NZ tour of ENG 2023, ENG vs NZ, 1st ODI Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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NZ tour of ENG 2023

ENG vs. NZ, 1st ODI



The action is set to begin at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff as England prepares to face New Zealand (NZ) in the first ODI of the Blackcaps tour of England. Over the past five years, England has had the upper hand in head-to-head matches. Their most notable game came in the 2019 World Cup Finals where England defeated New Zealand in a dramatic Super Over duel.

England won the present one-day international series against Bangladesh by a margin of 2-1. However, in their most recent match, the Bangla Tigers defeated them by 50 runs. For England, the highlight performances were Jofra Archer's three-wicket haul and Sam Curran's all-round performance, which comprised 23 runs and two wickets.

The previous ODI series between New Zealand and Pakistan ended in a 4-1 defeat for the Kiwis. Yet, in their most recent encounter, they defeated Pakistan by a score of 47 runs. The significant highlights for New Zealand were Rachin Ravindra's all-round effort, which included 28 runs and three wickets, and Henry Shipley's three-wicket haul.


Match Details

Match: NZ tour of ENG 2023, ENG vs NZ 1st ODI

Date: Friday, September 08, 2023

Time: 05:00 PM 

Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 


Pitch and Weather Report

The Sophia Gardens in Cardiff has not been a ground for producing high-scoring encounters. The bowlers will have their take on this ground and will probably be a fascinating game to watch. 

The weather is predicted to be on the warmer side, with a negligible chance of precipitation on match day. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the range of 27°C - 18°C.


ENG vs. NZ Squads

ENG: Jos Buttler (c & wk), Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Sam Curran, Reece Topley, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Brydon Carse, Gus Atkinson

NZ: Tom Latham (c & wk), 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


ENG vs. NZ Probable Playing XIs

ENG: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Gus Atkinson

NZ: Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Sothee, Trent Boult, Matt Henry


Match Prediction

Both countries will be keen to put their squads through their paces prior to the marquee event i.e., the World ODI Series. England appears to be a lot superior on pen and paper, and they will also enjoy home advantage in this match. On the other hand, New Zealand has the perfect combination of bowlers for these playing conditions and could seriously threaten England's formidable team. Despite this, England will start as favourites in our match prediction due to their depth in the squad, expertise, and connection with home conditions. Thus England will find the winning side in this match and start the four-match series with a win.


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