England vs New Zealand – September 8 – New Zealand tour of England 2023

Some predict that England will win the match by 20-30 runs.

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Match Details

England and New Zealand will kick off their series of cricket matches with a 1st ODI scheduled to take place at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Friday, 8th September 2023. This historic venue has hosted many international cricket matches and is the perfect setting for this first match between the two sides.

The 1st ODI is part of the highly anticipated New Zealand tour of England 2023. This series showcases the dynamic cricketing abilities of both teams as they battle for superiority on the field.

The match is scheduled for September, marking the close of the English summer cricket season. The weather during this time typically allows for competitive cricket, with less likelihood of rain interruptions.

The England vs New Zealand first ODI match will take place on Friday (September 8), 5:00 PM IST. Toss is scheduled for 4:30 PM IST.

Probable Playing XIs


In England’s lineup: Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (C & WK), Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, and Mark Wood.

England Cricket team

New Zealand

Meanwhile, New Zealand will rely on Devon Conway (wk), Tim Southee (c), Finn Allen, Tim Seifert, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult and Ish Sodhi.

New Zealand Cricket team

Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

The probable best batter of the match could be Jason Roy. The English opener is in terrific form and has had a good record against the Kiwis in recent times. With his ability to attack from the outset, he could be England’s go-to man when it comes to scoring runs at a quick rate.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

According to CricTracker, the probable best batter for the 1st ODI match between England and New Zealand on 8 September 2023 is Jos Buttler from England. Jos Buttler has scored 573 runs in 18 T20Is since 2022 and was looking in great touch in the recently concluded The Hundred as well. He will be looking to continue his good form and lead his team from the front to start the series on a positive note for his side.

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches

Match NumberVenueDateEngland ScoreNew Zealand ScoreResult
4th T20INottinghamSeptember 5, 2023175/848/1 (3.5 overs)England won by 127 runs
3rd T20IBirminghamSeptember 3, 2023128202/5New Zealand won by 74 runs
2nd T20IManchesterSeptember 1, 2023198/4103 (13.5 overs)England won by 95 runs
1st T20IChester-le-StreetAugust 30, 2023143/3 (14 overs)139/9England won by 7 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
Tour MatchBristol (D/N)August 27, 2023146/6168/6New Zealand won by 22 runs

Prediction Based on Performance

Both England and New Zealand have showcased wonderful cricketing performance in the recent T20I matches. While England emerged victorious in three out of four games, New Zealand put up a fight to get back on track by winning the third T20I. The upcoming first ODI between the sides looks to be an exciting contest as both teams look to extend their respective winning streak.

Going by the recent performance of both England and New Zealand, we predict a close game with the odds in favor of England. The English attack is superior to New Zealand’s, while their batsman have been in brilliant form in the recent T20I series. All these factors give England an edge over New Zealand in the first ODI match on 8 September 2023.

Information About Injuries in Teams

There are no injury updates from either team for the first ODI between England and New Zealand on September 8th. This means that all players are fit to play.

New Zealand’s star player, Kane Williamson, is missing the series due to a knee injury. However, Trent Boult and Kyle Jamieson are back from injuries and will be playing as bowlers.

England vs New Zealand: Winning Chance

The bookmakers have England as the favorites with odds of 11/25 (1.44).

New Zealand has bigger odds of 8/5 (2.60).

The two teams have played 91 matches against each other, with New Zealand winning 43 games and England winning 42.

Some predict that England will win the match by 20-30 runs.

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Report About Stadium

The match is set to take place at the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. It is is a 16,000-seat international cricket stadium located in Cardiff, Wales. It is home to the Glamorgan County Cricket Club and has been the site of the club since 1967, following their move from Cardiff Arms Park. The stadium has undergone extensive redevelopment and has successfully staged sold-out Ashes Test matches in 2009 and 2015, as well as continuing to host One Day Internationals. In addition to cricket, the stadium is also a thriving event space and a popular destination for school and group visits, as well as corporate meetings and events.

About New Zealand Tour of England Championship

The New Zealand tour of England is a cricketing tradition that dates back to 1927 when New Zealand played their first Test match against England. Over the years, this tour has become a significant event in the cricketing calendar, showcasing some of the finest cricket from two of the world’s top teams. The tour has consistently produced some memorable cricketing moments and has served as a platform for many young talents to emerge and make their mark in international cricket. The upcoming matches promise to be another exciting chapter in this rich cricketing history.

Rudra Chanda