England vs New Zealand 4th T20I Highlights – 5 Sep 2023

England vs New Zealand 4th T20I Highlights 2023, Monday 5-9-2023, New Zealand tour of England 2023, Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

Moeen (for it is he) reckons “it’s a good wicket”. Rehan Ahmed wins his second T20I cap as part of a number of changes, with England deploying five spinners. “Great to see him and hopefully he has a great night.”
Tim Southee is hoping New Zealand can continue their uptick in form from Edgbaston. “The last game was more of a performance that we’ve come to expect from our side, each game we’ll keep trying to improve.” Devon Conway out for Rachin Ravindra due to workload management is the only change for the tourists.

Toss: England chose to bat.

England team: 1 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 2 Will Jacks, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Harry Brook, 5 Liam Livingstone, 6 Moeen Ali (capt), 7 Sam Curran, 8 Rehan Ahmed, 9 Brydon Carse, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Luke Wood
New Zealand team: 1 Finn Allen, 2 Tim Seifert (wk), 3 Daryl Mitchell, 4 Glenn Phillips, 5 Mark Chapman, 6 Rachin Ravindra, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Kyle Jamieson, 9 Ish Sodhi, 10 Tim Southee (capt), 11 Matt Henry

Head to Head In T20I’s: 26
England Won: 16
New Zealand Won: 9
England T20I Rankings: 2nd
New Zealand T20I Rankings: 3rd

Form guide
(last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
England LWWLL
New Zealand WLLWL

Match Timings: 5:00 PM GMT | 6:00 PM Local
Umpires – Alex Wharf, David Millns
TV Umpire – Mike Burns
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Martin Saggers
Match number – T20I no. 2232


Moeen Ali:

“I thought we just lost momentum. Very disappointing because then we couldn’t really catch up. We got a reasonable score but not good enough. We just couldn’t get it right with the ball.”

Tim Southee:

“We were far from our best in those first two (matches). and the last two were performances were more what we were about. The first two games we were rotten in all three areas and the last two games we just played the way we know this team can play.”

Player of the match is Mitchell Santner: “Credit to the lads, we obviously came out pretty strong with the ball. We hung on in there and were able to take poles through the middle which was pretty key. He (Bairstow) is pretty tough to stop when he’s going, but we knew the Power Play was the best time to bat.”

Player of the series is Jonny Bairstow for 175 runs at 58.33, and a strike rate of 147. Thankfully, the shoulder injury that kept him off the field is nothing serious: “Yeah I’ll be fine. It’s just one of those things, it’s precautionary. With everything we’ve got coming up, there was no point taking chances with it.

“It’s been a bit of a while since I’ve played white ball cricket so it was just about getting rhythm with it. I was probably run a ball for a couple of the knocks and accelerated on from there.”

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