ENG vs NZ Dream11, World Cup: Check Dream 11 and fantasy picks, pitch report, probable playing XIs
The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will begin with a match between England and New Zealand. England has won this event before and is the defending winner.
On 5th October at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the World Cup will commence with England, the finalists from the previous year, against New Zealand. Both teams arrived in Ahmedabad, where they will train today.
Similar to the thrilling 2019 final at Lord's, the opening World Cup game is sure to be an exciting event. These two sides will want to start the competition well as they are both favourites to make it to the semifinals.
The reigning champions, England, recently defeated Bangladesh in their warm-up match. In the meantime, the Blackcaps prevailed in both of their practise matches against South Africa and Pakistan.
Kane Williamson, the captain, is also appearing fully fit, making New Zealand appear formidable. Tim Southee is also returning, which is encouraging for the team as it attempts to win its first World Cup.
Match: ENG vs NZ, 1st match World Cup
Date & Time: Oct 5, 2:00 PM
Live Streaming: Disney + Hotstar
ENG vs NZ: Pitch Report
The game will take place at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium. The pitch is ideal for batting, with runs coming thick and fast. Spinners will get some help in the second half of the game.
ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction Today Match and Dream11 Team Today Suggested Playing XI No. 1 (Small Leagues and Head-to-Head):
Keeper – Jonny Bairstow (vc), Tom Latham, Devon Conway (c), Jos Butler
Batsmen – Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Daryl Mitchell
All-rounders – Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran
Bowlers – Trent Boult, Mark Wood