MATCH INFO :
New Zealand vs England 1st ODI Highlights
Competition: ENG Tours NZ (ODI Series)
Start Date: 25 Feb 2018
Start Time: 14:00 Local Time
Stadium: Seddon Park, Hamilton
Umpires :Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Shaun Haig
New Zealand team/playing XI
MJ Guptill, C Munro, KS Williamson (c), LRPL Taylor, TWM Latham †, HM Nicholls, C de Grandhomme, MJ Santner, TG Southee, IS Sodhi, TA Boult.
England team/playing XI
JJ Roy, JM Bairstow, JE Root, EJG Morgan (c), BA Stokes, JC Buttler †, MM Ali, CR Woakes, DJ Willey, TK Curran, AU Rashid.
The home side also won their last five ODI’s at home recently against Pakistan. So it should be very entertaining this five ODI’s series between these two teams. It will be a used surface and is expected to get slower as the match progresses. Seddon Park is a venue where spin can come to the fore, although that can be countered by evening dew making the toss a tricky decision. Last year, Martin Guptill plundered 180 off 138 balls to chase down 280 against South Africa with five overs to spare. The forecast for the afternoon and evening is good.
Barring a late reaction to his workload, Stokes will return. That means a batsman making way, as England revert to six main bowlers, with Alex Hales seemingly the most vulnerable. Tom Curran and David Willey are likely to contest the final pace-bowling slot with Craig Overton having to wait for his chance. Quick bowler Lockie Ferguson has been released from the squad to play in Saturday’s Ford Trophy final for Auckland. Mitchell Santner (knee) and Todd Astle (side) have carried recent injuries with Astle’s still providing the more pressing concern. If he isn’t fit then Ish Sodhi would slot into the side.
- Top Class
- Top Class