South Africa and New Zealand will face off each other in a mouth-watering contest to be played in Pune on 1st November 2023. Proteas is currently in 2nd position after a thrilling 1-wicket win over Pakistan.
On the other hand, New Zealand suffered a 5-run loss chasing down 389 runs against Australia. It was a closely fought match that went right down the wire and would look to prove their worth against the high-flying South African side.
Details– South Africa vs New Zealand, Match 32, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Venue– MCA Stadium, Pune
Date and Time– 1st November, 2.00 PM IST
South Africa and New Zealand faced each other 71 times with South Africa winning 41, and New Zealand 25 with 5 ending in no result.
Since the 1992 World Cup, both teams played a total of 8 times with New Zealand winning on 6 occasions while South Africa won only twice. When these two teams met in the 2019 edition, New Zealand registered a close-fought 4-wicket win.
The pitch was a beautiful batting paradise, but the Sri Lankan batters struggled against disciplined Afghanistan bowlers. Despite losing an early wicket, Afghanistan chased down the target 243 runs easily and registered their 3rd victory in the tournament.
It promises to be another good batting pitch that will create pressure on the bowlers. The captain that wins the toss would likely field first and then chase down the target.
South Africa (SA) vs New Zealand (NZ)- Predicted Playing XI
Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock, Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Klassen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerlad Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Shamsi/Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi.
Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (C, WK), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman/James Neesham, Mitchell Santer, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.
Fantasy Selection- SA vs NZ
Team 1– Devon Conway, de Kock (C), Rachin Ravindra, Markram, Mitchell, Klassen, Mitchell Santer (VC), Marco Jansen, Matt Henry, Rabada, Boult.
Team 2– Will Young, Temba Bavuma, Rassie Van der Dussen (C), Latham (VC), David Miller, Glenn Phillps, Jansen, Neesham, Coetzee, Sodhi, Lungi Ngidi, Boult.