England will face New Zealand today in the first match of the ICC World Cup 2023. Defending champions England would like to start their campaign with a win. The Kiwi team would like to settle the score of the defeat in the final of the 2019 World Cup in Ahmedabad. The New Zealand team will be without regular captain Kane Williamson and Tim Southee.
The first match of the ODI World Cup 2023 between England and New Zealand will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The match will start at 3:00 PM Indian time and it will be an exciting contest between these two teams.
England will face New Zealand in the opening match of the ODI World Cup 2023 and the weather will be pleasant in Ahmedabad. Chances of rain are almost zero and we can expect a 50-over match from both sides without any interruption.
The temperature will be around 29 degrees Celsius during the day and will drop to 25 degrees Celsius at night. Humidity is expected to be approx. 51%, and the wind speed will be around 11 km/h, which is normal.
A total of 28 ODI matches have been played so far at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium. The team that won the toss and batted first has won 16 matches. The team chasing the target has won 12 matches. The average score in the first innings on this ground in Ahmedabad has been 235, while the average score in the second innings has been 203. It would be a good decision to bat first after winning the toss.