current champions As part of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, England was humiliated by New Zealand in the tournament’s opening match. A lot of effort was put in by the hitters, but none was able to capitalise on the surface’s favourable conditions—aside from Joe Root and captain Jos Buttler. Sadly, their final score of 282 runs was insufficient, as the Black Caps quickly chased it down to win the game by nine wickets.
Ben Stokes, an all-rounder, though, missed the opening game because he is still healing from an injury. After the game, Buttler underlined that his squad is terrific and that each player can contribute, so they are not lacking in any areas. heavily reliant on a single player. He praised Stokes for his skills while encouraging his colleagues to improve in the next matches.
Just like the batters, the bowlers too came up empty in the previous game. In Ahmedabad, bowling under the lights wasn’t simple, but most of the bowlers appeared average, which is a little alarming. Mark Wood was supposed to complete the task in Jofra Archer’s absence, but the legendary pacer gave up 55 runs in just five overs, which is not encouraging.
Notably, England’s next game is against Bangladesh, and certain adjustments are anticipated. Ben Stokes is anticipated to return, while Reece Topley, who shone throughout practise, is also Games could also be added. They’ll probably take the place of Chris Woakes and Harry Brook, respectively.