ICC World Cup 2023 First Match ENG vs NZ: The 13th ICC Cricket World Cup will start on October 5, 2023. Ten teams will play 48 matches at 10 different places in India. People in India love cricket a lot, so this big tournament will bring lots of excitement.

The cricket event will start with an exciting match between the last champion, England, and New Zealand at the big Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 5. India will play their first World Cup game against Australia, who have won five times, in Chennai on October 8. Let’s delve into the World Cup 2023 Opening Match ENG vs NZ, Details, Head-To-Head, Squads, How to Watch Live.

World Cup 2023 Opening Match ENG vs NZ

First Match of ICC World Cup 2023 England vs New Zealand Details

MatchEngland vs New Zealand
DateOctober 5, 2023
VenueNarendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad
Time02:00 PM IST

ENG vs NZ World Cup 2023 First Match

Right now, England and New Zealand are in 5th and 6th places in the ICC ODI team rankings. India moved to the top position after winning two ODIs against Australia at home, taking the place from Pakistan.

As the start of the tournament gets closer, cricket fans are getting very excited. They are ready to see history happen. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India will have unforgettable moments, big competitions, and a celebration of cricket.

Before the tournament, there will be 10 warm-up matches at 3 different places over 4 days. On September 29, New Zealand and Pakistan will play a warm-up match in Hyderabad, but no one can watch it there because of advice from local security.

India, who has won two times, will play a first warm-up game against England, the current champions, at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on September 30.

ENG vs NZ Head-To-Head Records in ODIs

England and New Zealand have played tough matches against each other 95 times in ODIs. This long competition shows how both countries really want to win when they play cricket.

The history of their games shows that they both have almost the same chances of winning. England has won 45 times, showing they can play well. New Zealand has also been strong, winning 44 times.

Sometimes, the matches have been so close that they ended in a tie, happening twice and making the fans very excited. Also, the weather stopped four matches, making this competition even more uncertain and exciting.

World Cup 2023 ENG vs NZ Squads

England Squad for World Cup 2023Joe Root, Sam Curran, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Gus Atkinson, Jos Buttler (c), Mark Wood, Reece Topley, David Willey

New Zealand Squad for World Cup 2023: Will Young, Trent Boult, Mitch Santner, Mark Chapman, Jimmy Neesham, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi

How and Where to Watch Live Streaming of ICC ODI World Cup 2023 First Match?

Here are the broadcast details for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 in different regions:

Australia: In Australia, Fox Sports and Channel 9 will show some matches live. For live streaming, people can use the Foxtel Go and Kayo apps.

India: People in India can watch some matches live on Star Sports Network channels like Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, and DD Sports. You can also stream the matches live on the Disney+ Hotstar app.

Pakistan: In Pakistan, PTV and ASports HD will show all matches live.

UK: Sky Sports will air some matches live for people in the UK. The Sky Go app will have live streaming available.

New Zealand: People in New Zealand can watch some matches live on Sky Sport NZ.

South Africa: In South Africa, Super Sports will show some matches live, and people can stream all matches live on the SuperSport app.

Sri Lanka: All matches will be live on SLRC (Channel Eye) for viewers in Sri Lanka.

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