England vs New Zealand – October 5 – ICC Cricket World Cup

The first match between England and New Zealand is on October 5 in Ahmedabad.

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Match Details 

Series: ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Date & Time: October 5, 02:00 PM LOCAL
Match Days: The match will be played on October 5

The first match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is scheduled for October 5. The opening encounter will feature England and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This match is a repeat of the 2019 World Cup final. The World Cup itself will span 46 days and will be the largest Cricket World Cup ever, with matches taking place at 10 different venues from October 5 to November 19. The tournament will maintain the round-robin format, with all teams facing each other in a total of 45 league matches. The top four teams will qualify for the semifinals.

Probable Playing XIs

England

The probable playing XI for England in the match against England on October 5th could be: Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, David Malan, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes.

New Zealand

The probable playing XI for New Zealand in the match against England on October 5th could be: Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy.

Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

The probable best batter for the match between England and New Zealand on October 5th could be Jonny Bairstow from England. He was in stupendous form in the ODI series as he amassed 175 runs from four innings at an average of 58.33 and a strike rate of 147.05. However, the final performance can vary based on the player’s form on the match day.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

The probable best bowler for the match between England and New Zealand on October 5th could be Trent Boult from New Zealand. The left-arm seamer is one of the most lethal exponents of swing with the new ball and is capable of bringing the opposition down on its knees early. However, the final performance can vary based on the player’s form on the match day.

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

MatchDateVenueResult
3rd ODI (D/N)September 13, 2023The OvalEngland won by 181 runs
2nd ODISeptember 10, 2023Ageas BowlEngland won by 79 runs
1st ODI (D/N)September 8, 2023CardiffNew Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
4th T20I (D/N)September 5, 2023NottinghamNew Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
3rd T20ISeptember 3, 2023BirminghamNew Zealand won by 74 runs

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of England

MatchDateSeriesLocationResult
England vs Australia, 5th TestJul 27-31, 2023The AshesThe OvalEngland won by 49 runs
England vs Australia, 4th TestJul 19-23, 2023The AshesManchesterMatch drawn
England vs Australia, 3rd TestJul 6-9, 2023The AshesLeedsEngland won by 3 wickets
England vs New Zealand, 4th T20ISep 5, 2023New Zealand tour of EnglandNottinghamNew Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
England vs New Zealand, 3rd T20ISep 3, 2023New Zealand tour of EnglandBirminghamNew Zealand won by 74 runs

Last 5 Games of New Zeland

DateMatchSeriesLocationResult
September 13, 20233rd ODI, New Zealand vs EnglandNew Zealand tour of EnglandKennington Oval, LondonEngland won by 181 runs
September 10, 20232nd ODI, New Zealand vs EnglandNew Zealand tour of EnglandThe Rose Bowl, SouthamptonEngland won by 79 runs
September 08, 20231st ODI, New Zealand vs EnglandNew Zealand tour of EnglandSophia Gardens, Cardiff New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
May 07, 20235th ODI, New Zealand vs PakistanNew Zealand tour of Pakistan
National Stadium, KarachiNew Zealand won by 47 runs
May 05, 20234th ODI, New Zealand vs PakistanNew Zealand tour of Pakistan
National Stadium, KarachiPakistan won by 102 runs

Prediction Based on Performance

England and New Zealand have faced each other in three ODI matches this year at the Ageas Bowl, Cardiff and The Oval. England won the first two matches of the series after a brilliant batting performance from Jonny Bairstow, David Malan and Jos Buttler. However, they failed to capitalize on their lead as New Zealand won the third match by 8 wickets. The performance of both teams has been quite impressive in the T20I matches as well, with New Zealand winning two out of three games.

Looking at the recent form of both teams and given their head-to-head record in this year’s ODI series, it is safe to say that England are the favourites to win the match on October 5th. The batting lineup of England has been in good form and they have the edge when it comes to bowling as well. However, New Zealand must not be taken lightly as they have a strong batting unit and can take the game away from England if given the opportunity.

Information About Injuries in Teams 

New Zealand

New Zealand’s Kane Williamson will not playing this match.

England

England’s Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy are injured. Harry Brook and Dawid Malan formed an emergency opening partnership. Brook was controversially left out of England’s World Cup squad.

England vs New Zealand: Winning Chance

The first match between England and New Zealand is on October 5 in Ahmedabad. Here are some odds for the match:

  • New Zealand to win the first T20I is 2.75 (7/4)
  • Total runs in over 1 for England is -230
  • Total runs in over 1 for New Zealand is -200
  • Caught is -225
  • Bowled is +350
  • LBW is +500
  • Run out is +2000
  • Stumped is +2500
  • Any other method is +25000

England has won five of their last six ODIs against New Zealand. New Zealand has only won one of their last four ODIs.

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Report About Stadium 

The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, is the largest cricket stadium globally, boasting a seating capacity of 134,000 spectators. Owned by the Gujarat Cricket Association, it serves as a venue for both domestic and international cricket matches.

This stadium occupies the same location as the previous Sardar Patel Stadium, which stood from 1982 to 2015 before undergoing renovation in 2006. The Sardar Patel Stadium was the primary cricket venue in the city until 2015.

The redesigned stadium now spans 63 acres and includes 76 corporate boxes, a 55-room clubhouse, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, LED roof lights, four dressing rooms, and multiple cricket pitches with different types of soil.

In February 2021, the new stadium hosted its inaugural game—a day-night Test against the English team. In 2022, it was the venue for the IPL final, where more than 100,000 spectators witnessed the home team Gujarat Titans defeat the Rajasthan Royals to claim their first title.

About ICC Cricket World Cup

The ICC Cricket World Cup stands as the premier international championship for One Day International (ODI) cricket. Organized by the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament takes place every four years. It is celebrated as one of the most-watched sporting events globally and is regarded by the ICC as the flagship event of the international cricket calendar.

The current format involves a qualification phase spanning the preceding three years, determining the teams that earn the right to compete in the tournament phase. In this phase, 10 teams, including the host nation, compete for the coveted title, with matches taking place at venues within the host nation over the course of about a month.

Australia boasts the most World Cup victories, having clinched the title five times. India and West Indies have each triumphed twice, while Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England have secured the championship once each. The reigning champions are England, who claimed the title in the 2019 World Cup edition.

Rudra Chanda