October 03, 2023 11:18 AM
Alex Sarwar

England vs New Zealand Preview & Prediction | 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup | Group Stage

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When is England vs New Zealand on and what time does it start? England vs New Zealand will take place on Thursday 5th October, 2023 – 09:30 (UK)

Where is England vs New Zealand taking place? England vs New Zealand will take place at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India

Where can I get tickets for England vs New Zealand? Click here for the latest ticket information for England vs New Zealand

What channel is England vs New Zealand on in the UK? England vs New Zealand will be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream England vs New Zealand in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream England vs New Zealand live on Sky Go



Coach: Matthew Mott

Captain: Jos Buttler

  • Defending 50-over and 20-over champions, England are all set to defend the former here in India, although this will serve as arguably their toughest challenge yet, playing in subcontinental conditions which they are yet to truly master across their reign of white-ball dominance.
  • The most ruthless cut England made to their squad was that of Cricket World Cup winner Jason Roy, so crucial at the top of the order back in 2019 but lack of form and injuries saw him overlooked in favour of Harry Brook, who will travel as the spare batter with the form of Dawid Malan enough to cement his place as opener alongside Jonny Bairstow.


Coach: Gary Stead

Captain: Kane Williamson

  • New Zealand still have a right to feel robbed about not winning the 2019 Cricket World Cup, even though it’s been over four years now since that infamous ‘Super Over’ defeat to England which ultimately went down to a boundary count with the scores tied, so motivation couldn’t be higher for the Black Caps as they hunt for a first World Cup triumph.
  • After suffering an injury back in the 2023 IPL which has kept him out for months, captain Kane Williamson has won his battle to be fit in time to lead his side in India but isn't expected to play in this opening match, whilst bowler Tim Southee faces a race against the clock to feature following a fractured thumb sustained last month.


The big worry regarding New Zealand right now are the sheer number of questions regarding their squad and certain key players from a fitness perspective. They can’t afford this coming into a World Cup, whilst England seem to be a lot more settled and have an abundance of riches to choose from within their squad. Whilst it may take time for them to adapt to conditions, plenty of their players have performed well in the IPL and should be able to transfer those subcontinental skills into this environment. Back England to haunt New Zealand once again at the Cricket World Cup and come out on top here.


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