The most anticipated cricket tournament ICC ODI World Cup will kick start tomorrow October 5, 2023, when the finalists of the ICC ODI World Cup 2019 will take on each other at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Both, England and New Zealand have reached Ahmedabad after completing their warm-up games. Both teams have started their practice sessions at Narendra Modi Stadium. However, both England and New Zealand are coming off wins in their warm-up matches as the former beat Bangladesh and the latter beat Pakistan and South Africa. Kindly note that England’s one warm-up match against India was abandoned due to rain in Rajkot. But now it’s time for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Let’s see which team will begin their campaign with a win. Kindly follow this article till the end to learn more about the first match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
New Zealand To Take Revenge Of 2019 World Cup Final
As mentioned, both teams have arrived in Ahmedabad and started their training sessions before playing the inaugural match of WC at the World’s largest cricket stadium Narendra Modi Stadium. Fans are curious to watch the clash of England and New Zealand. It’s Kane Williamson vs Jos Buttler, Trent Boult vs Mark Wood, and James Neesham vs Ben Stokes. As Kiwis are gearing up to take revenge for their controversial defeat in the 2019 World Cup against England, the adrenaline is pumped up in the cricket lovers.
There is no doubt in the fact that both England and New Zealand are the favorites to win the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, alongside India, Pakistan, and Australia. It can also not be sidelined that New Zealand is the biggest threat to India in the World Cup. In the warm-up games, New Zealand also showcased how brutal side they can be as they chased down 350+ runs in just 43 overs against one of the finest bowling attacks in the World Cup -Pakistan.
However, England is playing under a new captain this World Cup. Eoin Morgan, the World Cup-winning captain has retired from International Cricket. Jos Buttler has been appointed as the new captain of England. However. Butler also led Team England to win the 2022 T20 World Cup. Therefore, England also enters ICC ODI World Cup 2023 as favorites as they have batters up to number 11 even Mark Wood can also hit the ball out of the park. Stay tuned to this website for more updates and details.