Caps finished as runners-up in 2015. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Hosts <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/news/">England</a> face <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/news/">New Zealand</a> in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC Cricket World Cup 2019</a> final at Lord s on Sunday, with both nations seeking their first win in cricket's showpiece event. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/eoin-morgan/news/">Eoin Morgan</a> s England <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/match-highlights-icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-australia-vs-england-2nd-semi-final-england-thrash-australia-by-8-wickets-set-up-summit-clash-with-new-zealand-at-lords-867877">humbled holders Australia</a> to reach their first final since 1992 while the Black Caps finished as runners-up in 2015. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Here is a look at three key battles in the match:</strong> <p></p> <p></p><strong>Morgan vs Kane Williamson Eyeing history</strong> <p></p> <p></p>Morgan and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kane-williamson/news/">Kane Williamson</a> both have the chance to become national heroes by leading their teams to World Cup glory for the first time. England have enjoyed a dramatic revival in fortunes since their limp first-round exit in 2015 with Morgan at the helm, infusing his side with a fearless approach. The 32-year-old batsman, who scored an unbeaten 45 in the hosts' humbling of Australia on Thursday, has urged his side to seize their moment. "I think Sunday s not a day to shy away from, it s a day to look forward to," he said. <p></p> <p></p>Williamson, whose team lost heavily to England in the group stage, tried to keep his players calm after New Zealand's <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/match-highlights-india-vs-new-zealand-ind-vs-nz-1st-semi-final-live-score-old-trafford-manchester-ross-taylor-matt-henry-help-new-zealand-to-thrilling-18-run-win-enter-second-successive-final-867411">stunning victory over India</a> in the first semi-final on Wednesday. "Anybody can beat anybody," he said. "It's important that feet are on the ground and we look forward to that challenge." <p></p> <p></p>With two centuries and two fifties in his eight innings, Williamson has led by example with his elegant batting and sharp reading of the game. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-if-you-dont-want-to-come-to-the-final-then-resell-your-tickets-james-neesham-tells-indian-fans-868662">If you don t want to come to the final, then resell your tickets: James Neesham tells Indian fans</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Batting great Sachin Tendulkar said Williamson s "captaincy and composure" played a key part in the victory over India. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Jason Roy vs Martin Guptill Opening gambit</strong> <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jason-roy/news/">Jason Roy</a> set the tone as England tore into the Australian bowling with relish on Thursday, dominating an opening stand of 124 with in-form partner Jonny Bairstow. Roy, who has been involved in four successive century partnerships with Bairstow, missed three group games due to a hamstring injury. <p></p> <p></p>England have won all three of their matches comfortably since his return to the side and he averages an impressive 71 at the tournament. <p></p> <p></p>New Zealand s <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/martin-guptill/news/">Martin Guptill</a> has struggled badly in England and Wales, eking out just 167 runs in nine innings, a sharp contrast from 2015, when he finished as the top run-scorer in the tournament, hitting an unbeaten 237 against the West Indies. He has proved his prowess in the field, hitting the stumps with a direct throw to run out India s MS Dhoni in the semi-final but New Zealand desperately need his runs at the top of the order on Sunday. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Matt Henry vs Chris Woakes first blood</strong> <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/matt-henry/news/">Matt Henry</a> destroyed India s illustrious top order in a ferocious opening spell of fast bowling on Wednesday and a repeat performance would set New Zealand on the way to their first World Cup triumph. His figures of 3/37 included the key wicket of Rohit Sharma and, sharing the new ball with senior partner <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/trent-boult/news/">Trent Boult</a>, the paceman has now claimed 13 wickets in eight games. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/chris-woakes/news/">Chris Woakes</a> was England s star performer at Edgbaston as he dismantled the Australia top-order including taking the big wicket of David Warner to return figures of 3/20. He has combined with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jofra-archer/news/">Jofra Archer</a> to give the England pace attack a sharper edge, with the new-ball pair claiming a combined 32 wickets together in 10 matches.