The most fascinating tournament will kick off in India from October 5 to November 19. The eyes of cricket fans are fixed on this highly anticipated tournament, and everyone is eagerly waiting for the exhilarating opening match between England and New Zealand. The match promises to be full of intense and nail-biting moments.
England vs New Zealand Squad:
ENG Squad: Jonny Bairstow(wk), Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler(c)(wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer( Subject to injury), Reece Topley.
NZ Squad: Kane Williamson(c), Tom Latham(wk), Finn Allen, Devon Conway(wk), Henry Nicholls, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Matt Henry.
New Zealand vs England Timetable:
The clash between defending champions England and the last edition’s runner-up, New Zealand, is scheduled on October 5 at 2:00 pm(IST). Cricket stadium in Ahmedabad will host the match between these two sides. Both teams are known for their fierce on-field battles.
New Zealand vs England Venue:
The world’s largest cricket stadium, Narendra Modi Stadium, will host the opening match of ICC Men’s CWC 2023 between England and New Zealand. The Narendra Modi Stadium, also known as Gujarat Stadium, Sardar Patel Stadium, is a cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The stadium can occupy 132,000 spectators. The stadium is owned and operated by Gujarat Cricket Association. The stadium has hosted various domestic and international tournaments. The stadium has also hosted matches during the 1987, 1996, and 2011 Cricket World Cups. The stadium also has a world record of 104,859 fans attending the 2022 IPL Final, the most in any cricket match.
Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report:
The batters will benefit from a helpful batting pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The surface is generally flat and offers good bounce assisting the batters. The pace bowlers can get some movement with the new ball. The quick bowlers with sheer pace will be impactful. Bowlers who hit the deck have chances to grab more wickets here. Both teams are comprised of stunning fast bowlers, and fans will see a breathtaking contest between the two sides.
Narendra Modi Stadium Stats:
Total Match Played: 26
Batting First Won: 14
Batting Second Won: 12
Average 1st Innings Total: 242
Highest Score: South Africa 365/2Lowest Score: Zimbabwe 85/10
Eng vs NZ Head-to-Head Matches:
England and New Zealand have been playing cricket for the past 89 years. England and New Zealand have faced each other 91 times in ODIs. The Kiwis are leading the win record as they won 43 matches, while the English side has won 41 games. The three matches had tied, and four had no result between the two sides.
NZ vs Eng World Cup Head to Head:
Total Match Played: 10
New Zealand Won: 5
England won five in the ODI World Cup, the last time New Zealand and England came head to head against each other was in the final of the World Cup 2019 at Lord’s, which became tied. Super over, which also ended in a tie, and England won the match on the boundary count rule
Eng vs Nz Top Performers So Far:
Martin Guptill of New Zealand has scored the highest number of runs against England in ODIs. He scored 314 runs in 9 innings against England. At the same time, Stuart Broad of England had claimed 14 wickets in 10 innings against New Zealand in One Day Internationals
Key players in ENG vs NZ match wc 2023:
The clash between New Zealand and England will surely be exciting for cricket fans worldwide. As both teams gear up to showcase their skills in the marquee event, several key players should be a treat to watch. The key asset for England will be their fierce opening batter Jason Roy known for his aggressive stroke play and power-hitting from the start of the innings. On the other hand, the experienced veteran from the Kiwi’s side, Martin Guptill, known for his firepower, will play an effective role in his team’s performance against the English side
Eng vs NZ World Cup 2023 Prediction:
England, known for their aggressive batting lineup and strong bowling attack, will enter the match as the favorites. With top-form players like Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, and Mark Wood, England has a formidable lineup that can challenge any opponent. On the other hand, Kane Williamson has brought New Zealand to many victories with his experience and tactical approach on the field. Boult and Southee, with their vast experience and lethal pace, could be the real challenge for the English batting lineup. The New Zealand cricket team’s recent performances in ICC tournaments and ability to handle the pressure and decision-making at crucial moments make this match more breathtaking and will keep spectators on the edge of their seats. The toss will also play its part in deciding the match result.