The New Zealand cricket team will take on South Africa in the seventh warm-up match of the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup on Monday, October 2 at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. They had a good warm-up game against Pakistan in Hyderabad.
New Zealand defeated Pakistan comfortably by five wickets in their first warm-up match. They chased down 346 runs in around 44 overs, with Rachin Ravindra top-scoring with 97 runs. Meanwhile, Kane Williamson, Mark Chapman and Daryl Mitchell slammed half-centuries.
On the other hand, South Africa’s first warm-up was abandoned due to rain in Thiruvananthapuram. They are heading into this tournament on the back of a series win against Australia. They were two down in the five-match series but led a great comeback to win the remaining three matches.
Match: New Zealand vs South Africa, Seventh Warm-up Match, ICC ODI World Cup 2023
Date: Monday, October 2, 02.00 PM IST
Venue: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Live Streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar
The pitch at the Greenfield International Stadium assists the bowlers, especially the spinners. Two matches have been played at the venue, with an average first-innings of 247. The team that wins the toss is likely to chase.
New Zealand and South Africa have played 71 ODI matches against each other. South Africa has the upper hand, winning 41 out of those matches, while the Kiwis have won 25. Five matches have ended with No Result.
Captain: Aiden Markram
Vice-captain: Devon Conway
Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen
Batter: Kane Williamson, David Miller, Daryl Mitchell
All-rounders: Mitchell Santner, Marco Jansen
Bowlers: Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada
New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.
South Africa squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen.