ENG vs NZ ODI WC: The England cricket team, renowned as a formidable generation, has left an indelible mark on the white ball format template. They are set to kick off their title defense in the 50-over World Cup against a New Zealand side grappling with injuries on Thursday, in a rematch of the 2019 final.
Even though the English squad has an aging core, it would be imprudent to underestimate the capabilities of Jos Buttler’s team, which has clinched two World Cup victories in the last four years. Moreover, they are the reigning champions of the T20 World Cup.
ENG vs NZ ODI WC
Conversely, New Zealand faces numerous challenges as they pursue the elusive ICC World Cup title. Their skipper, Kane Williamson, who participated in warm-up matches, will be absent, along with senior fast bowler Tim Southee, both recovering from recent surgeries.
Tim Southee’s fitness will be under close scrutiny as he recuperates from a recent surgery on his fractured thumb, an injury sustained during the ODI series against England.
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When and where is the England vs New Zealand ODI World Cup match?
The England vs New Zealand ODI World Cup match will take place on Thursday, October 5, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
What time is the England vs New Zealand ODI World Cup match?
The match is scheduled to commence at 2 pm (IST), with the toss occurring at 1.30 pm.
Where to watch the England vs New Zealand ODI World Cup match on TV in India?
The England vs New Zealand ODI World Cup match will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network in India.
Where to watch the England vs New Zealand ODI World Cup match on the internet in India?
All World Cup matches, including England vs New Zealand, will be livestreamed for free on the Disney+ Hotstar mobile app. For other devices such as TVs or laptops, users will need to subscribe to Disney+ Hotstar.
The Narendra Modi Stadium features a pitch highly favorable to bowlers, especially pacers who can exploit early seam and swing, posing significant challenges to batsmen. However, once batsmen adapt to the conditions, they can play their shots with greater freedom. It’s worth noting that teams winning the toss often choose to bowl first due to the average first innings score of 212.
While several regions across the country are experiencing rainfall, Ahmedabad is not expected to receive any on Thursday (October 5). Instead, the city anticipates a scorching day with a maximum temperature of 36°C, gradually decreasing to 28°C during the night.
Probable Playing XI:
England: Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (C), Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Rhiley Topley
New Zealand: Devon Conway, W Young, D Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Latham (C), Glenn Phillips, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi