New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl versus England
Both men will be straight into the action at a sunny Sophia Gardens, after Tom Latham won the toss and chose to bowl first, in New Zealand’s first ODI against England since their agonising near-miss in the World Cup final at Lord’s in July 2019.
New Zealand’s attack will be bolstered by the re-introduction of Kyle Jamieson, who played in two of the T20Is last week as he continued his return from a back stress fracture, but hasn’t been tested in the 50-over format since April 2022. Trent Boult, however, will not feature in his first New Zealand match since last November, and nor will Adam Milne, who has reported a tight hamstring.
Unlike Brook, Atkinson – who impressed with four wickets on his T20I debut against the same opponents last week – has been named in England’s provisional World Cup squad, and so today’s outing is an important milestone as he continues his fast-tracking as an international cricketer, ahead of England’s opening fixture of the tournament – also against New Zealand at Ahmedabad on October 5.
England: 1 Dawid Malan, 2 Harry Brook, 3 Joe Root, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Jos Buttler (capt & wk), 6 Liam Livingstone, 7 Chris Woakes, 8 David Willey, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Gus Atkinson, 11 Reece Topley.
New Zealand: 1 Will Young, 2 Devon Conway, 3 Henry Nicholls, 4 Daryl Mitchell, 5 Tom Latham (capt & wk), 6 Glenn Phillips, 7 Rachin Ravindra, 8 Kyle Jamieson, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Lockie Ferguson