ICC CWC 2023 ENG vs NZ 1st Match Head-to-Head Records, Key Players, Match Preview, Fantasy Team and Betting Tips
Do you remember that Super Over in the final of the ICC Men’s CWC 2019? How Ben Stokes turned the game and snatched victory from the Kiwis. Those were unbelievable scenes and that match is perhaps the greatest ODI match in the history of the World Cups. England won its first-ever ODI World Cup in 2019.
We have the finalists England and New Zealand of the ICC World Cup 2019 who are locking horns against each other in the opening match of the ICC Men’s CWC 2023. It couldn’t be more exciting and thrilling at the same time. If you want to add more thrill then follow our articles, especially our ICC CWC 2023 outright winner prediction, place your cricket bets and stand a chance to win big cash rewards and other amazing prizes.
ICC CWC 2023 ENG vs NZ Match Details
The first opening match between England and New Zealand will take place on 5th Oct at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The match will start at 2 PM IST.
ICC CWC 2023 ENG vs NZ Pitch Report
Generally, the surface is good to bat on and it largely assists the pacers compared to spinners. The pacers can generate extra bounce off the pitch to trouble batsmen. Overall, batsmen will enjoy batting here but they need to play strokes carefully. Teams will look to bat first and put pressure on the opponent in the second innings.
ICC CWC 2023 ENG vs NZ Venue Stats
ICC CWC 2023 ENG vs NZ Head-to-Head Records
The below table shows how both teams have performed against each other so far.
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ICC Men’s CWC 2023 ENG vs NZ Match Preview
England are the current world champions and they would defend their title. The Lord’s Cricket Ground erupted in joy on the day of the final on 14th July 2019 of the ICC Men’s CWC 2019. The team was led by Eoin Morgan who is now a retired player. Jos Buttler will lead the team this time around who had a successful T20 World Cup 2022 and England won the final against Pakistan.
Hence, he is the leader to take England to another excellent campaign.
The ICC has already asked all the teams to prepare and finalize their 15-member squads. England has announced its squad and there are a couple of players missing from it. The opener Jason Roy who had a fantastic ICC World Cup 2019, is sidelined from the squad due to his bad form. One of the young talents Harry Brook has been introduced who had an amazing last year. The hero of the last World Cup Ben Stokes announced his retirement a few months ago but decided to come back to the team again and hence he retains his position.
The newcomer Gus Atkinson is a surprise pick from England selectors. The speedster is selected on the back of his brilliant performances in the County Championship and The Hundred. His lack of experience in International Cricket is a concern but Jos Buttler and the selectors are confident about his performance. Mark Wood, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Adil Rashid and Chris Woakes are a few retained players. Liam Livingstone, Reece Topley, Sam Curran and Dawid Malan are new additions.
A few days ago, England and New Zealand played against each other where the latter toured England for 4 match T20I series and ODI series each. New Zealand made a strong comeback to level the T20I series 2-2 after being defeated in the first two games. On the other hand, New Zealand started brilliantly to win the opening match in the ODIs but got thrashed by England in the remaining 3 ODIs. A dominant England won the ODI series by 3-1. Dawid Malan topped the list of the highest runs scored in the series followed by Ben Stokes. Moeen Ali and Reece Topley bowled beautifully and took most of their wickets.
England easily outclasses New Zealand in this tournament and it would be interesting to see how New Zealand come up with a successful strategy.
Team New Zealand
The finalists of the ICC Men’s CWC 2019 have announced their 15-member squad too. The classic batsman Kane Williamson who got injured during this year’s IPL, will make his way back in the team and the New Zealand staff has been monitoring his medical fitness. Hence, he will lead the team and if he doesn’t get completely fit in time then the wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham will be the skipper.
They are such a professional team and always play with brilliant strategies. They are one of the consistent performers in the ICC events. The Kiwis were the finalists in the ODI World Cup 2015, ODI World Cup 2019, T20 World Cup 2021 and WTC 2021. Out of these three ICC events, they could win only the WTC 2021. The team is probably loved by almost all cricket fans. Kane Williamson is one of the most loved cricketers in the world.
The 15-member squad consists of the same players as in the 2019 World Cup except for a few new faces. Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Glenn Philips, Rachin Ravindra and Will Young are the new additions. The team looks solid in all departments. Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi and Jimmy Neesham are the old members. Mark Chapman is an aggressive batsman and he could be lethal in the middle overs. Rachin Ravindra, with his good left-arm spin bowling, can contribute well. Daryl Mitchell is having the best form of his life and his all-round capabilities would be crucial for the team.
In the recent tour to England, they lost the ODI series by 3-1 after taking a lead of 1-0. Daryl Mitchell and Devon Conway were the only batters to score some runs. The bowlers still did a good job. Trent Boult was the leading wicket-taker while Rachin Ravindra had crucial wickets to his name. To down England, they have to perform exceptionally well after a horrible ODI series defeat.
ICC Men’s CWC 2023 ENG vs NZ Key Players to Watch
We will take the recent stats of the NZ tour of ENG to analyze the current form of the team and players.
Team New Zealand
ICC Men’s CWC 2023 ENG vs NZ Team Squads
Jos Buttler (c), Harry Brook, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Gus Atkinson, Mark Wood, Reece Topley
Team New Zealand
Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Will Young, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Philips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry
ICC Men’s CWC 2023 ENG vs NZ Predicted Playing XI
Harry Brook, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler (c), Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley
Team New Zealand
Devon Conway, Will Young, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson
ICC Men’s CWC 2023 ENG vs NZ Match Predictions
Team New Zealand
ICC Men’s CWC 2023 ENG vs NZ Betting Tips
The match should be a thriller and both are equally good sides. Since England defeated the Kiwis in the recently concluded ODI series between them, they should win this match but the Kiwis will make their task difficult.
When betting on this cricket match, bettors might want to back the favourites unless they see that the Kiwis have a chance of winning.
ICC Men’s CWC 2023 ENG vs NZ Fantasy Team
Based on the stats above, this could be the winning fantasy team.
England have dominated the Kiwis in the recently concluded T20I and ODI series in England. New Zealand would be desperate for their key batsman Kane Williamson to make a comeback as soon as possible. This is going to be a thrilling opening match of the ICC Men’s CWC 2023. Who will begin the tournament with a win? Join the live action on the match day to find out the result and also join us to play and win amazing cash prizes on the IPLwin App. Register Now.