England and New Zealand will play the first match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup on 5 October 2023 at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium. We will pick up the tournament from where we left it four years ago.
England and the Black Caps played the final of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, which was a match. Cricket peaked during that final. The super over, excitement, and emotions were a perfect blend.
The Kiwis can get their revenge and win this match, kickstarting their campaign with a win. At the same time, the defending champions are ready to defend the World Cup title.
This article will discuss the match details, how you can watch the match live, predictions, and the highlights. Stick around and find out what happened during this match.
So, without any further delay, let’s get right into it.
Here are the match details.
|Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|Match||England vs New Zealand|
|Match days||5 October 2023|
The match will start at 2 pm local time. Mark this time on the calendars, and prepare for some cricket action. It will be a lot of fun in the Narendra Modi Stadium. Are you guys ready? YOU HAVE TO.
Live Streaming & Live Score World Cup
We have written a detailed article on live streaming already. You can find the channels and official broadcasters here.
If you want to see the matches on TV, you have to switch to Sky Sports. This channel is th broadcasting partner in both New Zealand and England. This is going to be a busy day at Sky Sports for sure.
For live streaming, you can switch to their mobile apps as well. That must be the official source since they have the rights and will provide the best quality. Cricket fans in New Zealand can also switch to TVNZ.
As we have the tradition here at CricketWorlds, we can predict based on two factors. The key players, or the head-to-head record. First, let’s look at the head-to-head record.
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If we look at the previous five clashes between both teams, England has the upper hand. The recent series was a total train wreck for the Kiwis. England managed to win the matches quite easily. Their last clash was on 15 September, and England won that match by 100 runs.
David Malan was crucial to that victory, scoring 127 on 114 deliveries. He was also named the man of the match. Moeen Ali picked up four wickets, which makes him a dangerous man on the Indian pitches.
It is a good time for England since their batters and bowlers are in form. Spinners will play a crucial role, and Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid are picking wickets. Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler are making runs at an average of 95 and 112 in recent 7 and 8 matches, respectively.
If we talk about New Zealand, Will Young and Daryl Mitchel are in form, averaging 80 and 50, respectively. These batting averages are from recent matches.
Ravi will be a crucial bowler, but you can also not write off Santner. Trent Boult will be lethal if he gets some swing.
Who will win?
England has a better chance of winning this game. So we will go to England. But you never know; things can play out very differently.
New Zealand batters showed form during their warmup game against Pakistan. But can we count a practice match here? Let’s wait for the game and see if our prediction was right or wrong. You can continue reading the highlights and find out.
Match 1 highlights
We will update the match highlights as soon as it starts. From toss to playing eleven and from the first innings to the last ball of the match, you will get updates in this section. Just wait and see.