Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions - ICC Cricket World Cup - New Zealand v South Africa

ICC Cricket World Cup - New Zealand v South Africa - who will win?
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The 25th match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup will be played between New Zealand and South Africa at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

New Zealand and South Africa have met seven times prior to this clash in the World Cup, out of which New Zealand clearly have the upper hand with five wins, while South Africa have won two matches.

The last time the two teams met was on the 2016-17 South Africa tour of New Zealand when the Proteas defeated the hosts by 3-2 in the ODI series. The last match of the series saw New Zealand getting bundled out for a meagre 149 as South Africa chased down the total comfortably, winning by six wickets.

New Zealand are at the second place in the points table with three wins from four matches. Their match against India was washed out and the team is yet to lose a game in this World Cup. The Kiwis have the best net run rate of the World Cup at +2.163.

On the other hand, South Africa are with three points from five matches. They won their last game comprehensively against Afghanistan and have one rained off match. They are at the eighth place in the points table and would need to win all their matches from here on in order to make it to the semis.

New Zealand had a few easy fixtures to begin with but will have to play extremely tight in order to sustain their place on the leadersboard.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

New Zealand- Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

South Africa- Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – South Africa

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Ross Taylor (New Zealand), Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Trent Boult (New Zealand), Imran Tahir (South Africa)

Most Sixes – Ross Taylor (New Zealand), Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)

Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 300+, South Africa 270+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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