After an exciting 2-2 draw in the T20I series, England and New Zealand will face off each other in the first One Day International match to be played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on 8th September. It will be an ideal preparation for both teams ahead of the Cricket World Cup 2023.
The defending Champions England and runners-up of the 2019 edition New Zealand will look to iron out their flaws. A total of 91 ODI matches have been played between these two teams with New Zealand winning 43 matches, England 42, 2 ending in tie matches, and 4 with no result.
Both teams will see the return of big guns and hope for an exciting contest between two top-quality teams in the world. New Zealand and England played one of the best matches when both tied during the Finals of the 2019 World Cup played in Lords, London. The Super Over also ended in a tie and the match was won by England via boundary count.
Details– England vs. New Zealand, 1st ODI
Venue– Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Date and Time– 8th September, 5.00 PM IST
A total of 30 ODI matches have been played at this venue with the team batting first won only 8 times while the team batting second won 18 times and 4 ended in no-result. The average first innings total at this venue is 220 while the average second innings total is 205.
It has a balance between bat and ball. It offers something for the pace bowlers in the first 10 overs with the new ball not allowing the batters to settle. If the batters settle, then they put bowlers under pressure with their attacking shots making life tough for bowlers. The captain that wins the toss would likely field first to restrict the opponents before chasing down the target easily.
England (Eng) vs New Zealand (NZ) – Predicted Playing XI
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (C), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali/Brydon Carse, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid.
Will Young, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham (C, WK), Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santer, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
Fantasy Team Selection – Eng vs NZ
Team 1– Jason Roy, Devon Conway, Joe Root, Glenn Phillips, Jos Buttler (C), Tom Latham (VC), Sam Curran, Mitchell Santer, Mark Wood, Tim Southee, Chris Woakes.
Team 2– Will Young, Jonny Bairstow (C), Daryl Mitchell, Ben Stokes, Mark Chapman, Liam Livingstone, Matt Henry, Sam Curran, Trent Boult (VC), Adil Rashid, Lockie Ferguson.