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NZ vs ENG live score: Follow the match here
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Today’s ENG vs NZ first ODI: Follow the live score of the first ODI between New Zealand and England, including updated scorecard, match stats, prediction, playing XIs, toss and more.

England v New Zealand
First ODI
Friday, September 8
SSE SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff

NZ vs ENG, first ODI: Live score


ENG v NZ first ODI: Toss & playing XIs

New Zealand have won the toss and opted to bat.

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham(wk, c), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson

England: Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk, c), Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Gus Atkinson, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

NZ vs ENG, first ODI: Live updates and news

  • No Jason Roy! He has a back issue. Harry Brook will open in his absence.
  • Jonny Bairstow is not selected as well. Dawid Malan plays in his place
  • Gus Atkinson makes his ODI debut
  • New Zealand haven’t picked Trent Boult
  • No Mitchell Santner, NZ pick Rachin Ravindra


The T20I series between the two teams was tied 2-2, with England winning the first two games before New Zealand came back with a couple of victories themselves.

The ODI leg will be a dress rehersal for the World Cup that begins in less than a month’s time in India, with the opening fixtures being between these two teams in a repeat of the 2019 World Cup final.

Both teams are replete with top stars, including Ben Stokes, who returns for his first ODI since July 2022. Stokes reversed his retirement in the one-day format ahead of the World Cup.

Trent Boult, who turned down a central contract, is still part of their World Cup plans, and will form a full-strength pace attack with Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry. Kane Williamson will be named in the World Cup squad, but still recovers from the knee injury that has kept him out for half a year.

Match prediction

It’s a clash of two stellar white-ball forces, with the main clash essentially being between England’s starry batting lineup and New Zealand’s pace attack. Roy and Buttler have phenomenal numbers in Cardiff: if either of them does well, England could be at a slight advantage. Adil Rashid has the third-most ODI wickets at the ground – if he gets the better of NZ’s middle order, England’s chances will increase significantly.

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