World Cup 2023: England Vs New Zealand: Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Playing XI, ODI Stats, And Records

England vs New Zealand World Cup Match 1

Fans of cricket are preparing for the eagerly awaited commencement of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, scheduled to begin on October 5. Moreover, the rivalry amongst the best cricketing nations in the globe is expected to be tough. The incumbent champions, England, and the runners-up from the last tournament,  New Zealand, will further face off in the inaugural game at Ahmedabad’s illustrious Narendra Modi Stadium.

The explosive wicketkeeper-batter Jos Buttler will serve as the English team’s captain in the 2018 World Cup as they attempt to defend their championship with a potent and skilled lineup. Meanwhile, the renowned New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will serve as the Black Caps’ captain throughout the competition. Williamson won’t be available for the first game, so Tom Latham, a capable leader, will be tasked with taking the reins as captain of the New Zealand team. Continue reading to learn more.


Records And ODI Statistics At Ahmedabad

Motera Stadium

Total Matches: 28

16 games were won by batting first.

Wins in games when bowling first: 12

235 is the average first-inning score.

Scores from second innings on average: 203

The highest score was 365/2 (50 Ov) by South Africa against India.

Lowest total ever recorded: Zimbabwe’s 85/10 (30.1 Ov) victory over West Indies.

Highest score chased: India versus. West Indies 325/5 (47.4 Ov).

The lowest score defended by the West Indies against India was 196/10 (48.3 Ov).


Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report

Motera Stadium

The majestic and storied Narendra Modi Stadium is expected to host a captivating match. The pitch typically supports batters and has a strong batting track at this location. However, because the pitch initially favors seamers, the early innings of the game could be difficult for batters. Additionally, the day-night nature of the ICC World Cup 2023 matches at this venue implies that the dew factor will likely play a role. This will, moreover, favor batting conditions in the second innings.


Ahmedabad Weather Forecast

Cricket fans and players can exhale in relief as Ahmedabad is predicted to have excellent conditions for the game. Furthermore, there is no chance of rain. A furious game of cricket might be possible, given the forecasted temperature of 35 degrees Celsius. The humidity will stay at a pleasant 51%, and a light wind blowing at 11 kmph will offer some relief from the hot sun.


Playing XI Eng Vs NZ World Cup 2023 Match 1

Match 12

Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Hary Brook, Jos Buttler (c and wk).

The following players represent New Zealand: Will Young, Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Latham (c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Mark Chapman, Matt Henry, and Trent Boult.

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