ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction: ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 Match 1 Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for England vs New Zealand Dream11 Team
Updated on: Oct 4, 2023 8:19 pm IST
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction: The finalists of the previous edition will kickstart the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 as England and New Zealand will lock horns in the first match on Thursday. The game will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad at 2:00 PM IST.
England vs New Zealand – 1st match of ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023
5th October, 2:00 PM IST
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
ENG vs NZ ODI World Cup 2023 Preview
England are looking prepared to defend their title as they are coming off a dominating series win over New Zealand. Meanwhile, they displayed their attacking mindset in the warm-up game against Bangladesh which they won by 4 wickets.
On the other hand, after losing the ODI series against, New Zealand have looked assured in the warm-up matches. First up, they defeated Pakistan without breaking a sweat in a massive run chase. In the second game, they defeated South Africa in a rain-shortened game.
Both teams now will be eager to put their best foot forward as the opening game could set the tone for the rest of the campaign. On that note, cricket fans are in for a treat as they are getting a repeat of the last edition’s final.
England – NR W NR W W
New Zealand – W W NR L L
Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report
It is a fantastic batting surface and definitely one of the best in India. While the boundaries are on the bigger side, the outfield is quick and the batters will get full value for their shots. The spinners might get some help off the surface during the daytime, the batting will get easier under the lights. Check Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad Pitch Report in detail.
Last result at the venue
- India (265/10 in 50 overs) defeated West Indies (169/10 in 37.1 overs) by 96 runs – 11 February 2022
ENG Playing 11
- Jonny Bairstow
- Dawid Malan
- Joe Root
- Ben Stokes/Harry Brook
- Jos Buttler (C & WK)
- Liam Livingstone
- Moeen Ali
- Chirs Woakes
- Adil Rashid
- Reece Topley
- Mark Wood
England Team News
- Ben Stokes has a hip niggle and the final decision will be taken after the practice session on the morning of the match.
ENG Key Players
Jonny Bairstow’s Stats in ODIs
|Last 5 innings in ODI||Runs against New Zealand in ODI||ODI Batting Average in India||ODI Scores at the Narendra Modi Stadium||Captain or Vice-captain choice|
|13, 0, 6, 28, 63||546 runs in 11 matches||40.50||N/A||✅|
Joe Root’s Stats in ODIs
|Last 5 innings in ODI||Runs against New Zealand in ODI||ODI Batting Average in India||ODI performances the Narendra Modi Stadium||Captain or Vice-captain choice|
|29, 4, 0, 6, 1||971 runs in 25 matches||59.00||N/A||❌|
NZ Playing XI
- Devon Conway
- Will Young
- Kane Williamson (C)
- Daryl Mitchell
- Tom Lathan (WK)
- Glenn Philipps
- Mitchell Santner
- Matt Henry
- Tim Southee
- Ish Sodhi
- Trent Boult
New Zealand Team News
- Any update will be added.
NZ Key Players
Kane Williamson’s Stats in ODIs
|Last 5 innings in ODI||Runs against England in ODI||ODI Batting Average in India||ODI Scores at the Narendra Modi Stadium||Captain or Vice-captain choice|
|53, 85, 26, 0*, 94*||983 runs in 20 matches||33.16||N/A||✅|
Devon Conway’s Stats in ODIs
|Last 5 innings in ODI||Runs against England in ODI||ODI Batting Average in India||ODI performances at the Narendra Modi Stadium||Captain or Vice-captain choice|
|7, 9, 14, 111*, 138||141 runs in 4 matches||51.66||N/A||❌|
Who will win ENG vs NZ ODI World Cup 2023 match?
- New Zealand have looked in decent form during the warm-up but England are carrying the psychological advantage of the recent series victory.
- England have been dominating New Zealand in ODI cricket for some time now.
- England have won 11 matches and New Zealand have won only four in the last 15 matches between the two sides.
- England are also on a three-match winning run against New Zealand.
As per our prediction, England should win this fixture.
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction
Wicket-keepers: J Bairstow, D Conway
Batsmen: K Williamson, B Stokes, D Mitchell, D Malan
All-rounder: M Santner, L Livingstone
Bowlers: T Boult, M Wood, A Rashid
Who are Best Captain Options for ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team
For Small League, Head to Head contest: Jonny Bairstow and Kane Williamson are the safest captaincy bets in this game.
For Grand League, Mega Contest: Liam Livingstone and Daryl Mitchell could be tried as the captains in the GL teams.
What are ENG vs NZ Fantasy Tips?
- Focus on the spin-bowling all-rounders in one of your GL teams.
- It is a batting track but you could try the bowlers as your captain and vice-captain together in one of your GL teams.
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