The World Cup will kick off with a match between England and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This will be a rematch of the 2019 final, which was won by England. Both teams will have several players from that final in their line-up. England, led by Jos Buttler, are considered favorites for the tournament, especially with the return of Ben Stokes. New Zealand will be without their captain Kane Williamson and pacer Tim Southee.