On October 5, Ahmedabad will host the ICC World Cup 2023 first match between England and New Zealand. The game begins at 2:00 p.m. IST, although Star Sports will begin coverage at 12:30 p.m. IST. This matchup is a replay of the World Cup final in 2019.
In Kane Williamson’s absence, who will not play in the first game of the season, Tom Latham will serve as the captain of New Zealand. The pace trio of Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Lockie Ferguson will face off against the top hitters in the World Cup. Regular captain Kane Williamson, who had a right knee injury playing in the IPL earlier this year, has joined the team despite the setback. The management is making every effort to get him ready for New Zealand’s second game against the Netherlands on October 9.
Jos Buttler will be the captain of England. There will be pressure on him to keep the crown. Ben Stokes has resumed his career in order to join the World Cup team. Jofra Archer and Jason Roy are not on the World Cup roster. The management is attempting to increase Archer’s reserve capacity though.
95 One Day Internationals have been played between England and New Zealand, with England winning 44 and New Zealand winning 44. Two games finished in a tie, and four matches produced no results. Both countries, who were the last World Cup’s champions, will play in the opening match of the ICC World Cup 2023 in India on October 5 in Ahmedabad.
A T20I and ODI series between the two sides was played before to the World Cup. While England prevailed 3-1 in the ODI series, the T20I series ended in a tie. The World Cup buildup was flawlessly prepared for by the series.