1 Nov 2019

Black Caps not out for revenge against England

11:17 am on 1 November 2019

Three and a half months after their agonising cricket world loss to England the Black Caps finally get the chance for at a smidgen of revenge.

Kane Williamson after the final.

The Black Caps after their World Cup loss to England. Photo: Photosport

The two sides play the first of four Twenty20 matches at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Friday afternoon.

The memory of that loss runs deep for the Black Caps but as there's no way the Black Caps can erase the memory of that July day at Lord's in London.

A countback on boundaries was needed to decide the World Cup after New Zealand and England finished tied after a super over at Lord's.

Just how much of a hangover there is for the Black Caps will be revealed as the summer unfolds but Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor doubts the world cup final will have any baring on how the side plays.

"Everyone's moved on. It was a very emotional couple of hours afterwards but a lot of the guys in the (T20) side weren't in the team for that match and the same goes for the English side as well," Taylor said.

"There are some new faces (in the England team) that a lot of the New Zealand public haven't seen and it will be exciting to see how they go and we have a few youngsters too so it will be good to see what they can do in this format of the game."

Ross Taylor - "Kane's in the same room (as I was in 2012) so I had a bit of a laugh about that."

Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor. Photo: Photosport

Moving on from the World Cup hasn't been difficult for Taylor.

"I've got three young kids and two of them remember it and one doesn't have any idea what happened so its pretty humbling from that point of view but you know the sun comes up and you move on and now we have a big summer ahead not only for the next month or so but also the test tour to Australia and some history there with not having played the Boxing Day test for a long time," said Taylor.

All rounder Jimmy Neesham was at the crease with Martin Guptill during the super over and while he knows nothing can overturn the World Cup result he's looking forward to playing England again so soon.

"It's probably better I reckon. It's good to get back on the horse as quickly as possible.

"We haven't really played them a lot outside of tournaments over the past couple of years - so it's always good to put yourself up against the world champions in the 50 over format and I'm just looking foward to getting back into cricket again," Neesham said

If the Black Caps are looking to move on the from World Cup loss they may struggle as the English are more than willing to talk about it.

Captain Eoin Morgan said the match is still a major topic of conversation.

"All the time...it's one of the greatest games that has ever been played, we talk about it all the time.

"That and (Ben Stokes) hundred at Headingly in the Leeds (Ashes) test...we haven't got together as a group and talked about it but certainly when we are with company we do talk about that extraordinary game," said Morgan.

Friday's T20 in Christchurch is the first in a five game series with game two in Wellington on Sunday.