England vs New Zealand: The 13th edition of ICC Cricket World Cup is about to begin from 5th of October in India. The finalists of the previous edition will kick-start the tournament. After the dramatic finale, England and New Zealand are again ready to lock horns in the One Day World Cup in the all new Narendra Modi Stadium.
There has been only one instance in which England and New Zealand have locked horns on the Indian Soil in World Cup, which was in 1996 edition, in which the New Zealand bettered the former. Coincidentally, the venue they played back then is the same as they’re gonna play this time around, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. England had beaten NZ 3-1 in a 4 match ODI series they played recently in England’s hosting. Other than that, they have a tight H2H record with 5 wins each against each other in One Day World Cup games.
England vs New Zealand Pitch Report
Being the 1st Fixture of the long tournament, there will be a fair amount of grass on the pitch to hold it up. Which will arouse the Fast Bowlers to swing the ball and assist batters making it an even contest.
Batting will become significantly easier under lights, also it is always better to bat second on the fresh pitch to observe it in the First Innings. The team batting won three of the last five matches played at this venue.
Average 1st Innings Score – 242 runs (Last 5 ODIs played)
England Squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes
New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.
England vs New Zealand Playing XI
England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (WK), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
Head to Head Record
Overall ODI Record
ODI World Cup Games
Current Form (Last 5 Matches (most recent first)
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England vs New Zealand Probable Match Winner
England seems like a winner in this contest, seeing the current form and strength of the squad over New Zealand. England are surely a strong case, yet again.