ENG vs NZ – 1st ODI Prediction 08 Sep 2023
Following a T20I series that ended in a 2-2 tie, England and New Zealand are gearing up for a four-match ODI series set to commence on Friday, September 08 in Cardiff.
- England may have regrets about their inability to secure the T20I series despite holding a 2-0 lead.
- Consequently, under the leadership of Jos Buttler, they are eager to dominate New Zealand and kickstart their preparations for the World Cup.
- Conversely, New Zealand staged an impressive turnaround in the last two games, clinching victories by margins of 74 runs and six wickets, and they are determined to carry this momentum into the upcoming ODI series.
ENG vs NZ – 1st ODI – Venue Details
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Date: September 8th 2023
Time: 12:30 (local)
ENG vs NZ – 1st ODI – Team Previews
Ben Stokes is set to make his ODI return as part of England’s preparations for the upcoming World Cup in India. Additionally, the inclusion of Gus Atkinson, a right-arm medium-fast bowler, is notable, as he is a likely contender for a spot in the World Cup squad.
This ODI series provides an excellent opportunity for England to fine-tune their squad and assess their players before finalizing the 15-man roster for the tournament. Despite some criticism surrounding Stokes’ World Cup inclusion, his strong performance in the longer format of the game should motivate him to silence his critics during this series.
Sam Curran and David Willey, both valuable bowling all-rounders, will play crucial roles in the lower order and aim to capitalize on every opportunity in the XI during this series. With the presence of Bairstow, Buttler, Roy, and Livingstone, England enters this series with a full-strength lineup.
Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls, both experienced players, have made their return to the New Zealand side and will be the ones to keep an eye on in the middle order.
They have a strong track record in the longer format of the game for the Blackcaps and possess the ability to form partnerships and play extended innings. In addition to Latham and Nicholls, New Zealand has included Finn Allen and Glenn Phillips in the squad, along with three batting all-rounders.
Daryl Mitchell is expected to play a significant role in the middle order, contributing significantly to the team’s performance. The pace attack, led by Boult, Southee, and Ferguson, is poised to be a formidable force and is likely to feature prominently in the World Cup campaign.
ENG vs NZ – 1st ODI – Probable Playing XI’s
New Zealand: F Allen, D Conway, T Latham (Cap, wk), D Mitchell, M Chapman, G Phillips, K Jamieson, Mitch Santner, R Ravindra, T Southee, T Boult,
England: JB Bairstow (wk), J Roy, J Root, M Ali, L Livingstone, J Buttler (Cap), B Stokes, S Curran, R Topley, A Rashid, M Wood
ENG vs NZ – 1st ODI – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
In the previous five matches, the average score in the first innings has stood at 190. Historically, the pitch has favoured batsmen, and considering this track record, the captain who wins the toss is expected to opt for bowling first.
ENG vs NZ – 1st ODI – Win Prediction
England are the favourites in this game with a full-strength side but New Zealand are capable of springing a surprise.