The host England will face New Zealand in the 2nd One-day international match to be played at Rose Bowl, Southampton on 10th September 2023. It was a superb batting performance by New Zealand as they chased down the target of 292 with ease. Daryl Mitchell and Devon Conway scored centuries to help the visitors take a 1-0 lead.
On the other hand, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler, and Ben Stokes scored important runs to help England post 291. Ben Stokes showed his class after coming back from retirement last year. In the bowling department, they struggled as Gus Atkinson made his ODI debut. David Willey, Chris Woakes, and other pace bowlers picked only 2 wickets.
New Zealand has been dealt a major blow as Adam Milne will not feature in the ODI series due to an injury and Ben Lister will replace him.
Details– England vs. New Zealand, 2nd ODI
Venue– Rose Bowl, Southampton
Date and Time– 10th September, 3.30 PM
The pitch at Rose Bowl, Southampton is a superb batting pitch. A total of 34 ODI matches have been played at this venue with the team batting first has won 15 times and the team chasing down has won 17 times.
It promises to be another high-scoring affair and the batters can play attacking strokes putting the bowlers under immense pressure with their attacking style. The average first innings total at this venue is 243 while the average 2nd innings total is 215.
England (Eng) vs New Zealand (NZ) – Predicted Playing XI
Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (C, WK), Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Gus Atkinson, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley/Mark Wood.
Devon Conway, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (C), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson/Trent Boult.
Fantasy Team Selection- Eng vs NZ
Team 1– Dawid Malan, Devon Conway, Ben Stokes (VC), Daryl Mitchell, Liam Livingstone, Tom Latham (C), David Willey, Kyle Jamieson, Chris Woakes, Tim Southee, Gus Atkinson.
Team 2– Jonny Bairstow, Will Young, Joe Root, Glenn Phillips, Jos Buttler(C), Rachin Ravindra, Chris Woakes, Matt Henry, Adil Rashid, Tim Southee (VC), Mark Wood.