ENG vs NZ Match Preview

England has a very strong batting lineup and is expected to enjoy the conditions in Ahmedabad. Players like Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, and Jos Buttler are all proven match winners. We are going to try and pick players that have been consistent in ODI cricket along with a few that can have a big impact later down the order. 

Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, and Joe Root are the players that will go for in this match. Apart from Root, Bairstow and Malan have been in good form coming into the World Cup. Root is an ODI gun player and can be expected to play the anchor role for England. 

He will also bowl some important overs throughout the matches. 

For New Zealand, Devon Conway and Kane Williamson are the two obvious choices but we also really like the way Daryl Mitchell has been batting. These are the three players expected to the bulk of the scoring in the match and, depending on the team balance, we would stick with two or even all three of these. 

The all-round options are pretty exciting as well. Sam Curran and Chris Liam Livingstone from England are tempting options while Glenn Phillips or Jimmy Neesham from New Zealand catch the eye. These are all players that can contribute with both bat and ball. They are also usually looked at in crunch situations. 

The fast bowlers have done better at the Narendra Modi Stadium so Trent Boult, Mark Wood, and perhaps Lockie Ferguson are the bowlers to try and accomodate in your Dream11 lineup. 

Weather Report

There is absolutely no rain predicted in Ahmedabad for the match day. The conditions should be hot but not oppressively so. There may be some dew around that could play a major role in the match in the second inning. 

Pitch Report

The pitch is going to be prepared under the supervision of the ICC. Generally, they like to leave a bit of grass on the surface and have some good pace on offer. That should make for exciting cricket where the fast-bowlers will get some help but the batters can also hit a lot of runs. 

A good contest is in store with perhaps the batters having a slightly upper hand. 

Notable stats

England: White Ball Force

England has been the team that has set the standard for white ball cricket over the last 5-7 years now. They score more sixes per match than every team, they have a higher average rate of scoring, and they also pick crucial wickets during the middle-overs while bowling.

Team News

Tim Southee will not be available for selection for this match for New Zealand. 

ENG vs NZ Probable 11

ENG Playing 11

  • Dawid Malan
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Joe Root
  • Ben Stokes
  • Jos Buttler (C)
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Moeen Ali
  • Sam Curran
  • Chris Woakes
  • Adil Rashid
  • Mark Wood

NZ Playing 11

  • Devon Conway (Wk)
  • Tom Latham
  • Kane Williamson (C)
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Mark Chapman
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Ish Sodhi
  • Matt Henry
  • Trent Boult
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We think England has an excellent chance of winning this match. They have a stronger batting lineup and theiur bowling is very good also. Perhaps most importantly, the conditions in Ahmedabad will suit England perfectly. New Zealand will have to play out of their skins to be able to win this match and we do not see that happening. 

Top Picks

Dawid Malan: He has scored 5 centuries and 3 fifties in his previous 15 innings, averaging an incredible 68.3 along the way. He is by far the most consistent ODI players for England and perhaps in the world right now.

Devon Conway: Another elegant left-handed opener. Conway is in fine form coming into this match and has a lot of experience playing in Indian conditions. He also enjoys playing against England. 

Kane Williamson: Returning from injury, Williamson may seem a bit under-prepared for this tournament but the way he has batted in the warm-up games leaves no doubt about his form or readiness. Class is class and Williamson could be lower owned than usual. 

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Bairstow, D Conway (C)

Batters: K Williamson, J Root, D Malan (VC), D Mitchell, G Phillips

All-rounders: L Livingstone, S Curran

Bowlers: T Boult, M Wood

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction