England will be aiming to win their maiden World Cup crown when they lock horns against a spirited New Zealand side in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final at Lord's on Sunday. At the same time, even the Black Caps will be eyeing their maiden world title after luck had eluded them in the previous edition. The hosts have reached the finals on three occasions in 1979, 1987 and 1992 respectively but ended up faltering at the final hurdle. This time, the Eoin Morgan-led side will be hoping to be fourth time lucky and lift the coveted trophy in their own backyard.
Ahead of England's exciting summit clash against the Kiwis, star English footballer Harry Kane has come forward to wish the English side luck.
"Yes boys, we are going to wish you all the best for the final and congratulations for the great win against Australia. I will be watching. All the best", said Kane.
Harry Kane had led England to the semifinals of last year's FIFA World Cup. England ended the tournament with a fourth-place finish. After all, who can forget that famous slogan of the English fans 'It's Coming Home'? The English side were having a remarkable run in the tournament and it seemed that they would be crowned World Champions for the second time after 1966. However, their dreams were shattered by Croatia in the semis after which they lost to Belgium in the third-place play-off.
Post the World Cup campaign, Kane had a good run with his Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur which finished fourth in the league table. The 25-year-old striker was also a part of the Spurs squad which had reached the finals of the Champions League where they lost to Liverpool.
Coming back to the Cricket World Cup final, England had demolished their arch-rivals and former champions Australia by eight wickets in a lopsided semi-final while the underdogs New Zealand had stunned the favourites India in the first semi-final by 18 runs.
When the two teams had faced off earlier in their group match, the hosts emerged triumphant by a huge margin of 119 runs.