Preview and analysis of ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup Match-1 between ENG vs NZ, featuring Dream11 prediction, fantasy tips, expected playing 11, pitch report, team information, and Dream11 team suggestions

ENG vs NZ ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup Match Prediction 

Match:  England vs New Zealand (ENG vs NZ) 
Time:   05 Oct, 02:00 PM (IST)  

Series:: ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup Match 
Venue:  Narendra Modi Stadium – Ahmedabad, India 

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction

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ENG vs NZ Preview: 

  • Dawid Malan is currently the most in-form batsman for England in this format, showcasing his prowess with impressive scores of 127, 96, and 54 in his last three ODIs. With such consistency, it’s a smart choice to bet on him as England’s top run-scorer against New Zealand. Mark Wood, who has enjoyed a well-deserved rest since the conclusion of the Men’s Ashes, is poised to lead the bowling attack for England, making him a strong contender for the highest wicket-taker in this upcoming clash.
  • Devon Conway, despite playing just 21 ODIs, has already notched up an impressive tally of four centuries and three fifties. As a key figure in New Zealand’s top order, Conway is our prime pick for their highest run-scorer against England. Trent Boult, renowned for his proficiency as a new-ball bowler, often poses a significant challenge to top-order batsmen. Consequently, we tip him as New Zealand’s top wicket-taker in the upcoming match in Ahmedabad.
  • Dawid Malan’s place in the team may be subject to scrutiny at times, but once he settles in, he accelerates his scoring rate, making him a solid choice to surpass the 31.5-run mark in this match.

Live Streaming of ENG vs NZ: 

TV Channels: This game will be broadcast on Sky Cricket, Sky Sports NZ, Willow TV and Star Sports.

Live Streaming: You can live-stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar and Sky Go.

Weather & Pitch Report


The match in Ahmedabad is expected to proceed without any rain interruptions. According to the weather forecast, the temperature is set to reach a maximum of 33 degrees but will remain above 26 degrees until the conclusion of the game. 

Pitch Report:

The pitch provides an even contest between batsmen and bowlers, and we anticipate that a competitive score is unlikely to exceed 320. Both fast bowlers and spinners should find some movement off the surface to their advantage.

Toss Prediction: 

In the previous two ODIs held at this venue, the team batting first emerged victorious. Consequently, we anticipate that both captains will opt to bat first should they win the toss in the upcoming match.

ENG vs NZ Team NEWS: 

ENG Team News: 

The defending champions enter the tournament with a nearly full squad, with Jofra Archer being the sole exception, as he has joined the team as a traveling reserve. Although Ben Stokes has effectively managed his knee injury during the English summer, he will be selected solely as a batsman for this particular game.

NZ Team News: 

Due to his ongoing recovery and not being fully fit yet, Captain Kane Williamson will be absent from the opening match of the 2023 World Cup. In his absence, the team will be led by wicket-keeper and batsman Tom Latham. Additionally, Tim Southee is likely to sit out this game as he is still dealing with discomfort from his recent thumb dislocation surgery.

Predicted Playing11: 


1.Dawid Malan

2. J Bairstow(WK)

3. Joe Root

4. Ben Stokes

5. Jos Buttler(WK)(C)

6. Moeen Ali

7. Liam Livingstone

8. Sam Curran

9. Reece Topley

10. Mark Wood

11. Adil Rashid


1.Devon Conway(WK)

2. Will Young

3. Mark Chapman

4. Daryl-Mitchell

5. Tom Latham(WK)(C)

6. Glenn Phillips

7. Rachin Ravindra

8. Mitchell Santner

9. Lockie Ferguson

10. Matt Henry

11. Trent Boult

ENG vs NZ Team Combo: 

ENG Team Info – 

  • It’s likely that Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow will start the inning.
  • The one-down position will be Joe Root’s turn to bat. He serves as the batting team’s foundation.
  • The middle-order batting will be handled by Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler.
  • England will be captained by Jos Buttler. He makes a good wicketkeeper as well.
  • For England, Jonny Bairstow will be the wicketkeeper.
  • His team’s spin bowling will be handled by Joe Root and Moeen Ali.
  • The pace attack of his side will be led by Mark Wood and Reece Topley.
  • In the previous game, Reece Topley had the greatest fantasy point total.

NZ Team Info – 

  • Will Young and Devon Conway are likely to start the inning.
  • In the previous game, Devon Conway had the largest increase in fantasy points.
  • At one down, Mark Chapman will start at bat. He serves as the batting team’s foundation.
  • The middle-order batting will be handled by Tom Latham and Daryl Mitchell.
  • As Captain, Tom Latham will guide the New Zealand. He makes a good wicketkeeper as well.
  • For New Zealand, Tom Latham will be the wicketkeeper.
  • The spin bowling for his team will be handled by Mitchell Santner and Rachin Ravindra.
  • The pace attack of his side will be led by Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson.

Winning Chances: 

The anticipation is palpable as cricket fans worldwide eagerly await the commencement of the 2023 World Cup, marking over four years since the electrifying 2019 Cricket World Cup Final. In this upcoming tournament, neither of the teams is the clear favorite to seize the championship, although England is widely touted to make a significant impact.

As we look ahead to this particular match, we foresee an intense battle characterized by early-tournament nerves from both sides. New Zealand, especially when Trent Boult is in action, is expected to present challenges that could trouble England. However, our prediction leans in favor of England, primarily due to the strength of their batting lineup.

In summary, we’re placing our bet on England to emerge victorious this Thursday, setting the stage for an exhilarating kickoff to the 2023 World Cup.

ENG vs NZ Key Players: 


Jonny Bairstow 

The 34-year-old right-handed opening batsman has an impressive record of 23 international centuries, with 11 of them achieved in this particular format. Notably, he consistently maintains a high strike rate while accumulating his runs.

Joe Root 

The seasoned former England Test captain, known for his proficiency across all formats, has honed his aggressive style of play in recent years. His adaptability as a player is highly commendable.

Adil Rashid 

This could well be the final World Cup for the right-arm leg-spinner. He has developed into a very consistent and reliable player for his country.

New Zealand 

Devon Conway 

The southpaw opener has made a remarkable transition into international cricket in recent years. Additionally, his performance in the 2023 IPL for the Chennai Super Kings in India left a lasting impression.

Daryl Mitchell 

The batting all-rounder has risen to prominence as one of New Zealand’s most invaluable players, contributing significantly in all formats of the game. In his last six ODI innings, he boasts an impressive average of over 50.

Trent Boult 

The left-arm fast-medium bowler, at 34 years old, has been in outstanding form over the past couple of months. Notably, in September, he delivered impressive performances, recording figures of 3-37 and 5-51 against England.

ENG vs NZ Team Forms: 

ENG Team Form: 

England has maintained an unblemished record in their last five ODIs, securing series victories against both Ireland and New Zealand.

NZ Team Form: 

New Zealand faced a tough challenge against England last month, but they displayed resilience by bouncing back with victories during their away series in Bangladesh.

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England (ENG) Squad: 

Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow(WK), Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(WK)(C), Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Reece Topley, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Harry Brook, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Gus Atkinson

New Zealand (NZ) Squad: 

Devon Conway(WK), Will Young, Mark Chapman, Daryl-Mitchell, Tom Latham(WK)(C), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Jimmy Neesham, Ish Sodhi

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