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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 - England vs New Zealand - 1st Match - 5 October 2023

ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 - England vs New Zealand - 1st Match
ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 - England vs New Zealand - 1st Match

The 1st match of the ICC Cricket World Cup will take place between England and New Zealand on the 5th of October, 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

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England Form Guide:

England are the defending champions of the ICC Cricket World Cup. They will start as favorites going into the competition.

England have struck the right form ahead of the mega event. They defeated Ireland by 1-0 in a 3 match series last month. They also emerged victorious against New Zealand by 3-1 in a 4 match ODI series.

The return of Ben Stokes only adds more sharpness in the squad.

Warm up match performance:

England couldn't play the Warm up match against India due to rain. However, in their other encounter against Bangladesh, England won comfortably by 4 wickets (DLS method).

Players to look out for:

1. Ben Stokes - He single handedly won England the 2019 World Cup by displaying his character in the Finals. He is a key player for England in this year's campaign as well.

2. Mark Wood- He is a fast and furious bowler who is vested with the responsibility of picking up wickets with sheer pace. If Wood gets going, England will carry great chances to emerge as World Cup winners for the second time.

New Zealand Form Guide:

New Zealand have picked up good form ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup. They have recently beaten Bangladesh in a 3 match ODI series by 2-0 and that too away from home.

New Zealand were beaten by England in a 4 match series by 3-1 last month, but they have gathered momentum in the warm up games.

The return of Trent Boult in the squad has given great confidence to the bowling unit of Kiwi setup. Based on New Zealand's current form, they are a team to reckon with in the upcoming matches.

Warm up match performance:

New Zealand have won both their warm up matches against Pakistan and South Africa. They chased a tall total of 345 against Pakistan. All of the players including the young guns Rachin Ravindra and Mark Chapman contributed in a winning cause.

Players to look out for:

1. Trent Boult - He is an experienced campaigner who bowls well both with old and the new ball. Boult will hold the key if New Zealand are to progress to the Semi Finals.

2. Kane Williamson - He is making a comeback into the team after an injury break. Williamson has shown great signs of form in the warm up matches and will spearhead the batting of Kiwis.

Let’s have a look at the squads:

England: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.

New Zealand: 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.

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlayWho will win the toss? – New ZealandWho will win?-  EnglandTop Batter (Runs Score) – Ben Stokes (England), Devon Conway (New Zealand)Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Adil Rashid (England), Trent Boult (New Zealand)Most Sixes – Ben Stokes (England), Devon Conway (New Zealand)Player of the Match- Ben Stokes (England)Team Scores Batting first – England 270+, New Zealand 250+Match Handicap:  England

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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