WC23 : ICC WORLD CUP 2023 The world cup is starting on 5th October while the final match will be held on 19th November. New Zealand will face England in this opening match.
England’s warm-up match against India was canceled due to rain. The second warm-up got some time against Bangladesh and was won by the Duckworth-Lewis method (DLS method) by four wickets due to rain.
Narendra Modi Stadium has 6 black clay pitches and five red clay pitches. Seam bowlers are more likely to benefit from red clay pitches, while slower bowlers are likely to benefit from black clay pitches.
What is the forecast for rain?
The good news for fans is that the weather forecast looks very promising with no forecast of rain during the match hours. However, mist can play a big role and captains will need to keep that in mind while deciding on the toss.
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Where will this match be played?
The first match of the World Cup will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) October 4, 2023
New Zealand and England head-to-head
Matches – 95, England – 44, New Zealand – 44, Tie – 3, No Result – 4
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— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 4, 2023
England Team: Jos Buttler (C), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, David Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.
New Zealand Team: Kane Williamson (C), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.
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