World Cup all set to get a new home in 2019

World Cup all set to get a new home in 2019
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We are just one game away from knowing the winner of the cricketing world's most sought-after prize.

We are just one game away from knowing the winner of the cricketing world's most sought-after prize.

While it is difficult to predict which side will create history at Lord's on 14 July, we know one thing for sure: The World Cup is all set to get a new home for the next four years.

With England pulverising Australia in the just-concluded second semi-final of the tournament, the stage is set for a blockbuster finale between the host nation and New Zealand on Sunday. While both these teams had made it to a World Cup final in the past, neither of them could cross the last hurdle to win the title.

England had marked their first World Cup final in 1979, when they were beaten by a margin of 92 runs by West Indies. They then fell short of the mark by an agonising margin of 7 runs against Australia in the World Cup final of 1987.

England's last appearance in a World Cup final too doesn't hold fond memories for the fans as they were defeated by a spirited Pakistan side in 1992.

New Zealand, on the other hand, will be playing their second consecutive World Cup final on Sunday. The Kiwis had marked their first entry into the final in 2015, when they were hammered by arch-rivals Australia.

A new champion to the fore

The Sunday's finale between the two sides promises to be a humdinger. While England look unstoppable after raking up consecutive victories, New Zealand will have their tails up after beating a strong Indian side in the semi-final.

Come Sunday and both the sides will be keen on scripting glory at the home of cricket.

And as 100 overs of entertaining cricket draw to an end, the World Cup will be plated with a new name and will be crowning a new team as the World Champions.

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