England vs New Zealand 1st ODI Toss Updates – NZ vs ENG Cricket World Cup 2023


Williamson Latham and Buttler walk out for the toss. NZ win the toss and opt to bowl first. They pick both Chapman and Ravindra.

New Zealand: 1 Devon Conway, 2 Will Young, 3 Rachin Ravindra, 4 Daryl Mitchell, 5 Tom Latham (capt/wk), 6 Glenn Phillips, 7 Mark Chapman, 8 James Neesham, 9 Mitchell Santner, 10 Matt Henry, 11 Trent Boult

England: 1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 Dawid Malan, 3 Joe Root, 4 Harry Brook, 5 Jos Buttler (capt/wk), 6 Liam Livingstone, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Sam Curran, 9 Chris Woakes, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Mark Wood

Latham: Looks a reasonably good surface and hopefully we give us a chance with the bat later on. Guys have been in different parts of the world and got together here a week ago. Any competition you play in the lead-up to the World Cup is important. Kane is not quite ready yet and is progressing nicely. Ferguson has a bit of a niggle and misses out along with Sodhi, Kane and Tim Southee.

Buttler: We would have looked to bowl first. We had a good series against New Zealand and everyone seems to be a in really good place. Ben is going to miss this game. He has a niggle. The guys missing out: Atkinson, Topley, Willey and Stokes.

Snehil: “The analogy with the 1996 world cup gets even better. The second semi took place in Kolkata, same as in this edition.”

Matt Roller: Still very empty here. The whisper is that England likely to go with both Moeen and Curran, and leave Topley out… We’ll find out for sure soon enough

Varun: “Beyond excited for this world cup. And in a sense, it’s a true test of the format and for the indian fans. I’ve no doubt they’ll turn in up in herds for the india games, but for the other games? I sure hope so! “

Anubhab Mukherj: “Under captains Morgan and Buttler, England have won both white ball world cups in 3 years and significantly improved their position on the ultimate table with three trophies now. Let’s hope they keep pushing and go back-to-back, just like Root said.”

Ankur: “Please don’t kill ODIs after this WC. Rejuvenate it. Remove the bilateral series altogether. Schedule 3-teams 4-teams tournament. An ideal mix can be one of top 3, one of 4 to 6, one team from 7-10 and an associate. Have one tournament every 3 or for months with a marquee 5-team tournament featuring 2 or 3 top teams. Keep the ODIs alive.”

Paritosh Mandov: “Lets hope the rains were limited to warmup matches only ! Can’t wait for the action to begin !!”