An exciting cricket showdown is on the horizon as the England cricket team prepares to host New Zealand in a highly-anticipated four-match T20 international series, which is scheduled to kick off on Wednesday, August 30. This forthcoming contest promises to be a clash of cricketing giants, fraught with pride and prestige for both participating sides.

In recent times, England wrapped up a fiercely competitive Ashes series against their arch-nemeses, Australia, concluding with an intense 2-2 draw, allowing Australia to retain possession of the cherished urn. Meanwhile, New Zealand squad arrives on English shores brimming with confidence, having secured a 2-1 series victory in T20Is against the UAE and displaying dominance in practice games against county teams.

The series opener is set to unfold at the iconic Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, with subsequent thrilling encounters to be held in Manchester, Edgbaston, and Trent Bridge.

Leading the charge for England will be the dynamic Jos Buttler, while Tim Southee assumes the captaincy role for the Blackcaps. This T20 series holds immense significance as both teams view it as a pivotal stepping stone in their preparations for the impending ICC T20I World Cup 2024. It serves as a valuable opportunity for these cricketing powerhouses to meticulously assess their strengths and address any vulnerabilities, ensuring they are primed for success in the prestigious tournament.

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England vs New Zealand 2023, T20I Series, Fixtures:

  • First T20I: August 30 at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street , 10:30 pm IST/ 05:00 pm GMT / 06:00 pm local
  • Second T20I: September 1 at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester  , 10:30 pm IST/ 05:00 pm GMT / 06:00 pm local
  • Third T20I: September 3 at Edgbaston, Birmingham, 10:30 pm IST/ 05:00 pm GMT / 06:00 pm local
  • Fourth T20I: Septemeber 5 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham , 10:30pm IST/ 5:00 pm GMT/ 06: 00 pm local

TV channels and Live streaming details:

  • England : Sky Sports
  • New Zealand: Sky NZ
  • United Kingdom: Sony Sports Network, Fancode
  • USA and Canada: Willow Xtra
  • Australia: Fox Sports, Kayo Sports
  • Bangladesh: T Sports
  • South Africa: SuperSport, SuperSport Variety 1

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