New Zealand almost pulled off one of the greatest chases of the ODI World Cup history against Australia at Dharamsala. They will face one of the most formidable sides in the 2023 World Cup South Africa, who won a one-wicket thriller against Pakistan. Both teams would like to win the game and cement their semi-final spot a bit more certain for themselves.
The Black Caps have good news ahead of the clash on Wednesday their regular skipper Kane Williamson might return to the squad who has been out with a left thumb injury he suffered during a match against Bangladesh in the tournament. They so far have won four matches and have lost two. On the other hand, Temba Bavuma's side have won five and lost one match against the Netherlands.
NZ vs SA: Match details
Match: New Zealand vs South Africa, 32nd Match, ODI World Cup 2023
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 1, 02:00 PM (IST)
Live Streaming Details: Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar app and website
NZ vs SA: Pitch Report
The pitch in Pune is a batting paradise. The usage of black soil helps the batters as the ball comes onto the bat. In this ground 8 ODI matches have been played and, the average first-inning score is 301. There’s no advantage for teams batting first or second. The result here with the team batting first has won 4 and the second is also the same number.
NZ vs SA: Head-to-Head
In the ODI World Cup, the Kiwis had a better record against South Africa. In the history of the ODI World Cup, the Black Caps have faced the Proteas eight times and have won 6 matches over the Proteas. The Proteas, on the other hand, have only beaten the Kiwis twice in the marquee tournament.
NZ vs SA: Probable Playing XI
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (C), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham (WK), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Matt Henry.
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (WK), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Gerald Coetzee.
NZ vs SA: Dream 11 Fantasy Teams
Quinton de Kock, Devon Conway (Captain), Kane Williamson, Rachin Ravindra, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Mitchell Santner, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Matt Henry, Trent Boult (vice-captain)