The moment we’ve all been waiting for is here: The ICC World Cup 2023 will unleash the world’s best cricket showdown at the magnificent Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, on October 5th, 2023! In the grand inaugural match, witness England and New Zealand lock horns and battle for glory. Who will triumph in this electrifying ENG vs NZ opening clash? Let’s find out in this article.

Match Details

MatchENG vs NZ
DateThursday, October 05, 2023
Time2:00 Local
VenueNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Match Details*

ENG vs NZ Recent Performance

England has showcased a formidable performance, seizing victory in 3 out of the last 4 matches – two of which were triumphant wins over New Zealand with a whopping margin of over 100 runs each! Yet, the Kiwis aren’t trailing far behind, clinching 2 wins in their last 4 outings, despite a loss and a draw.

England’s Last 4 Matches Performance

ENG Performance*

New Zealand’s Last 4 Matches Performance

NZ Performance*

ENG vs NZ Probable Playing XIs

EnglandNew Zealand
Jos Buttler (c) [Wicketkeeper Batter]Kane Williamson (c) [Top order Batter]
Jonny Bairstow [Wicketkeeper Batter]Tom Latham (vc) [Wicketkeeper Batter]
Joe Root [Top order Batter]Daryl Mitchell [Batting Allrounder]
Harry Brook [Batter]Devon Conway [Wicketkeeper Batter]
Liam Livingstone [Batting Allrounder]Glenn Phillips [Wicketkeeper Batter]
Ben Stokes [Allrounder]James Neesham [Batting Allrounder]
Sam Curran [Allrounder]Mitchell Santner [Bowling Allrounder]
Adil Rashid [Bowler]Trent Boult [Bowler]
David Willey [Bowling Allrounder]Matt Henry [Bowler]
Chris Woakes [Allrounder]Ish Sodhi [Bowler]
Mark Wood [Bowler]Tim Southee [Bowler]

Who will win ENG vs NZ

England, walking into the grand stage as favourites, are set to clash with the spirited team of New Zealand at the splendid Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The English side, flaunting a robust and balanced squad, seemingly holds a subtle edge over the Kiwis. But will the match unfold as anticipated, or will the Black Caps unleash a surprise?

EnglandNew Zealand
Winner Meter5545

Our Prediction: England

ENG vs NZ betting tips

Top Batter: Jos Buttler is likely to be top batter for England.

Top Bowler: Trent Boult is likely to be top bowler for New Zealand.

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