ENG vs NZ 1st T20 Match New Zealand tour of England 2023 – The 1st match of New Zealand tour of England 2023 will be played between England vs New Zealand on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, at 10:30 PM 05:00 PM GMT / 06:00 PM LOCAL at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street.
The toss of this match will be done 30 minutes before the start of the match i.e. at 10:00 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 T20 Match New Zealand tour of England 2023
|New Zealand tour of England 2023
|England vs New Zealand
|10:30 PM 05:00 PM GMT / 06:00 PM LOCAL
|Wednesday, 30 August 2023
|Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
When: England vs New Zealand Match New Zealand tour of England 2023 on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 10:30 PM 05:00 PM GMT / 06:00 PM LOCAL
Where: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
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England vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match Pitch Report
What to expect:
England: England have filled up their squad with a number of all-rounders and bowlers who can bat to the number 10 position. Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, and Liam Livingstone are back in the squad, after missing the Bangladesh tour.
It is still not clear if Butler will open the innings for England. Butler played the entire Bangladesh T20I series at the number four position, where he scored 111 runs at a strike rate of 140.50. Butler has been the leading run scorer for England since last year. He has scored 573 runs in 18 matches at a strike rate of 156.13.
England might send him with Dawid Malan to open the innings. Malan has played 21 games since last year scoring just two runs less than his skipper at a strike rate of 127.74. The duo have scored 9 fifties for England since 2022.
Malan has an amazing record against New Zealand. The left-hander batter has 364 runs in 8 games at a strike rate of 155.56 including a century and three half-centuries. He will be the batter to look out for.
Harry Brook and Liam Livingstone will be in the playing eleven replacing Ben Duckett and Rehan Ahmed. Brook’s emergence in the English setup has been the story of the last year. Though he has been successful in the Test format, he has a comparatively average record in T20Is. In 17 innings, Brook has just one half-century with 372 runs at a strike rate of 137.77.
All-rounder Sam Curran has been struggling with the bat since his World Cup-winning performance. In his last 14 innings, Curran has 89 runs at a strike rate of 91.75. But he is the leading wicket-taker for England in the same time frame.
Curran has claimed 26 wickets in 22 innings at an economy of 7.47. Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid will join Curran in the bowling department with Moeen Ali. Moeen Ali has hit the highest number of sixes (33) for England since the start of 2022. Gus Atkinson is set to make a debut after John Turner got ruled out due to an injury.
England Key Players
- Jos Buttler- the 28-year-old continues to lead by example across all formats for his country. He hit 60 runs from 86 balls in the last ODI against Afghanistan on Saturday.
- Liam Livingstone- the left-arm pace bowler enjoyed some brilliant moments for Welsh Fire during this year’s Men’s Hundred. He is a very dangerous bowler, particularly at the beginning and end of the innings.
- Luke Wood- the 29-year-old fast bowler has been particularly impressive at the international level over the last 18 months. He is a wicket-taking threat as well as keeping the runs down.
Probable XI: Jos Buttler(w/c), Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Gus Atkinson, Adil Rashid, Luke Wood
England Squad: Jos Buttler(w/c), Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Gus Atkinson, Adil Rashid, Brydon Carse, Harry Brook, Luke Wood, Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, Rehan Ahmed
New Zealand: It’s been a roller coaster ride for New Zealand in the shortest format of international cricket. They have won 7 out of 14 in the captaincy of Tim Southee this year. But they have started the England tour on a high note winning both practice games.
Chad Bowes and Tim Seifert will open the innings for New Zealand. Seifert has been a regular in the New Zealand squad for the last few months. Seifert has played 6 T20Is since last year scoring 242 runs at a strike rate of 166.89 – the highest amongst the New Zealand batters, with three half-centuries.
Devon Conway and Finn Allen will likely play all three T20Is. Allen has scored 460 runs at a strike rate of 152.31 with a century and half-century each. While Conway has 632 runs in 18 innings since 2022. Though Conway’s strike rate is just above 120, those five half-centuries can’t be unnoticed.
New Zealand’s middle-order is one of the most destructive squads in the world. They will play Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, and James Nisham in the middle. The quartet has scored 2432 runs in 27 games since the start of the last year.
Phillips has been New Zealand’s leading run-scorer. He has 740 runs in 22 innings with a century and 6 half-centuries. He will be the batter to watch out for. Phillips also scored 97 runs in two practice games without getting out at a strike rate of 188. The NZ middle-order has hit 15 half-centuries and 2 centuries in the last 12 months.
Daryl Mitchell has 648 runs in the last 25 T20Is at a strike rate of 140. Whereas Chapman has 636 runs in 18 innings with a century and 5 half-centuries. James Nisham has more than 400 runs and 14 wickets playing at number 7.
Tim Southee will lead the bowling unit with Kyle Jamieson and Lockie Ferguson. Southee has picked 29 wickets in the last 18 innings at an economy of 7.80. Both Jamison and Ferguson picked three wickets each in the first practice game.
It will be difficult for New Zealand to include both Santner and Sodhi in the setup. The leg spinners are standing as the leading wicket-takers for NZ. Sodhi has picked 35 wickets in 31 innings while Santner has 29 in 24. If both are included, then James Nisham might sit outside.
New Zealand Key Players
- Devon Conway- the left-handed keeper-batter has a top score of 99 not out in T20Is. He has gone past 50 in nine of his 35 T20I innings.
- Finn Allen- the 24-year-old is showing signs of returning to his previous strong form from a few years ago. He hit 69 for Southern Brave against Manchester Originals in the Eliminator on Saturday.
- Lockie Ferguson- the pace bowler has a strike rate of 15.1 in T20Is with best figures of 5-21. Due to previous injuries, he may be rested later in the series.
Probable XI: Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Tim Seifert, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson
New Zealand Squad: Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Tim Seifert, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Cole McConchie
England vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match Winner
England vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match Prediction
Neither team is at complete full strength for this series but both are not far away from their first-choice XI. In cool conditions, we expect the quick bowlers to get assistance from the pitch but we still should see some big scores. Our prediction is for home advantage to be useful and for England to win this T20I.
We expect England to win this match.
England vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match Top Fantasy Picks
- Jos Buttler
- Devon Conway
- Tim Seifert
- Harry Brook
- Liam Livingstone
- Sam Curran
- Mitchell Santner
- Jimmy Neesham
- Gus Atkinson
- Tim Southee
- Matt Henry
England vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match Dream11 Fantasy Team
Wicket-keepers: Jos Buttler
Batsmen: Devon Conway, Tim Seifert, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone
All-rounder: Sam Curran, Mitchell Santner, Jimmy Neesham
Bowlers: Gus Atkinson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry
England vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match Both Teams’ Top Batsmen
We are backing Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, and Dawid Malan as our batting choices for England. Left-handed top-order batter Malan has hit over 1800 T20I runs and averages 37.70 in this format. Bairstow is one of Egnland’s most aggressive batters across all formats.
We recommend Finn Allen, Devon Conway, and Daryl Mitchell with the bat for New Zealand. Batting all-rounder Mitchell impressed for London Spirit during the Men’s Hundred and has been in strong international form for many years. Allen has a top score of 101 in T20Is.
England vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match Both Team Top Team Bowlers
Luke Wood, Gus Atkinson, and Sam Curran are our recommendations for England with the ball. Curran has an excellent recent international record in this format and was awarded the Player of the Series Award in the 2022 T20 World Cup. Wood gets rewarded for pitching the ball up throughout the innings.
Tim Southee, Mitchell Santner, and Lockie Ferguson are our bowling picks for New Zealand. Captain Southee has taken over 700 international wickets with 140 coming in T20Is. Spinner Santner will keep the runs down but will also be a wicket-taking threat.