The 1st T20 match between England vs New Zealand will take place on August 30, 2023, at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street, U.K.
Match Details to Note:
Match: England vs New Zealand 1st T20
Date: August 30th, 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 10:30 PM IST
Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street, U.K.
All-rounders and bowlers who can bat at the number 10 position have been included to England’s team. After missing the Bangladesh tour, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, and Liam Livingstone have rejoined the team. If Butler will start the innings for England is still up in the air. Butler batted at number four for the whole Bangladesh T20I series, when he scored 111 runs at a 140.50 strike rate. Since last year, Butler has been England’s top run scorer. At a strike rate of 156.13, he has 573 runs in 18 games.
He might be used by England along with Dawid Malan to start the game. Since last year, Malan has played 21 games and has a strike rate of 127.74, scoring just two runs less than his captain. Since 2022, the pair have scored nine fifty-pointers for England. Malan has a stellar track record when playing New Zealand. With a strike rate of 155.56 and 364 runs in 8 games, the left-handed batter has a century and three half-centuries to his credit. The batter to watch out for will be him.
Sam Curran, an all-around player, has had trouble with the bat since his World Cup-winning effort. Curran has scored 89 runs at a strike rate of 91.75 in his previous 14 innings. He is, however, England’s top wicket-taker throughout that time. In 22 innings, Curran has taken 26 wickets for an economy of 7.47. Curran will team up with Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid in the bowling division. Since the year 2022 began, Moeen Ali has struck the most sixes (33) for England. John Turner’s injury has forced him to miss the start of the season, thus Gus Atkinson will take his place.
Jos Buttler, Rehan Ahmed, Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Brydon Carse, Luke Wood.
Players to watch out for:
Butler batted at number four for the whole Bangladesh T20I series, when he scored 111 runs at a 140.50 strike rate. Since last year, Butler has been England’s top run scorer. At a strike rate of 156.13, he has 573 runs in 18 games. He might be used by England along with Dawid Malan to start the game.
Sam Curran, an all-around player, has had trouble with the bat since his World Cup-winning effort. Curran has scored 89 runs at a strike rate of 91.75 in his previous 14 innings. He is, however, England’s top wicket-taker throughout that time. In 22 innings, Curran has taken 26 wickets for an economy of 7.47.
Possible Playing XI:
Jos Butler (c), David Malan, Sam Curran, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Luke Wood, Jonny Bairstow (wk).
Tim Southee has led New Zealand to 7 victories out of a possible 14 this season. However, they have had a strong start to the England tour, winning both of their exhibition games. Tim Seifert and Chad Bowes will start New Zealand’s innings. For the past few months, Seifert has been a consistent member of the New Zealand team. Seifert, who has three half-centuries and has featured in six T20Is since last year, has scored 242 runs at a strike rate of 166.89, the most among New Zealand batsmen.
Probably playing in all three T20Is are Devon Conway and Finn Allen. Allen has 460 runs scored at a 152.31 strike rate with a century and a half-century in each game. While since 2022, Conway has scored 632 runs in 18 innings. Conway has a strike rate of little over 120, but those five half-centuries are still significant.
The middle order of New Zealand is one of the most destructive teams in the world. Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, and James Nisham will be the players in the center. In 27 games since the beginning of the previous year, the quintet has scored 2432 runs. The top run-scorer for New Zealand has been Phillips. In 22 innings, he has scored 740 runs, including a century and six half-centuries. He will be the pitcher to keep an eye on. Additionally, Phillips amassed 97 runs in two exhibition games without being struck out for a strike rate of 188. In the previous 12 months, the middle order of New Zealand reached 15 half-centuries and 2 centuries. In the last 25 T20Is, Daryl Mitchell has scored 648 runs at a 140 strike rate. Chapman, in contrast, has 636 runs in 18 innings while also hitting a century and five half-centuries. James Nisham, who bats at number 7, has more than 400 runs and 14 wickets.
Along with Kyle Jamieson and Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee will be the bowling unit’s captain. In his last 18 innings, Southee has taken 29 wickets for an economy of 7.80. In the first scrimmage, Jamison and Ferguson each picked up three wickets. Santner and Sodhi will be difficult for New Zealand to include in the lineup. The top wicket-takers for New Zealand are currently the leg spinners. Santner has taken 29 wickets in 24 innings, while Sodhi has 35 in 31 innings. James Nisham might choose to take a seat outside if both are included.
Tim Southee (c), Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi
Players to watch out for:
While since 2022, Conway has scored 632 runs in 18 innings. Conway has a strike rate of little over 120, but those five half-centuries by him are very significant. He will be the player to watch out for.
In his last 18 innings, Southee has taken 29 wickets for an economy of 7.80. He is an experienced player and he is given the responsibility to caption the side. It will be exciting to watch how he plans to bowl and make the team play in the match.
Possible Playing XI:
Tim Seifert (wk), Tim Southee (C), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Kyle Jamieson, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Fin Allen, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, and Lockie Ferguson
England vs New Zealand Head to Head:
In 23 T20 games, England and New Zealand have squared off. Out of these 23 games, England has triumphed 14 times, while New Zealand has done so eight times.
England vs New Zealand Toss Prediction:
Four times in six T20Is, the outcome favored the side chasing the goal. Teams that successfully defended the target won the last two Men’s T20I matches. At the Village, the first-inning average is 130. The toss-winning team will get to bowl first.
England vs New Zealand Pitch Report:
There will be some cloud cover in the sky. It will be between nine and eighteen degrees. At 10 to 25 km/h, the wind will be blowing from the west. The surface at Chester-le-Street is recognised for helping both bowlers and batsmen, which makes for an exciting match between bat and ball. There is usually something for everyone on this wicket, making for a thrilling match for both players and fans. The first few overs with the new ball will be enjoyed by fast bowlers. Even the finest batsmen can have difficulty because to seam movement and the occasional swing.
England vs New Zealand Match Prediction:
New Zealand have won only 50 percent of their matches this year. They are running low on confidence and it will be tough for them to beta England at their home.
We predict England to win the match at the odds of 1.45
England vs New Zealand The Most Recommended Player To Bet:
Butler batted at number four for the whole Bangladesh T20I series, when he scored 111 runs at a 140.50 strike rate. Since last year, Butler has been England’s top run scorer. At a strike rate of 156.13, he has 573 runs in 18 games. He might be used by England along with Dawid Malan to start the game. He will be the most recommended player to bet for in the game.