In a quest to keep their semi-final hopes alive, South Africa will next collide against the Blackcaps New Zealand at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. New Zealand is one of the two teams in this competition who has not lost a single match, whereas, South Africa is coming into this contest after securing their first win of this World Cup against Afghanistan.
New Zealand was the team responsible to shatter all the hopes of Proteas in the last World Cup when Grant Elliot’s heroic innings led them to their first ever final. South Africa will look to overcome that bemused memory and play some good cricket to stay alive in the World Cup.
South Africa: Semi-finalists in 1992, 1999, 2007 and 2015 edition.
New Zealand: Finalists in 2015.
New Zealand won: 05
South Africa won: 02
No Result: 00
New Zealand vs South Africa
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Time: June 19, 03:00 PM
New Zealand won: 24
South Africa won: 41
No result: 05
A cloudy start is on the cards for this game with chances of some light showers early in the day. The Climate is supposed to change later in the day with the sun coming out and making the conditions dry. The team batting first can have the advantage here.
Won batting first: 24 (46%)
Won batting second: 27 (52%)
No Result: 06
Highest Total: 408/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs NZ, June 09, 2015
Lowest Total: 70/10 (25.2 Ov) by AUS vs ENG, June 04, 1977
300+ Totals: 6
400+ Totals: 01
Also read: NZ vs SA Grand League Team Prediction
New Zealand squad to face South Africa:
Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls.
South Africa squad to face New Zealand:
Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Beuran Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Chris Morris, Tabraiz Shamsi, Andile Phehlukwayo, JP Duminy.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.
South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Faf du Plessis, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen.