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ODI World Cup 2023 Match Prediction: England vs New Zealand 5 October: Who Will Win?

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In this Eng vs NZ match prediction article, we cover the ODI World Cup opener between England and New Zealand. The match will give New Zealand a chance to avenge their loss to England in the 2019 WC final.

England won their maiden ODI World Cup trophy in their 4th appearance in the final in the 2019 edition of the competition. By contrast, New Zealand who featured in the title clash in two successive world cups in 2015 and 2019 are yet to win the trophy.

This match at Ahmedabad on 5 October gives the Kiwis a chance to avenge their loss to England in the 2019 WC final. As a cricket enthusiast, I preview the game and present my today Cricket World Cup match prediction.

England vs New Zealand Match Info

Match Match 1, ODI World Cup 2023
Date5 October 2023 (14:00 IST)
VenueNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Where to watchStar Sports

Weather and Pitch Report

The weather in Ahmedabad is expected to be very warm with plenty of sun on 5 October. The temperature is expected to vary between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius.

In recent years, the Narendra Modi Stadium has not had ODI high scores. With a bit of bounce afforded, the pitch is helpful to pacemen.

Match Prediction England vs New Zealand

England vs New Zealand Today Prediction: England to Win

On paper, the England team is balanced, with plenty of allrounders in the form of Stokes, Moeen Ali, Livingstone, Curran and Woakes. Moeen Ali and Livingstone are reliable spin options. The addition of tearaway fast bowler Mark Wood to the mix gives England depth in batting and bowling alike.

David Malan scored a brilliant century in the last ODI versus New Zealand to cement his place in the top order. The presence of Joe Root brings a sense of calm in a team full of aggressive batters including Buttler, Bairstow and Livingstone.

For New Zealand, Kane Williamson’s return from injury is good news. The Kiwis also have some in-form batters such as Conway and Young in their top order, with the likes of Phillips, Nicholls and Latham to follow. NZ have good batting depth thanks to the presence of allrounders such as Ravindra and Santner.

The surfeit of all-rounders in the England squad could prove the winning difference.

Today Match Toss Prediction Astrology

In my best toss prediction, I predict that England will win the toss. Thus, in my today World Cup toss prediction, I favour England.

Cricket World Cup Match Prediction 2023 Today Match Astrology

In my today cricket world cup match prediction, I expect England to prevail. Thus, in my match prediction 100 sure, I believe that England will beat New Zealand on 5 October.

England vs New Zealand Win Probability

It’s time now for the cricket world cup prediction 2023 today match astrology. England are bookmakers’ favourites, with a win probability of 66%.

Probable XIs Playing

The following are the best possible playing elevens that could feature in the ODI World Cup match on 5 October.


Buttler, Stokes, Root, Bairstow, Malan, Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Curran, Woakes, Topley, Wood

New Zealand

Young, Conway, Williamson, Nicholls, Mitchell, Latham, Phillips, Santner, Ravindra, Southee, Ferguson

Today Cricket World Cup Match Dream 11 Team

I will also name my today ICC cricket world cup match prediction dream 11. My ICC World Cup dream 11 prediction is as under:

Buttler, Stokes, Bairstow, Livingstone, Curran, Woakes, Wood, Conway, Santner, Ravindra, Southee.

England vs New Zealand ODI World Cup Match Odds

England are favourites to beat NZ. They attract bookmakers’ odds of 1.47. Meanwhile, NZ are quoted at 2.70.

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Probable Best Batter

Devon Conway had a brilliant IPL 2023 season when he represented CSK. I expect him to use his experience of Indian conditions to emerge the best batter.

Probable Best Bowler

Mark Wood has the raw pace to rattle the best batters. He will enjoy the helpful conditions in Ahmedabad and take the most wickets.

Our Match Betting Tip Today

England to win…

My readers should consider the points I have discussed and make your own educated wagering decision.