England vs New Zealand, ICC World Cup 2023 match today: when, where and how to watch – Magazine Creations

England will take on New Zealand on Thursday (October 5) in a night-time curtain raiser for the 2023 ODI World Cup at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Rain wiped out England’s last friendly match with India after the home team won the toss and decided to bat first.

On the other hand, New Zealand will register a series win in their friendly matches against Pakistan and South Africa as the New Zealanders defeated the opponents by 5 wickets and 7 runs respectively. The team will look to send a strong message by defeating the defending champion.

This is not the first time that England and New Zealand have opened the World Cup finals in Ahmedabad. In the 1996 Wills World Cup curtain-raiser, New Zealand beat England by 11 points at the Narendra Modi Stadium (formerly known as the Sardar Patel Stadium). New Zealand’s Nathan Astle won the Man of the Match award with 101 runs in 132 deliveries.

England lineup:

Jos Buttler (captain and wicket-keeper), Moeen Ali, Jos Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood.

New Zealand lineup:

Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rasheen Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee and Will Young.

England-New Zealand match: weather forecast

Weather conditions in Ahmedabad are set to be hot and dry. According to AccuWeather, there is a zero percent chance of rain and thunderstorms in Ahmedabad today.

Temperatures are expected to range between 35 degrees to 23 degrees Celsius, and winds are expected to blow at a speed of about 13 km/h in the west-northwest direction during the day and 11 km/h at night. The probability of cloud cover is 11%.

England-New Zealand match today: when, where and how to watch it

The England vs New Zealand match will be broadcast live on Indian television on Star Sports channels. Indian viewers can also enjoy free live streaming of these matches on the Disney+Hotstar app and website. The match starts at two in the afternoon.

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Updated: 05 October 2023, 06:08 AM IST


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