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Current Match Report – England vs New Zealand 4th ODI 2023

England gained the toss and bat first vs New Zealand

Jos Buttler gained the toss and selected to bat first within the fourth and closing ODI in opposition to New Zealand, having named a group with three modifications from the 181-run victory at The Oval on Wednesday, however notably Jason Roy was not considered one of them.

Roy, who missed the primary three matches after struggling again spasms, gave the impression to be match to participate after his involvement in England’s pre-match warm-ups. Nonetheless, he has not been risked, with England selecting as soon as once more to open with Jonny Bairstow and the in-form Dawid Malan – whose 96 at The Oval seems to have cemented his standing as a first-choice choose.

Chatting with Check Match Particular earlier than the beginning of play, Buttler confirmed that Roy was not fairly prepared for a comeback, and hinted that he would possibly but get an opportunity to characteristic within the Eire ODIs subsequent week.

“Sure, it is a frustration and probably the most pissed off individual is Jason,” Buttler mentioned. “Clearly he’s determined to play and be match. He’s transferring very properly however is just not fairly match to play a sport of cricket right this moment. That is a frustration however that’s the place we’re at, in the meanwhile.”

Ben Stokes sits this match out after his emphatic assertion of kind on Wednesday, when he cracked an England-record 182. Harry Brook is again in his most well-liked No.4 place after two alternatives as an opener, and has one other probability to make his World Cup case after lacking out on the provisional 15-man squad earlier this month.

The opposite notable change is the inclusion of Brydon Carse – one other man who was not initially within the ODI set-up, however whose kind within the T20Is merited his addition to the squad. He is available in for fellow fast Gus Atkinson, and can fill the mid-innings pitch-hitting function that Liam Plunkett carried out with such aplomb in England’s and New Zealand’s final assembly on this floor, within the World Cup closing 4 years in the past. David Willey for Chris Woakes is England’s closing change.

For New Zealand, Tim Southee and Matt Henry swap in for fellow quicks Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult. Tom Latham, their captain, admitted that he too would have batted first after dropping his first toss of the sequence, however promised his group would “play our manner” regardless.

England: 1 Dawid Malan, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Harry Brook, 5 Jos Buttler (c, wk), 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Liam Livingstone, 8 Sam Curran, 9 David Willey, 10 Brydon Carse, 11 Reece Topley

New Zealand: 1 Will Younger, 2 Devon Conway, 3 Henry Nicholls, 4 Daryl Mitchell, 5 Tom Latham (c, wk), 6 Glenn Phillips, 7 Rachin Ravindra, 8 Kyle Jamieson, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Ben Lister

Andrew Miller is UK editor of ESPNcricinfo. @miller_cricket



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