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Fantasy: New-ball bowlers could rule the roost in Ahmedabad

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Last updated on 04 Oct 2023 | 03:55 PM
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Fantasy: New-ball bowlers could rule the roost in Ahmedabad

Here are some fantasy tips that could help you create the team for the first match of the 2023 World Cup between England and New Zealand


Venue :  Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Average first innings score in last three years:226

67% of the games have been won by team batting first

Pacers have picked 64.71% of the wickets to fall here. Spinners have picked 35.29% of the wickets.

*all data from last 3 years

Suggested teams

While you could go for the above team, you can also choose your team from’s Fantasy Research Centre. You can use this tool to build your team with the help of algorithms. Then, based on your preferences, the platform will guide you through creating the ideal fantasy XI.

In-form Players Captain

In-form Players Vice Captain

Check out all our Fantasy Stats for the recent fantasy performance of all players set to be involved in the game.

Grand League Punts

> Trent Boult has taken 27 wickets in 14 appearances against England and has taken at least 2 wickets in an innings 10/14 times. Moreover, he’s dismissed England’s Top 4 a combined 13 times in ODIs, dismissing all of Bairstow (4), Root (5) and Stokes (3) at least thrice. It'd be wise to skipper him, especially at a pace-friendly track like Ahmedabad.

> Dawid Malan has three hundreds and a 96 in his last 7 ODI knocks and is in the form of his life in the 50-over format. On a track like Ahmedabad that is expected to play out pretty true, he'd be a pretty shrewd choice for vice-captain, on current form.

Probable XIs

England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes / Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali/Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

New Zealand: Will Young, Devon Conway (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Tom Latham (capt), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson

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