England vs New Zealand Live, Cricket World Cup Live Score: All Eyes On Ben Stokes' Fitness As England Begin Title Defence vs New Zealand
ENG vs NZ, World Cup 2023 Live Updates: At Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium on Thursday, the Cricket World Cup begins with a match between defending champions England and New Zealand.
According to reports, star all-rounder Ben Stokes may miss the match for the Jos Buttler-led team because of a hip ailment. Conversely, captain Kane Williamson of New Zealand will not be available due to his ongoing recovery from a knee injury. Tom Latham will captain the team in the tournament opener in his absence.
In the 2019 World Cup final, both teams squared off, with England emerging victorious in a thrilling match.
ENG vs NZ, Cricket WC Live: Focus on Ben Stokes!
In terms of injuries, Jos Buttler has emphasised that England won't take any chances. There is a hip injury on Ben Stokes. He's questionable for the World Cup opening.
"Stokes is experiencing a minor ache in his hip. "Hopefully, it will be good news for us," Buttler said reporters.
When the boys show up for training today, we'll find out more about him and his diligent work with the physiotherapists. If he's not fit to play, then that's exactly what we'll do.
"At the beginning of the tournament is not the time to take big risks," he continued. The tournament will carry on for a long time."
Greetings and salutations, and welcome to our live coverage of England vs. New Zealand's opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, which is taking place in Ahmedabad.