After the T20I series got tied 2-2, England and New Zealand are all set to lock horns in a four-match ODI series beginning from Friday, September 08 at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. England would be ruing the fact that they failed to seal the T20I series despite being 2-0 ahead. Hence, the Jos Buttler-led side will be eager to crush the Kiwis and get their World Cup preparations underway.
On the other hand, New Zealand made a remarkable comeback in the last two games as they beat the hosts by 74 runs and six wickets respectively. Notably, the Kiwis have an upper hand over England in ODIs having beaten them on 43 occasions from 91 matches. Hence, they will look to continue their dominant run and further extend their lead.
ENG vs NZ Match Details:
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Date & Time: Friday, September 08, 05:00 PM IST
Live Streaming Details: Star Sports
ENG vs NZ Pitch Report:
There have been a total of 29 ODIs played at the venue where teams chasing have had a phenomenal record having won 17 matches. The average first innings score in the last five games has been 197. The pitch has been a batting-friendly surface over the years and the captain winning the toss is likely to bowl first keeping the past record in mind.
ENG VS NZ Head-to-Head:
ENG vs NZ Probable Playing XI
New Zealand (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, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Reece Topley, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter
Jonny Bairstow – England
The England captain was in stupendous form in the ODI series as he amassed 175 runs from four innings at an average of 58.33 and a strike rate of 147.05. Bairstow will be eager to continue his form in the ODIs as well and get himself ready for the ODI World Cup 2023.
Probable Best Bowler
Trent Boult- New Zealand
The left-arm seamer is one of the most lethal exponents of swing with the new ball and is capable of bringing the opposition down on its knees early. Making a comeback to the ODI side after almost one year, Boult will look to bowl his team to victory and announce his arrival in style just ahead of the World Cup.
Today’s Match Prediction: England to Win