ICC Cricket World Cup | Match 25: South Africa Vs New Zealand – Prediction, Team Analysis, Playing XIs and Streaming Details

South Africa Vs New Zealand


New Zealand is sitting at second on the table with a comfortable and the highest NRR in the tournament. They manifested that they are not going to play like the 2015 team. With likes of Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson and Trent Boult they defeated India in its warm-up match. They are the only team which hasn’t lost a game yet sharing the same with India. They won three out of three games in the ICC Cricket World and looks like they won’t hesitate to go like this. They first slaughtered Sri Lanka, obliterated Bangladesh and exterminated Afghanistan.

South Africa didn’t stand on the hopes and are at the lower end of the table. They lost to England, Bangladesh and India after that the momentum was ended with no-result against West Indies. They got a predictive win against Afghanistan. Faf du Plessis and co. have struggled to give performances, as well as the Dale Styen injury, have created more problems. South Africa and New Zealand have head-to-head of 4-5 in 10 matches with one no-result. They are scheduled to clash at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

Pitch Conditions And Weather

Out of 51 finished ODIs, 24 were won by the group, batting first. In the last five One-Dayers at the setting, the average score was 295. Indeed, even as the pursuing groups won a few matches, the group batting first additionally got over the line in two games. In any case, the two groups have won so far batting second, and they might need to handle first in the wake of winning the hurl.

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Passing by the climate estimate, it won’t be amazement if the match gets washed off. From morning 9 AM until the day’s end, there is an extreme possibility of a downpour. The sun isn’t relied upon to advance with the mists drifting over all through game-time. The temperature will be somewhere in the range of 12 and 15 degrees Celsius. The stickiness will descend as the day advances.

Team Analysis:

South Africa

South Africa Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup

The Proteas are probably going to acquire Lungi Ngidi, who has recuperated from the hamstring damage he supported during the match versus Bangladesh. The speedster may supplant left-armour Beuran Hendricks, who replaced Dale Steyn in the squad. Their batting is yet to get in the stream. After three disappointments, Hashim Amla got an unbeaten 41 in the past match, yet he took 83 balls to score those runs.

Quinton de Kock has been their best batsmen with 186 keeps running at a normal of 46.50. Their bowling has been sensible. Imran Tahir is the leading wicket-taker with eight scalps. Andile Phehlukwayo and Chris Morris have made leaps forward. The worry lies with Kagiso Rabada, who is yet to discover his musicality. However, the juvenile has gotten five wickets.

Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi
South Africa Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup
South Africa
Possible XI

New Zealand

New Zealand Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup

The Black Caps won’t have any desire to change their triumphant mix from the past match. Colin Munro and Martin Guptill began with two or three half-hundreds of years. Both surrendered to low scores in the last two experiences. Kane Williamson has scored running at a normal of 119 yet needs to deal with his strike-rate, which is presently at 69.59. Ross Taylor has been their most steady batsman with a strike-rate of 90.90.

Tom Latham hasn’t got moving yet. In the bowling division, the accomplished Trent Boult is, however, to make his mark. Lockie Ferguson has bowled with pace and venom. Neesham additionally got his lady five-wicket pull versus the Afghans. Colin de Grandhomme and Mitchell Santner are the other all-rounders in the lineup alongside NeeshamMatt Henry has likewise been among the wickets.

Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
New Zealand Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup
New Zealand
Possible X1

Streaming, Predictions and Final Word​

South Africa hasn’t been performing well, and they need to get back with shape. Experts have commented that this is the weakest team of all time. It’s their chance to put all the comments wrong. New Zealand seems invincible right now, and a sudden defeat by hands by South Africa can be table turning.

Faf du Plessis will play for South Africa and Martin Guptill for New Zealand.

Prediction: India has the highest odds to win this match.


  • Online: Hotstar
  • TV Broadcast: Star Sports
  • Time : 13:00 IST, 10:30 local

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