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Here’s an England vs New Zealand prediction before the two teams meet in the fourth and final ODI of the series. The iconic Lord’s will host the contest on Friday, September 15. England, who lead the series by 2-1, are favourites to win this game at 2/5 (1.40) while New Zealand have bigger odds of 17/10 (2.70).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- England vs New Zealand, 4th ODI
- September 15, 2023 – 11:30 AM GMT
- Lord’s, London
Pitch report and weather conditions
Lord’s is a venue where bowlers have historically done well. Seamers find good assistance here in both innings and batting gets tougher in the second innings. The average first innings score at the venue reads 230 after 84 ODIs.
London should be treated to partly sunny and pleasant weather on Friday afternoon. Rain shouldn’t be a factor with the temperature ranging between 18-26 degrees.
England vs New Zealand prediction
England lost the opening game of the series but have been dominant in the last two. Their batting unit is much better than that of New Zealand, and has had different heroes. The bowling unit has also clicked well.
Our prediction: England to win this match at 2/5 (1.40).
Glenn Phillips, who had a terrible T20 series, smashed 72 in the third ODI and was their lone warrior. Back Phillips to be New Zealand’s top batter at 7/1 (8.00). Joe Root has had three failures in the series but you expect him to come good eventually. Bet on Root to be the top batter for England at 3/1 (4.00).
Our Prediction: Glenn Phillips to be New Zealand’s top run-scorer at 7/1 (8.00).
Chris Woakes was magnificent in the previous game, picking 3 for 31 in eight overs. Bet on Woakes to be England’s top bowler at 13/4 (4.25). Trent Boult has been exceptional in the series, claiming 3/37 and 5/51 in two games. Back him to be New Zealand’s best bowler at 9/4 (3.25).
Our prediction: Chris Woakes to be England’s top wicket-taker at 13/4 (4.25).
Man of the Match
Joe Root has struggled in the series but he’s too good a player to write off. He has over 6200 runs in ODI cricket at an average of 49 with 16 centuries. You can take a punt on him to be the player of the match at 9/1 (10.00).
Our prediction: Joe Root to be the Man of the Match at 9/1 (10.00) odds.
England vs New Zealand preview
New Zealand will be hoping to draw the series when they take on the hosts on Friday. Here’s a short preview of the two teams ahead of the match.
England hammered the Black Caps by 181 runs in the third game on the back of Ben Stokes’ sensational 182 off 124. Dawid Malan also made 96 as they posted 368 on the board. Chris Woakes and Liam Livingstone then bagged three wickets each while Reece Topley picked two.
The world champions continued to experiment with the side. For this game, Harry Brook could be brought back with Stokes likely resting.
Squad: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c/wk), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Gus Atkinson, Rashid Khan, Reece Topley
Trent Boult was the only bowler to make an impact, picking 5 for 51 but the rest were taken apart. Chasing a mammoth 369, they lost 4 for 37 and could not recover from it. Glenn Phillips struck a fighting 72 but it wasn’t enough.
Mitchell Santner has knee trouble while Tim Southee and Matt Henry were rested in the previous game.
Squad: Devon Conway, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c/wk), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
How to watch England vs New Zealand ODIs in the UK: live streaming & channel list
In the UK, Sky Sports is the official broadcaster for the England vs New Zealand series. Catch the fourth ODI live on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event. You can also stream the match on the Sky Go app.
- Sky Sports, Sky Sports Main Event (TV)
- Sky Go application (Streaming)
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