England would look to seal the series against New Zealand in the 4th and final One-day international match that will be played at Lords, London on 15th September 2023. After being asked to bat first, England looked in trouble at 13 for 2 before Ben Stokes and Dawid Malan put on 199 runs for the third wicket laying a strong foundation for a massive total. Stokes made 182 off 124 deliveries putting enough pressure on NZ bowlers along with Dawid Malan 96.
On the other hand, Trent Boult was the pick of bowlers for NZ grabbing 5 for 51 including 2 early wickets of Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root. He then came back to get rid of well-set Malan and then dismissed 2 other batters. In the batting department, Glenn Phillips finished as the top scorer with 72 but could not get any support.
New Zealand might bring Finn Allen as an opener to put some pressure on England’s bowling. Kiwis team would look to perform and level the series at 2-2.
Details– England vs. New Zealand, 4th ODI
Venue– Lords, London
Date and Time-15th September, 5.00 PM IST
A total of 84 One Day International matches have been played at Lords, London. The team batting first has registered victories on 40 occasions while the team chasing has won matches 39 times. It promises to be another high-scoring affair between these two top-quality teams.
The average first innings score on this venue has been 230 while the average second innings total is 201. It is a great batting pitch to bat as the batters enjoy the conditions. Initially, the pace bowlers get help and if the openers can get past it then it becomes a superb pitch to bat on.
The captain that wins the toss would likely field first and then chase down the target. New Zealand has won all three tosses so far in this series and lost 2 matches.
England (England) vs New Zealand (NZ) – Predicted Playing XI
Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (C, WK), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Gus Atkinson.
Finn Allen Devon Conway, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (C, WK), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.
Fantasy Team Selection – Eng vs NZ
Team 1– Jonny Bairstow, Devon Conway, Ben Stokes (C), Daryl Mitchell, Liam Livingstone, Glenn Phillips (VC), Sam Curran, Rachin Ravindra, Chris Woakes, Tim Southee, Adil Rashid.
Team 2– Dawid Malan (C), Finn Allen, Joe Root, Tom Latham, Jos Buttler, Glenn Phillips, Moeen Ali, Kyle Jamieson, Sam Curran, Trent Boult (VC), Gus Atkinson, Matt Henry.