NZ tour of ENG 2023, ENG vs NZ, 4th T20I Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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NZ tour of ENG 2023

ENG vs NZ, 4th T20I



The Visitors Black Caps made a solid comeback in the 3rd T20I match of the 5-match T20I series in England. NZ has shifted the series score to 1-2 with one more match in the pipeline after hammering the Hosts in the previous encounter at Edgbaston, posting a mammoth total of 202/5. New Zealand succumbed English side by 74 runs was one of the most substantial defeats Jos Buttler-led ENG had faced in T20Is offering a form of retribution to Tim Southee's side after their 95-run defeat in Manchester in the second T20I. Furthermore, this result paved the way for the Black Caps to strive for an equalizing victory in the 4th match of the T20I series on Tuesday at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on 05 September 2023.

The Hosts' performance in the last T20I was disappointing, a far cry from ENG's recent commanding displays. ENG first allowed NZ to post 202-5 with the courtesy of Finn Allen's(83) and Glenn Phillips' (69) which destroyed the English bowling attack. Then, Jos Buttler-led Eng bottled up the chase and was bundled out for just 128 under 18.3 overs. Only skipper Jos Buttler left a mark with a smashing 40 off just 21 balls which included 3 fours and 3 sixes.

Kiwis opener Allen's sublime knock of 83 off 58, combined with middle order batter Phillips' lightning-fast 27-ball half-century, propelled NZ to a commanding total of 202-5 in the third T20I. Following that, ENG's chase crumbled on a wearing pitch, with each of the bowlers making valuable contributions. Both Black Caps spinners Ish Sodhi(3) and Mitchell Santner(1) posted impressive combined figures of 4 for 53 from seven overs with a combined impressive economy of 7.45 guiding their team to secure victory in a must-win match. 

Both sides have played 26 T20Is with ENG winning 16 matches and NZ just winning 9 matches and 1 ended without a result.


Match Details

Match: NZ tour of ENG 2023, ENG vs NZ 4th T20I

Date: Tuesday, September 05, 2023

Time: 10:30 PM IST

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham, United Kingdom


Pitch and Weather Report

The average score batting first at this venue is 167. The highest total posted at Trent Bridge is PAK's 232-6 against the English side in 2021. The average runs per over here is 8.09 per over, meaning we can expect another high-scoring encounter. The team batting first would look to set a total of around 190-195 runs on this track. The team batting first has won 8 of the 13 T20Is played here. With the weather forecast to be clear, the toss-winning team will almost certainly bat first in the last T20I and attempt to produce a large total.

The weather in Nottingham will be very warm, clear, and pleasant for this 4th T20I match.


ENG vs. NZ Squads

ENG: Jos Buttler (c & wk), Jonny Bairstow, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Brydon Carse, Gus Atkinson, Rehan Ahmed, Luke Wood, Ben Duckett, Chris Jordan

NZ: Tim Seifert (wk), Tim Southee (c), Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Cole McConchie, Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry


ENG vs. NZ Probable Playing XIs

ENG: Jonny Bairstow, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Luke Wood, Gus Atkinson

NZ: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tim Seifert (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee (c), Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi


Match Prediction

Despite that loss in the previous T20I, The Hosts will have the edge in this match by taking a 2-1 lead. ENG's batting might have failed in the previous game, but England is just too strong and is likely to come back hard. Jos Buttler-led ENG's only disadvantage is their inexperienced new ball bowling attack, which the NZ batters will target again. On this good batting surface, the Black Caps should put up another strong batting show. However, we feel ENG won’t mess up again, and their batting might help them seal the series. We say ENG to win this match.


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