ICC World Cup 2023 9 Days To Go: First Match ENG vs. NZ – Details, Squads, Head-To-Head, And Where to Watch. The 13th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup is just 9 days to go and eagerly anticipated, with its commencement slated for October 5, 2023. 10 teams will fight in 48 matches across 10 venues in India. This prestigious tournament is set to unfold in the cricket-loving nation of India, promising a spectacle of unparalleled excitement.
Kicking off this cricket extravaganza will be a riveting encounter between defending champion England and New Zealand, set against the backdrop of the magnificent Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, on Oct 5. India will start the World Cup campaign against 5-time champion Australia on October 8 at Chennai.
England and New Zealand are currently sitting 5th and 6th positions in the ICC ODI team rankings. India snatched numero uno position from Pakistan after beating Australia in 2 ODIs at home.
As the tournament approaches, excitement and anticipation are reaching a fever pitch, with cricket aficionados gearing up to witness history in the making. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 promises unforgettable moments, intense rivalries, and a celebration of the gentleman’s game, all hosted by the cricketing heartland of India.
A total of 10 warm-up matches will be played across 3 venues in 4 days ahead of the tournament. World Cup 2023 warm-up match between New Zealand and Pakistan will take place on September 29 in Hyderabad. The match will be played behind closed doors due to local security agency advice.
India, a two-time winner, will meet defending champions England on September 30 at Guwahati’s Barsapara Cricket Stadium in the first warm-up game.
Here is details of the first match of ICC World Cup 2023:
Match: England vs New Zealand
Date: October 5, 2023
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad
Time: 02:00 PM IST
World Cup 2023 ENG Vs NZ Squads
England Squad: Joe 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: 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.
England vs New Zealand Head-to-Head In ODIs
In ODIs England and New Zealand have engaged in a fierce battle on 95 occasions. This storied rivalry has been a testament to the competitive spirit of both nations on the cricketing stage.
The statistics of their encounters tell a compelling tale of near parity. England has emerged triumphant in 45 of these confrontations, showcasing their prowess with the bat and ball. Conversely, New Zealand has proven to be an equally formidable opponent, securing victory in 44 of these matches.
Interestingly, the cricketing gods have occasionally declared a draw, as two of these encounters concluded with tied results, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats. Additionally, four matches faced the wrath of unpredictable weather, ending without a result, adding an element of uncertainty to this gripping rivalry.
Where to Catch Live Action of ICC ODI World Cup 2023?
Broadcast details for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 vary by region:
Selected matches will be broadcast live on the Star Sports Network, including channels like Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, and DD Sports. Live streaming options will be accessible through the Disney+ Hotstar app.
Australian viewers can catch selected matches live on Fox Sports and Channel 9. Live streaming will also be available via the Foxtel Go and Kayo apps.
In the UK:
For the UK audience, selected matches will be aired live on Sky Sports, with live streaming accessible through the Sky Go app.
In New Zealand:
Selected matches will be televised live on Sky Sport NZ.
All matches will be telecast live on PTV and ASports HD.
In Sri Lanka:
Sri Lankan viewers can watch all matches live on SLRC (Channel Eye).
In South Africa:
Selected matches will be broadcast live on Super Sports, and all matches will be accessible for live streaming on the SuperSport app.