Published On: Sun, Jul 14th, 2019

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10.30am: A number of big names have had their say on who will be victorious today.

And you don’t get much bigger than these two in the cricket world.

Kevin Pietersen: “You’ve made it to the home of cricket, I’m thinking an easy WIN for England!”

Shane Warne: “I think England have too many match winners and will lift the trophy.”

Toss news

10.15am: So, we’ve had a minor delay but the toss has been had.

New Zealand win the toss and choose to bat – can England get early wickets?

Both teams are unchanged from their semi-finals. You can see those at the top of this page.

Despite the slight delay, we won’t lose any overs. Play to begin in 30 minutes.

Bad news!

9.55am: The early rain has caused a delay, though only a small one.

The toss will now be at 10.15am with the start at 10.45am.

Free to air

9.45am: For the first time since 2005, England’s cricket team are available to watch for everyone.

The match will be shown live on Channel 4, moving over to More4 while the Formula 1 is on.

The match is also on Sky Sports, who said: “Because England have reached the final, we want to make this a match that is available to everyone so the whole country can be part of a rare and special big sporting moment.

“Should England go on to win their first ever 50-over World Cup, and here in England no less, we want as many people as possible to celebrate what could be a ‘once in a generation’ moment.”

‘It would mean everything’

9.30am: England captain Eoin Morgan knows just how big today is.

“It would mean everything to win it,” he said.

“The good faith, support and enthusiasm we’ve been shown in the tournament has been brilliant. It’s a huge privilege to play in a World Cup final.

“It is an opportunity to win the World Cup, but also an opportunity to sell this great game that we love on a huge platform.”

Big day

9.15am: Is this the biggest day in English cricket history? Maybe.

That the final is on free to air TV – Channel 4 – shows just how big it is.

It’s England’s first final since 1992 and the Three Lions have lost all three finals they have been in.

New Zealand are in their second ever final having lost to Australia four years ago.

Hello all…

9am: Welcome to Express Sport’s coverage of the Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand.

There has been some early morning rain at Lord’s but it’s one of the quickest drying pitches in the world.

Toss is due at 10am and it could be a crucial one.

England beat Australia in their semi-final by chasing but New Zealand defended against India.

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