ENG vs NZ 1st ODI Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 | England vs New Zealand 1st Match Both Team Squad, Playing XI, Venue, Time and Date, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, Dream 11 team & Live Telecast

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ENG vs NZ 1st ODI Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 – The 1st ODI match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be played between England vs New Zealand on Thursday, 05 October 2023, at 2:00 PM 08:30 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

The toss of this match will be done 30 minutes before the start of the match i.e. at 01:30 PM, as I have already been told that this match will be played between England vs New Zealand teams, both teams have very good players.

Here Are the full details of the ENG vs NZ 1st ODI Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 | England vs New Zealand 1st Match Both Team Squad, Playing XI, Venue, Time and Date, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, Dream 11 team & Live Telecast

ENG vs NZ 1st ODI Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

SeriesICC Cricket World Cup 2023
MatchEngland vs New Zealand
Match TypeODI 
Date2:00 PM 08:30 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL
TimeThursday, 05 October 2023
VenueNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

When: England vs New Zealand Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Thursday, 05 October 2023, 2:00 PM 08:30 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL

Where: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

ENG vs NZ 1st ODI Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Live Streaming, Broadcast, Live Telecast 2023

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ENG vs NZ 1st ODI Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Pitch Report

There are three kinds of pitches at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad – black soil, red soil, and a mixture of red and black soil. The black soil pitches are known to produce more bounce, allowing free run-scoring opportunities.

Red soil pitches, on the other hand, are known to dry up soon and assist the slower bowlers or spinners as the match progresses. The one with the mixture of both is expected to be even. It will be interesting to see what wicket the ENG vs NZ match will be played on.

During the IPL, the venue saw a lot of high-scoring games, with totals of 200 chased comfortably, but in the most recent ODI played at the venue, the team chasing, struggled to get past 266 with both seamers and spinners getting equal assistance.

What to expect: 

Team news:

England: Jos Buttler and his side would aim to make a confident start in their title defense. They have one of the strongest batting line-ups in this tournament and would like to play to their strengths in this game. Buttler would know that the Kiwis are in good form, and they won’t make lives easy for them. The England skipper would like a spirited performance from his players in this game.  

The side would like to get off to a flier and expect a good performance in this game from Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow at the top. The middle order is formidable for the team, and they will look for runs from Joe Root, Jos Buttler, and Liam Livingstone. Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, and Chris Woakes add firepower to the line-up in the lower middle order, making it strong.  

The side will need a good start with the new ball from Reece Topley and Sam Curran, and New Zealand has a powerful batting line-up that can destroy any bowling attack. Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid shall find the conditions conducive to their bowling and have an important role in the game. The side will also expect a good show from Stokes and Chris Woakes in the supporting role. 

England Key Players

  • Jonny Bairstow – The 34-year-old right-handed opener has scored 23 international centuries with 11 coming in this format. He always scores his runs at a strong strike rate. Bairstow has a good experience of playing in India due to the IPL. He has scored 324 runs in 9 ODIs in India and in the IPL he has an impressive average of 35.86 in 39 matches so far.
  • Joe Root – The experienced all-format former England Test skipper has added to his attacking game over recent years. He is a very adaptable player. Joe Root has an average of 48.79 and if we talk about only Indian grounds then Root has scored 295 runs in 6 innings at an aggressive average of 59.00. This might be his last World Cup and he is sure to give it all in.
  • Moeen Ali – Moeen Ali also has ample experience of playing on the Indian tracks. He showed his comfort here in the warm-up match against Bangladesh where he smashed 56 runs off 39 deliveries which included 6 sixes. Along with his reliability in the middle-order, Moeen Ali also comes as a handy spin option as well.
  • Adil Rashid – This could well be the final World Cup for the right-arm leg-spinner. He has developed into a very consistent and reliable player for his country. Adil Rashid can be a dark horse for England in this World Cup as he has the spin abilities that suit the Indian pitches. All the cricket fans know how many times he has toppled Virat Kohli. Rashid has picked 184 wickets in 126 ODIs so far and has an economy of 5.67.
  • Reece Topley – Reece Topley showed his good form in the warm-up match against Bangladesh. He picked up 3 wickets in 5 overs at an impressive economy of 4.60. Topley has picked 38 wickets in 26 ODIs so far in his career.
  • Mark Wood – Mark Wood is all about lethal pace and this player can rip apart any batting line-up on his good day. Mark Wood has picked 71 wickets in 59 ODI matches out of which 5 wickets came in 2 matches in India. Wood also played IPL this year in the LSG team and he took 11 wickets in just 4 fixtures.

Probable XI: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes/Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c, wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

England Squad: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Harry Brook, Gus Atkinson, Reece Topley, David Willey

New Zealand: Kane Williamson’s side has ticked all the boxes in their two warm-up games. They batted brilliantly in both games, though there is some scope for improvement for the side in their bowling form. Williamson would know the batting strength England has; expect a disciplined show from his bowlers in this game. The odds are stacked against them, and they must rise to the occasion to win.  

The side will look for a good start from Devon Conway and Finn Allen, as both these players are good strokemakers. Williamson’s return to the team strengthens the batting, and he will look to do well with Glenn Phillips and Will Young in the middle order. Darryl Mitchell is a good finisher, and he will look to add runs in the lower middle order with James Neesham and Mitchell Santner.  

The bowling attack must shine in this game as they take on a powerful batting line-up. Trent Boult and Tim Southee are a great bowling pair, and early wickets from them will be crucial to the side’s fortunes. Ish Sodhi and Santner will like bowling on this surface, and they must do well. Mitchell and Neesham complete a strong attack for the side. 

New Zealand Key Players

  • Devon Conway – The left-handed opener has taken brilliantly to international cricket over the last couple of years. He also impressed in India during the 2023 IPL for Chennai Super Kings. Devon Conway is expected to score in big numbers in this World Cup. Conway has scored 874 runs in 22 ODIs at an average of 46.00. Coming to his experience in India, Conway played for CSK in the IPL 2023 and smashed 672 runs in 16 matches at an average of 51.69. He smashed a knock of 78 runs off 73 deliveries against South Africa in the warm-up match.
  • Daryl Mitchell – The batting all-rounder has become one of New Zealand’s most indispensable players across all formats. He averages over 50 from his last six ODI innings. Daryl Mitchell looks in good touch currently. He scored 59 runs against Pakistan in the warm-up match and also provided the team with a decent bowling option as well. In 29 ODIs, Mitchell has scored 1025 runs and picked 13 wickets. Daryl Mitchell will be a key all-rounder for the New Zealand team. He lacks little experience of playing here but he looks confident.
  • Tom Latham – Tom Latham will lead the side in the 1st fixture for NZ. The wicket-keeper batsman has scored 3797 runs in 134 ODIs out of which he smashed 475 runs in 11 matches in India at an average of 52.77. Latham is a reliable batsman and his gameplay style fits perfectly in the ODI squad.
  • Trent Boult – The 34-year-old left-arm fast-medium bowler has been in excellent form over the last couple of months and took figures of 3-37 and 5-51 against England in September. Trent Boult needs no explanation for being a key bowler. He will be the key pacer for New Zealand till the time he is in the team. Boult is just 3 wickets away from reaching the 200-wicket mark in ODIs. He has picked more than 100 wickets in the IPL as well which gave him a good experience of Indian pitches.
  • Matt Henry – Matt Henry is another pacer along with Trent Boult who is currently among the top 10 bowlers in the ICC ODI rankings. Matt Henry has taken 130 wickets in 75 ODIs but he does not have much experience of Indian tracks. He has just played 2 ODIs here in which he picked 3 wickets.
  • Mitchell Santner – Another Kiwi player with a good experience of turning the ball well on the Indian pitches and he also comes as a handy batsman who can score some crucial runs for the team. The left-arm all-rounder has scored 1252 runs and picked 91 wickets in 94 ODI matches.

Probable XI: Devon Conway, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c, wk), Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham/Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson

New Zealand Squad: Devon Conway, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Tom Latham(w/c), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham

ENG vs NZ 1st ODI Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Winner


ENG vs NZ 1st ODI Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction

It has been over four years since the 2019 Cricket World Cup Final and fans from across the world are very excited about the start of this tournament. Neither team are the favorites to win the competition although England is expected to go very far. For this game, we are predicting a close contest with some nerves on both sides to begin the 2023 World Cup. We expect New Zealand to cause England problems, particularly when Trent Boult is bowling, but overall we are predicting England’s batting to be too strong. We are backing England to win on Thursday.

We expect England to win this match. 

ENG vs NZ 1st ODI Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Top Fantasy Picks

  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Devon Conway
  • Joe Root
  • Dawid Malan
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Moeen Ali
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Rachin Ravindra
  • Adil Rashid
  • Trent Boult
  • Ish Sodhi

ENG vs NZ 1st ODI Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Dream11 Fantasy Team

Wicketkeepers: Jonny Bairstow, Devon Conway

Batters: Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Daryl Mitchell

All-rounders: Moeen Ali, Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra

Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi

ENG vs NZ 1st ODI Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Both Teams Top Batsmen

Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler, and Jonny Bairstow are our batting choices for England. Bairstow has produced some big scores for England in Tests and T20Is over the home summer but he is an equally fine ODI player at the top of the order for his country. Skipper Buttler has batted 142 times in ODI cricket and averages 41.57 with a top score of 162 not out.

Our recommendations with the bat are Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, and Daryl Mitchell for New Zealand. Phillips has always been recognized as a brilliant fielder but his batting has now developed and he is a fine and reliable player for his team in the middle order. Mitchell averages 46.59 in this format and hit scores of 118 not out and 57 against England last month.

ENG vs NZ 1st ODI Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Both Team Top Team Bowlers

With the ball, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, and Reece Topley are our bowling picks for England. Leg-spinner Rashid played only one of England’s seven ODIs at the end of the home summer to ensure that he is well-rested and fully fit for this opening clash of the 2023 World Cup. Topley is a fine left-arm pace bowler who has been unfortunate with injuries but is now injury-free and will cause problems with his height and angle of delivery.

Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and Rachin Ravindra are our choices with the ball for New Zealand. Young left-arm spinner Ravindra is also a handy batter but took 4-60 against England at Lord’s under a month ago. Right-arm pace bowler Henry has struggled with injuries over recent years but is now at full fitness and will cause England’s batters problems at all stages of the innings with his accuracy.

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