ENG vs NZ 1st ODI Match New Zealand tour of England 2023 – The 1st ODI match of New Zealand tour of England 2023 will be played between England vs New Zealand on Friday, 08 September 2023, at 5:00 PM 11:30 AM GMT / 12:30 PM LOCAL at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
The toss of this match will be done 30 minutes before the start of the match i.e. at 05:00 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.
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ENG vs NZ 1st ODI Match New Zealand tour of England 2023
|New Zealand tour of England 2023
|England vs New Zealand
|5:00 PM 11:30 AM GMT / 12:30 PM LOCAL
|Friday, 08 September 2023
|Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
When: England vs New Zealand Match New Zealand tour of England 2023 on Friday, 08 September 2023, 5:00 PM 11:30 AM GMT / 12:30 PM LOCAL
Where: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
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England vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Pitch Report
The pitch at the Sophia Gardens is a batting-friendly surface, and is expected to assist the batters once again here. Pacers might get some help toward the latter half of the match while spinners will play a promising role in the middle overs.
What to expect:
England: This is a great opportunity for England to prep for the World Cup and test their players before they confirm the 15-man squad for the tournament. Gus Atkinson will be one to watch out for.
The fast bowler is yet to make his ODI debut but was impressive in the recent T20Is picking up 6 wickets from 2 matches. Ben Stokes who played his last ODI in July of 2022 is another player to watch out for in this squad.
While there have been some voices critical of Stokes’ inclusion in the World Cup squad, he has been in great form in the longer format of the game and should look at this series as an opportunity to silence his critics.
Bowling all-rounders Sam Curran and David Willey will be crucial in the lower order and will be looking to make the most of every chance they get in the XI in this series.
With Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, and Liam Livingstone, England is coming into this series with full strength. Dawid Malan hasn’t been in the best form but is a crucial figure in the middle order. He has scored 769 runs from 18 ODIs at an average of 54.93.
In the bowling department, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, and Adil Rashid will be key players leading the attack.
England Key Players
- Jos Buttler – The keeper-batter captains in a proactive but understated way. The same can not be said about his batting though as he is one of the most destructive batters in white ball cricket.
- Joe Root – The former England Test skipper has a vital role in this side where he is surrounded by powerful stroke-makers. Expect the right-hander to keep the scoreboard moving even when wickets fall.
- Adil Rashid – The leg-spinner has been a mainstay of England’s ODI side since the 2015 World Cup and has the full confidence of his captain and the team management.
Probable XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler(w/c), Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Reece Topley, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
England Squad: Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler(w/c), Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Sam Curran, Reece Topley, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Brydon Carse, Gus Atkinson
New Zealand: A confident NZ side will be up for the England challenge after an impressive comeback in the T20Is. Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls are back in the side and will be the ones to watch out for in the NZ middle order.
These two are experienced players who’ve played a key role in the longer format of the game for the Blackcaps. They’ve got the ability to strike partnerships and play longer innings.
NZ has also included Finn Allen and Glenn Phillips in the squad along with 3 batting all-rounders. Whether they use all three in the playing XI is to be seen.
Rachin Ravindra can bowl a few overs but is less likely to be selected over Mitchell Santner who has been a finisher on many occasions in the lower order.
Daryl Mitchell will surely feature in the middle order and will have a huge role to play for the team. Kyle Jamieson who’s played only 8 ODIs and has been impressive in Tests is someone NZ would like to test in this series.
The bowling trio of Boult, Southee, and Ferguson will lead the pace attack and is also likely to feature in the World Cup. The choice of 4th bowler will be between Matt Henry, Jamieson, and Adam Milne.
New Zealand Key Players
- Devon Conway – The keeper-batter has scored three ODI centuries, including 138, his highest score in his last innings, and will be looking forward to taking England on in this format for the first time.
- Daryl Mitchell – The 32-year-old right-handed batting all-rounder has become a key all-format player for New Zealand over recent years and averages 43.63 in ODIs.
- Trent Boult – The left-arm opening bowler has fantastic control as well as an ability to swing the ball late. He will also provide some useful aggressive batting with the tail.
Probable XI: Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham(w/c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
New Zealand Squad: Tom Latham(w/c), Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Finn Allen, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, Will Young, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Adam Milne
England vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Winner
England vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Prediction
Whenever England and New Zealand go head to head, you can always be sure of seeing two teams giving their all throughout the contest. Both teams will want to get some good form under their belts ahead of the World Cup later this year so there will be plenty of pressure on both sets of players. We are predicting a close contest but are backing England’s batting depth to take them to victory.
We expect England to win this match.
England vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Top Fantasy Picks
- Jason Roy
- Jonny Bairstow
- Dawid Malan
- Jos Buttler
- Reece Topley
- Mark Wood
- Devon Conway
- Tom Latham
- Daryl Mitchell
- Mitchell Santner
- Trent Boult
England vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Dream11 Fantasy Team
Wicket-keepers: Jos Buttler, Devon Conway
Batsmen: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Tom Latham
All-rounder: Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner
Bowlers: Reece Topley, Mark Wood, Trent Boult
England vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Both Teams’ Top Batsmen
We recommend Jos Buttler, Joe Root, and Jonny Bairstow with the bat for England. Bairstow impressed during the recent T20Is and was named Player of the Series. Root has developed his attacking game over recent years and has already hit 16 ODI centuries.
Our batting choices are Tom Latham, Devon Conway, and Glenn Phillps for New Zealand. Phillips was very consistent and ended the T20I series as New Zealand’s leading run-scorer. Captain Latham has hit 20 international centuries including 7 in ODIs.
England vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Both Team Top Team Bowlers
Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, and Mark Wood are our bowling tips for England. Right-arm fast bowler Wood enjoyed three brilliant Ashes Tests earlier this summer and will be raring to go in this game after a period of rest. Topley gets a steepling bounce from his tall height.
Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Mitchell Santner are our bowling picks for New Zealand. Spinner Santner is a very accurate spin bowler who varies his speeds a great deal and is very hard to score runs off. Southee has taken 210 ODI wickets.