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ENG vs NZ Dream11 prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Match Preview, Playing XI, Pitch Report - ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023

Get ready for the ultimate ENG vs NZ Dream11 prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023. Explore match preview, playing XI insights, and pitch report to make informed choices for your fantasy cricket team.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 04.10.2023

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ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is ready to begin. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 finalists, the champions England and the runners-up New Zealand, will face each other in the 13th ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup opener on Thursday (October 5) at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

Article Contents:

  • Match Overview

  • Head-to-Head

  • Weather Forecast

  • Pitch Report

  • Injury/Unavailability Reports

  • Predicted XIs

  • Dream11 Team Prediction #1

  • Dream11 Team Prediction #2

  • Dream11 Team Top 4 Backups

ENG vs NZ World Cup 2023 Match Overview

Tournament: ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023


Format: ODI

Tournament Stage: League

Match: England vs New Zealand (ENG vs NZ)

Tournament Match No: 1

Match Date: October 5, 2023 (Thursday)

Official Starting Time: 14:00 IST

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Live Broadcasting and Streaming (only in India): Star Sports network, Disney+Hotstar

ENG vs NZ Head-To-Head in ODI World Cup 




NZ Won


No Result

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ENG vs NZ World Cup 2023 Weather Forecast

According to, there is almost no chance of rain. The game-time temperature can be about 35°C-28°C.   

ENG vs NZ World Cup 2023 Pitch Report

It will be the first ODI at Narendra Modi Stadium (Ahmedabad) since February 2022. In February 2022, two out of three ODIs experienced successful defending results, and the other one saw a comfortable chasing.

While the pacers have strong records at this ODI venue, the spinners have also provided strong support.

After November 2014, this restructured cricket stadium hosted three ODIs all in February 2022, and there were no ODI centuries.

Average innings score (in last 3 ODIs): 203

Average 1st batting score (in last 3 ODIs): 226

Highest ODI total since 2022: 265 by India vs West Indies on February 11, 2022

Lowest ODI total since 2022: 169 by West Indies vs India on February 11, 2022

Toss prediction: Won the toss and bat first

ENG vs NZ World Cup 2023 Injury/Unavailability Reports

England: None

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (knee injury), Tim Southee (thumb injury)

ENG vs NZ World Cup 2023 Predicted XIs

England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook/Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler (C/wk), Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (C/wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner/Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry

ENG vs NZ World Cup 2023 Dream11 Team Prediction #1:

Wicketkeeper(s): J Buttler, D Conway

Batters: B Stokes (C), D Malan (vc), D Mitchell, W Young

All-rounder(s): M Ali, S Curran

Bowlers: A Rashid, C Woakes, T Boult

ENG vs NZ World Cup 2023 Dream11 Team Prediction #2:

Wicketkeeper(s): J Buttler (C), T Latham, D Conway

Batters: B Stokes, J Root, D Malan, D Mitchell

All-rounder(s): J Neesham, M Ali

Bowlers: T Boult, M Henry

ENG vs NZ World Cup 2023 Dream11 Team Top 4 Backups:

I Sodhi/M Santner, L Ferguson, J Bairstow, M Wood

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