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Eng vs Nz Live – Preview And Prediction Of  1st Match Of The Cricket World Cup 2023

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Defending champion England is a formidable contender in the Cricket World Cup, boasting a powerful combination of both strong bowling and batting line-ups. The team is keen on capitalizing on these strengths as they pursue victory in the tournament. Captain Buttler is well aware of the Kiwis’ impressive form and expects a tough challenge from them.

Therefore, he emphasizes the importance of a spirited and exceptional performance from his players in this crucial game. Inaugurating the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, fans can anticipate a thrilling showdown as the reigning champions, England, face off against the finalists of the last edition, New Zealand. Both teams have showcased their prowess in the warm-up matches, and they bring a wealth of experience to this tournament.

England comes into the tournament on a high note, having secured victory in their last warm-up fixture against Bangladesh. New Zealand, on the other hand, displayed their mettle by defeating South Africa and Pakistan in their warm-up clash.

Recent history tips the scale slightly in England’s favor, as they have emerged victorious against New Zealand on eight out of the last ten encounters. England’s strong batting lineup, known for its power hitters, bolsters their confidence heading into this matchup. However, it is worth noting that New Zealand’s batsmen have displayed good form during the warm-up games, and they won’t be easily dismissed With two of the tournament’s finest teams squaring off in the opening game, cricket enthusiasts can look forward to an electrifying start to the competition.

England Predicted Playing XI:

Jos Buttler (c & wk), Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

New Zealand Preview

Kiwis  has ticked all the boxes in their two warm-up games. They batted brilliantly in both games, though there is some scope for improvement for the side in their bowling form. Williamson would know the batting strength England has; expect a disciplined show from his bowlers in this game. The odds are stacked against them, and they must rise to the occasion to win.

The side will look for a good start from Devon Conway and Finn Allen, as both these players are good stroke makers. Williamson’s return to the team strengthens the batting, and he will look to do well with Glenn Phillips and Will Young in the middle order. Darryl Mitchell is a good finisher, and he will look to add runs in the lower middle order with James Neesham and Mitchell Santner. 

The bowling attack must shine in this game as they take on a powerful batting line-up. Trent Boult and Tim Southee are a great bowling pair, and early wickets from them will be crucial to the side’s fortunes. Ish Sodhi and Santner will like bowling on this surface, and they must do well. Mitchell and Neesham complete a strong attack for the side. 

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Will Young, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Finn Allen

Eng vs Nz Live Weather Updates

Ahmedabad, Narendra Modi Stadium is set to offer clear skies on October 5, promising a warm evening for the cricketing action. The wicket at this venue is known for its two-paced nature, offering opportunities for batsmen who settle in. Spinners, with their ability to exploit the conditions, are likely to play a pivotal role in the game.

In terms of the target score, the team batting first would ideally aim for a total in excess of 320 runs to feel confident and comfortable on this pitch.

Toss: To Bat

The batting conditions shall be best in the first innings, and we expect the spinners to turn the ball in the second half. Batting under lights will be challenging, and hence the side that wins the toss won’t hesitate to bat first in this game.

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