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Match No 1 of ICC World Cup 2023 will be played between England and New Zealand(Eng vs NZ) on 05th October 2023 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Match will start at 02:00PM IST.

England and New Zealand have played 95 matches against each other. England have won 45 matches whereas Kiwis have 44 wins to their name, whereas when it comes to ICC World Cup, both teams have 5-5 win-loss record against each other.


England will be out to defend their title in ICC World Cup 2023, 8 of players in their squad are part of this World Cup, who were part of ICC World Cup 2019. Jonny Bairstow will be opening innings with Dawid Malan. Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are backbone of England batting lineup. These 3 will be picks for fantasy team with Stokes as captain for team.

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Chris Woakes and Mark Wood are likely to be their main fast bowlers. Mark Wood will be fantasy pick for match with one of Chris Woakes/ Reece Topley. Adil Rashid will be spinner to pick for England as he can be crucial against kiwi batsmans.

New Zealand

New Zealand are slightly looking as weaker side as compared to England, but their bowling is looking better. Devon Conway from New Zealand is in good form, but his consistency is concern. Kane Williamson will miss this match and lot of responsibility is going to come on Conway and Daryl Mitchell. Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips will be picks for fantasy team.

Daryl Mitchell will be pick as all-rounder for match as he is likely to bowl some overs. Among bowlers, Trent Boult will be pick of everyone and many will make his vice-captain for fantasy team. One of Tim Southee/ Ish Sodhi will be another pick for match as a bowler.

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Best Playing XI for England: –

Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(c and wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid

Best Playing XI for New Zealand:-

Will Young, Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham(c and wk), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson

Dream11 Prediction Team for Eng vs NZ Match: –

Wicket Keepers – Jos Buttler

Batsmans – Ben Stokes(c), Daryl Mitchell(vc), Joe Root, Glenn Phillips

All Rounders – Mitchell Santner

Bowlers – Trent Boult, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Tim Southee, Adil Rashid

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