Had India been into the finals it would have been a different ball game, say experts.
Moneycontrol's Dustin Yarde speaks to senior journalist Ayaz Memon who is in London for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Final match between England and New Zealand on July 14.
At the hallowed Lord's, England will certainly start as favourites over New Zealand with perhaps the most destructive 50-over batting line-up in recent times.
While a number of records have been shattered in the 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, some of these record-breakers have played in their last World Cup tournament.
As cricket fans from all over the world converge at the Iconic Lord's to watch the World Cup final, here's some trivia about the 'Home of Cricket' we bet you didn't know.
In this episode of On The Ball, Moneycontrol's Prakhar Sachdeo talks to Network 18 Group Sports Editor Gaurav Kalra about the World Cup finals to be played between England and New Zealand.
"There is going to be a lot of noise around 'you guys are now the favourites', and all this type of thing -- we can't listen to any of that." said Bayliss.
"I have always been a believer that four or five years is long enough, whether you are doing well or not," Bayliss told BBC radio.
India might be out of the competition but Rohit continues to top the highest run-getters' list at the ongoing event.
The CoA members will also have discussions with chairman of selectors MSK Prasad on a roadmap for India for next year's T20 World Cup in Australia.
Wellington City Council's spokeswoman said the unexpected nature of New Zealand's appearance meant there would be no fan zones in the capital.
England was previously in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1992
Roy was fined for breaching Level One of the ICC Code of Conduct during the match at Edgbaston on July 11.
England enter the final of Cricket World Cup for the first time since 1992
Catch the highlights from second semi-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham
Catch all the top moments from second Semi-Final between England and Australia played at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
Dhoni scored 50 off 72 balls in India's 18 run defeat at the hands of Black Caps.
Morgan can lead England to their first World Cup final since 1992 if they beat the holders at Edgbaston.
Kohli said 240 was a chaseable total on any surface but somehow his batsmen could not cross the line.
After restricting New Zealand to a modest 239 for eight, the famed Indian top-order failed for the first time in the tournament as Virat Kohli and his men were all out for 221 in 49.3 overs.
"Other people have played under pressure, they've played in IPL and competitions around the world," Plunkett was quoted as saying by the ICC.
Dhoni (50) and Jadeja (77 in 59 balls) gave India hope by putting on a World Cup-record 116 for the seventh wicket but they were both dismissed, leaving the team needing 23 off the final over.
Catch all the top moments from the first semi-final of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup between India and New Zealand played at Old Trafford, Manchester.
Catch all the highlights from the first semi-final of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup between India and New Zealand played at Old Trafford, Manchester.