"You've made it to the home of cricket, herringboneandsui...! I'm thinking an easy win for England," tweeted Pietersen before the start of Sunday's game.
Earlier, cricketer-turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar also predicted England's win in the finals. "If you believe in destiny, then its New Zealand; want to stick to logic -- Then it's England," tweeted Manjrekar.
England qualified for the finals after defeating five-time champions Australia while New Zealand made it to the final too after knocking out India in the semis.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson also believes that England are the favourites to lift the coveted trophy.
"A lot of people say that on a number of occasions, which is great, and I think England rightly deserve to be favourites," Williamson said at the pre-match presser.