NZL vs ENG, 2021 – 1st ODI: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report

NZL vs ENG, 2021 – 1st ODI: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report

A lot of brilliant players are available to pick in this match. Knight, Devine and Sciver are good captaincy picks.

Heather Knight
Heather Knight. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details 

The 1st of the three-match ODI series between New Zealand Women and England Women will be played at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. 

The match will start at 6:30 AM IST (2:00 PM local time). 


The England women’s team have travelled to New Zealand for a complete tour and their first ODI against the New Zealand women’s team will be played at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Only the first match will be played in Christchurch and under floodlights, before the action shifts to Dunedin for the last two ODIs. The two teams have had some really good contests in the past and hopefully, we will see some more wonderful performances this time around. 

England women’s team have opted for a full-strength squad, but their performances in the practice matches so far haven’t been something they would have hoped for. Against a weaker New Zealand XI side, England managed a win by just 20 runs and then lost the other match. The New Zealand team would see this as a great opportunity to pounce on them and take the advantage of the touring England team, which hasn’t lived up to their expectations. 

Probable Playing XIs

New Zealand Women

Sophie Devine (c), Katey Martin, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Natalie Nodd, Frances MacKay, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe, Hayley Jenson, Amelia Kerr

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England Women

Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight (c), Nat Sciver, Amy Ellen Jones, Fran Wilson, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Sophie Ecclestone

Captaincy Picks

Sophie Devine

The captain of the New Zealand women’s team, Sophie Devine has been having a great time with the bat of late. The past two years have been really good for her with the bat. She even scored the fastest women T20 century ever earlier this season in a domestic match. Devine has scored more than 2600 runs in her 108-match ODI career and has also taken 73 wickets with the ball. Her skills make her a complete package. 

Natalie Sciver

Nat Sciver is someone who plays the role of Ben Stokes in this team. She is a wonderful all-rounder with a career filled with match-winning contributions and notable performances. She is the greatest asset to this team. She has scored over 1800 runs in ODIs and has an average above 40. Sciver has also managed to take 44 wickets from her 67 games. 

Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

2-Player Team

Heather Knight, Sophie Devine (C)

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3-Player Team

Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite, Natalie Sciver (C)

4-Player Team

Danielle Wyatt, Lea Tahuhu, Sophie Devine, Sophie Ecclestone (C)

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.