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ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction: 1st ODI, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Dream 11 Prediction

By Sonam G

Its a rematch between the finalists of the 2019 World Cup as England will take on New Zealand in the opening match of the One Day Series. The T20I series between these two teams was tied 2-2 and this series will provide an opportunity for both teams to try out a few combinations before the World Cup. This promises to be an exciting match.

When: 8 September, 5:00 PM IST

Where: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

TV Channel, Live Streaming:  Sony Six, Sony Liv

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff Pitch Report

The surface here at Sophia Gardens will be tricky early on with good help for pacers and spinners also will have a role in the middle overs. It gets easier for batting as the match progresses. 18 out of the 30 matches have been won by the chasing team at this venue.

England Playing 11

  1. Jason Roy
  2. Jonny Bairstow
  3. Joe Root
  4. Dawid Malan
  5. Ben Stokes
  6. Jos Buttler(c & wk)
  7. Moeen Ali
  8. Sam Curran
  9. Reece Topley
  10. Mark Wood
  11. Adil Rashid
  • All the players are fit and available for selection.

Joe Root Stats in ODI

Matches Played Runs Last 5 performance Batting Average Hundreds
158 6207 1, 86, 0, 11, 0 50 16


Adil Rashid Stats in ODI

Matches Played Wickets Last 5 performance Bowling Average vs New Zealand
125 183 2/21, 4/45, 2/47, 3/68, 2/72 32.2 17 wickets

New Zealand Playing 11

  1. Finn Allen
  2. Devon Conway
  3. Henry Nicholls/ Will Young
  4. Daryl Mitchell
  5. Tom Latham (c & wk)
  6. Glenn Phillips
  7. Mitchell Santner
  8. Rachin Ravindra/Matt Henry
  9. Tim Southee
  10. Lockie Ferguson
  11. Trent Boult
  • Trent Boult returns to the ODI squad.

Devon Conway Stats in ODI

Matches Played Runs Last 5 performance Strike Rate Batting Average
18 733 138, 7, 10, 52, 101 86 50

Trent Boult Stats in ODI

Matches Played Wickets Last 5 performance Economy Bowling Average
99 187 2/25, 4/38, 4/40, 3/53, 3/18 4.93 24

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Jos Buttler, Tom Latham

Batsmen: Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Devon Conway

All-rounder: Sam Curran, Moeen Ali

Bowlers: Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Adil Rashid

Captain, Vice Captain for Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Joe Root Conway

Captain, Vice Captain for Grand League:  Trent Boult, Adil Rashid

ENG vs NZ Fantasy Tips

  • Boult last played for New Zealand in September 2022 but has been playing T20 leagues around the world. He will spearhead the bowling attack for New Zealand.
  • Daryl Mitchell has been out of form recently and has not been able to do well in the Hundred and recent T20I series. He can be avoided in small leagues.
  • Devon Conway has been sensational in the ODI format and scored 138 runs of 100 balls against India in his previous ODI match.
  • Trent Boult has picked up 18 wickets in his previous 5 ODI matches and will be leading the pace bowlign attack for New Zealand.
  • Tim Southee is an expeinced bowler and has picked up 144 wickets in this format which is the most by any bowler.
  • Adil Rashid will play a key role in the middle overs and has picked up 17 wickets in 13 matches against New Zealand. He has taken atleast 1 wicket in each of his previous 9 ODIs.
  • Henry Nicholls might bat lower down the order and might not face much balls to have an impact. Hence avoid him for this match.
  • Joe Root has scored more than 6000 runs in this format at an average of 50. He will be an automatic captaincy pick.
  • Ben Stokes will not bowl in this series and will play as a pure batsmen. If England are chasing you can avoid picking him in small leagues.
  • Mark Wood has 71 wickes in 59 ODIs and will be the X factor with his pace. Back him to do well in grand leagues.

Who will win England vs New Zealand today match?

England are expected to win this match

England and New Zealand have faced each other in 91 matches in ODI. Out of these 91 games , England have won 42 whereas New Zealand have come out victorious on 43 occasions . 4 matches ended without a result.

The last time these two sides met in an ODI match was in the World Cup 2019 Final which went down the wire. The match was tied and England won the Final on the basis of boundary count.

18 out of the 30 ODIs at Sophia Gardens have been won by the chasing team.


Sonam G

A cricket fan trying to analyze the game from a different point of view.