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Latest Match Report – England vs New Zealand 1st ODI 2023

New Zealand gained the toss and selected to bowl versus England

England have handed Harry Brook an opportunity to open the batting and stake a dramatic declare for a last-minute World Cup berth, after Jason Roy suffered a again spasm and was dominated out of the primary ODI in opposition to New Zealand at Cardiff.
With Jonny Bairstow additionally lacking out after selecting up a shoulder niggle in final week’s fourth T20I in opposition to the identical opponents, Brook might be batting alongside one other of his extra apparent rivals for a batting berth, Dawid Malan, who suffered a lean run within the T20Is however has been one among England’s type batters within the 50-over format of late, with 4 centuries up to now 14 months.

Each males might be straight into the motion at a sunny Sophia Gardens, after Tom Latham gained the toss and selected to bowl first, in New Zealand’s first ODI in opposition to England since their agonising near-miss within the World Cup remaining at Lord’s in July 2019.

New Zealand’s assault might be bolstered by the re-introduction of Kyle Jamieson, who performed in two of the T20Is final week as he continued his return from a again stress fracture, however hasn’t been examined within the 50-over format since April 2022. Trent Boult, nonetheless, won’t characteristic in his first New Zealand match since final November, and nor will Adam Milne, who has reported a good hamstring.

The drama on the high of England’s order overshadowed the information of Gus Atkinson‘s ODI debut, which was confirmed shortly earlier than the toss when he was handed his cap by Stuart Broad.

In contrast to Brook, Atkinson – who impressed with 4 wickets on his T20I debut in opposition to the identical opponents final week – has been named in England’s provisional World Cup squad, and so right this moment’s outing is a vital milestone as he continues his fast-tracking as a world cricketer, forward of England’s opening fixture of the event – additionally in opposition to New Zealand at Ahmedabad on October 5.

England: 1 Dawid Malan, 2 Harry Brook, 3 Joe Root, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Jos Buttler (capt & wk), 6 Liam Livingstone, 7 Chris Woakes, 8 David Willey, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Gus Atkinson, 11 Reece Topley.

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



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