The upcoming 4-match ODI series between England and New Zealand at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff is generating immense excitement in the cricketing world. The recent T20I series between these two cricketing giants ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw, highlighting the competitive spirit of both teams.
One of the major talking points is the return of Ben Stokes to England’s ODI squad. His decision to reverse his retirement announcement just before the 2023 ODI World Cup has added an extra layer of anticipation for fans and pundits alike. Stokes’ all-round abilities will be crucial for England in this series.
Meanwhile, New Zealand’s bowling attack receives a significant boost with the inclusion of Trent Boult. His prowess as a fast bowler is well-known, and his return will strengthen the Blackcaps’ bowling unit, making it an even more formidable side.
With such star power and recent history between the two teams, cricket enthusiasts can expect an exhilarating ODI series filled with intense contests and memorable moments.
Match Info 1st ODI Match:
Match: England vs New Zealand, 1st ODI
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Date & Time: Friday, September 08, 05:00 PM IST
Weather Report for Today Match – Eng vs NZ:
Pitch Report Today Match:
Sophia Gardens’ playing surface is clearly advantageous for batsmen, resulting in consistently competitive matches. The average first innings score of 220 underscores the pitch’s favorable conditions for batting. Impressively, teams batting second have managed to chase down an average of 205 runs, highlighting the pitch’s unwavering reliability and consistency throughout the game.
Toss and Match Prediction for Today Match:
TOSS WINNER TEAM OF TODAY ‘S MATCH WILL BE NEWZEALAND
AND MATCH WINNER TEAM ENGLAND. CRICCHAMP OPINION…
PROBABLE11 ENG vs NZ :
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Tom Latham (c, wk), Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Kyle Jamieson, Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Trent Boult,
Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jason Roy, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler (c), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Reece Topley, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
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