ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction & Playing XI for ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 – Match 1

The anticipation has reached its zenith as the most prestigious cricketing event, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, is all set to kick off in India. As the cricketing fraternity eagerly awaits the commencement of this grand tournament, teams from across the globe are geared up to vie for the ultimate glory. In this battle of cricketing giants, only one team will emerge triumphant. The curtain raiser for this spectacular event is scheduled for October 5th.

The inaugural match of the tournament will witness a titanic clash between the defending champions, England, and the formidable contenders, New Zealand, who were the runners-up in the previous edition. This monumental encounter is set to unfold at the esteemed Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Both teams have showcased their mettle in the warm-up matches, leaving cricket enthusiasts with high expectations for a riveting showdown as they square off in the opening fixture.

ENG vs NZ: Match Details

  • Match: England (ENG) vs New Zealand (NZ), Match 1, ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup 2023
  • Match Date: October 5, 2023
  • Time: 02:00 PM Indian Standard Time (I.S.T.)
  • Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

ENG vs NZ: Head-to-Head Statistics

The historical encounters between England (ENG) and New Zealand (NZ) in One Day International (ODI) cricket have been closely contested, with a total of 94 matches played to date. The head-to-head statistics reflect the competitiveness of these two cricketing powerhouses, with England securing victory in 45 games, while New Zealand boasts 44 wins. Additionally, four matches concluded without a result, and one memorable encounter ended in a thrilling tie.

ENG vs NZ: Weather Report

The weather forecast for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 England vs. New Zealand match in Ahmedabad on Thursday indicates clear skies with no chance of rain. The maximum temperature is expected to reach approximately 35°C, accompanied by a humidity level of 53 percent. Furthermore, there will be a moderate wind speed of 11 km/h, adding to the ideal cricketing conditions for this highly anticipated encounter.

ENG vs NZ: Pitch Report

The pitch at Ahmedabad is anticipated to be a slow track, favoring the bowlers in the initial stages of the match. As the game progresses, the spinners are expected to play a significant role, exploiting the conditions to their advantage. Additionally, the evening dew factor could come into play, potentially affecting the performance of the bowlers.

Given that both teams boast formidable power-hitters in their lineups, the clash is likely to witness an exciting battle of willow and leather, with the potential for a high-scoring encounter as the match unfolds.

ENG vs NZ: Probable Playing XIs


  1. Dawid Malan
  2. Jonny Bairstow (wk)
  3. Joe Root
  4. Ben Stokes
  5. Jos Buttler (wk & c)
  6. Moeen Ali
  7. Liam Livingstone
  8. Sam Curran
  9. David Willey
  10. Mark Wood
  11. Adil Rashid

New Zealand:

  1. Devon Conway (wk)
  2. Will Young
  3. Kane Williamson (c) 
  4. Daryl-Mitchell
  5. Tom Latham (wk)
  6. Glenn Phillips
  7. Rachin Ravindra
  8. Mitchell Santner
  9. Lockie Ferguson
  10. Matt Henry
  11. Trent Boult

ENG vs NZ: Injury Update

England’s all-rounder, Ben Stokes, has encountered a hip niggle in the lead-up to the match. A final decision regarding his participation in the game will be made closer to the match time. Cricket enthusiasts and team management alike will be eagerly awaiting this crucial decision, which may have a significant impact on the team’s strategy for the match.

Suggested Dream11 Fantasy Team for ENG vs NZ:

  • Wicket-keepers: Jos Buttler, Devon Conway
  • Batters: Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Kane Williamson, Daryl-Mitchell
  • All-rounders: Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran
  • Bowlers: Trent Boult, David Willey, Mark Wood
  • Captain: Kane Williamson
  • Vice-Captain: Joe Root
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Shailesh Nagpal

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