New Zealand will face England in the opening game of the ODI World Cup 2023 at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The New Zealand team despite not winning any World Cup title, has been one of the most consistent sides in this tournament as they managed to reach the finals in both the 2015 & 2019 editions and once again expectations are very high on them to perform in this ODI World Cup 2023 on the Indian soil.
The New Zealand side will be missing the services of Kane Williamson in this game, hence Tom Latham will captain the side in the absence of Williamson and it will be very interesting to see their approach against England who are coming after two back-to-back wins in the warm-up stage of the tournament.
Openers: Devon Conway & Will Young
Devon Conway is expected to open alongside Will Young for New Zealand in all the games of World Cup 2023. Conway as an opener in ODIs has scored 583 runs from 15 innings at an average of 44.84 with three centuries to his name in a very short span of career. Will Young has played 11 games as the opener in ODIs and he has managed to score 433 runs at an average of 39.36.