The battle lines are drawn after ending the test series at a tie the visitor Kiwis are ready to give some tough time to the English team at their own home. The New Zealand tour of England One day international matches are going to start from today and the whole world have their eyes on this series as it is a must win for the England team after the shameful performance their have given in this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup. Skipper Eoin Morgan is looking very confident as well as his boys which is quite obvious from their practice session that we have seen a day earlier. So it is surely not going to be an easy one for captain Brendon McCullum and his squad.
According to our analysis both the team have some potential match winners in their squad but still assuming from the past record New Zealand has a upper hand here. The pressure is definitely going to be on the England team and the main question is are they capable enough to handle it, well the chances are very less. The players that might prove out to be a big headache for them are Brendon McCullum, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan and Ross Taylor as they are going through the form of their life right now. If the English team gets McCullum out in the opening 10 overs than anything can happen otherwise gave over for them.
The toss here also has a very big role to play as we have seen weather conditions are currently not good in England and also in todays Ist ODI we are not expecting a full 100 overs game to happen. So whichever team wins the toss will definitely gets a big advantage to their side as D/L method will surely come into play here.
New Zealand vs England First ODI Match 2015 Winning Perecentage
New Zealand – 65%
England – 35%
England vs New Zealand Ist ODI Probable Playing XI’s
England :- Alex Hales, James Taylor, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Ben Stokes, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, Steven Finn, Liam Plunkett and Jason Roy
New Zealand :- Brendon McCullum(c), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi(w), Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Trent Boult and Matt Henry