New Zealand won the toss and decided to field first against England in the opening match of the ICC World Cup 2023, which took place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
England Playing XIs
Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (captain) (wicketkeeper), Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, and Mark Wood are the members of the England batting line-up.
New Zealand Playing XIs
Will Young, Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, and Trent Boult are the members of the batting lineup. Tom Latham serves as captain and wicketkeeper.
Comparative record of head to head:
In terms of overall one-day internationals, the standings are as follows: New Zealand 44, England 45, Tie 2, NR 4
ICC World Cup: Ten matches, five for New Zealand, four for England, and one for a tie.
ICC World Cup 2023 in Ahmedabad:
After being invited to bat first, England got off to a good start in their innings until Matt Henry stuck in the eighth over and sent Dawid Malan back at a total of 40. After that, England’s batting went downhill.
ICC World Cup 2023 Bairstow Show to End:
Jonny Bairstow soon joined him after scoring 33 runs off of 35 balls. As he looked to drive Santner over extra cover, though, Mitchell snatched the ball away from him.
Harry Brook then joined Joe Root and played a 16-ball cameo of 25, including four boundaries and one six, before Conway caught him in an attempt to clear the ropes once more. Brook’s cameo was part of Joe Root’s 16-ball innings.
ICC world Cup 2023 Root showed his class:
Root, who then knitted a solid 70-run stand for the fifth wicket with captain Jos Buttler, until the latter was dismissed by Matt Henry in his second stint with a total of 188 runs scored, brought the score up to 188.
Jos Buttler hit a 42-ball 43 that included two boundaries and two sixes as part of his total.
Joe Root maintained his composure despite losing another partner in Liam Livingstone (20), who Glenn Phillips then bowled while attempting a reverse sweep, bringing England to 229-7.
He achieved the highest score of the match by batting 84 balls and scoring 77 runs with the assistance of four fours and one six.
Bowlers of England with important Runs
Adil Rashid (15) and Mark Wood (13) added important 30 runs in the remaining overs to give New Zealand a target of 283. England was reduced to 252-9 in the 46th over after losing the next two wickets in rapid succession. England, however, they were able to set New Zealand a target of 283.
Michael Santner and Glenn Phillips each took two wickets for New Zealand, but Matt Henry had the most success with his bowling, collecting three for a total of 48.
ICC World Cup 2023: New Star Rachin Ravindra
In the first match of the ICC World Cup 2023, New Zealand defeated the current champions England by a comfortable nine-wicket margin thanks to centuries struck by left-handed opener Devon Conway and left-handed batsman Rachin Ravindra.