After a wait of four years, the ICC World Cup 2023 is starting again tomorrow, the first match of this tournament will be played tomorrow. This match is going to be between England vs New Zealand.
ICC ODI World Cup 2023: England vs New Zealand
|Match||England vs New Zealand|
|Date||October 05, 2023, Thursday|
|Venue||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|Umpires||Kumar Dharmasena, Nitin Menon|
|Third Umpire||Paul Wilson|
|Match Referee||Javagal Srinath|
|Live Streaming||Disney + Hotstar|
Tomorrow in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, the World Cup’s first game will feature last-time winner England taking on New Zealand. Both teams have arrived in Ahmedabad, and today’s training session is scheduled. The first World Cup game is anticipated to be an exciting contest, much like the 2019 dramatic final at Lord’s. Both of these teams will try to start the competition on a winning note as they are favourites to get to the semifinals.
The defending champions, England, just defeated Bangladesh in their warm-up match with a convincing victory. The Blackcaps, meanwhile, were successful in winning both of their exhibition games against Pakistan and South Africa.
With captain Kane Williamson being fully healthy as well, New Zealand appears to be strong. Tim Southee is also returning, which is encouraging for the team as it finally attempts to capture its first World Cup.
England vs New Zealand, Pitch Report
At Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, the game will be held. The pitch is perfect for batting, and runs are scored frequently. In the latter part of the inning, spinners will receive some help.
ICC ODI World Cup 2023, England vs New Zealand: Weather Report
A very warm day with a high of 36° C is predicted for Thursday (October 5), but the temperature is likely to drop to 28° C at night. While the majority of the country is experiencing showers, there is no chance of rain in Ahmedabad at least for that day.
While there is little chance the dew factor, which is anticipated to come late in the evening during the second innings, will be a concern for captains and bowlers.
The ground staff will deploy the ASPA80 anti-dew spray on the morning of the game if necessary given reports that there has been dew on the outfield in recent days. When teams are attempting to defend a score, dew plays a significant role.
ICC ODI World Cup 2023, England vs New Zealand: Squad and Predicted Playing XI
Jos Buttler (c & wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Harry Brook, Gus Atkinson, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, David Willey
England Predicted Playing XI
Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Root, Stokes, Moeen Ali, Buttler, Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
New Zealand Squad
Tom Latham (c & wk), Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Will Young, Glenn Phillips, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Rachin Ravindra, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner
New Zealand, ICC ODI World Cup 2023, Predicted Playing XI
Will Young, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Ferguson, Matt Henry, Santner, Boult