ICC World Cup 2019: New Zealand vs South Africa – Match Prediction

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New Zealand and South Africa will lock horns with each other in the 25th match of the World Cup 2019. South Africa is in a must-win situation and they would need to bring their A-game to the table against New Zealand. The Proteas will aim to get going against the confident side of New Zealand. We bring you the Match Prediction.

On the other hand, New Zealand has got off to dream start in the tournament. The Kiwis have won their opening three matches whereas their last match against India was washed out. Hence, New Zealand will look to continue their good form going.

South Africa

New Zealand will be favourites.

In fact, New Zealand batting hasn’t been tested to full throttle in the tournament. They were put on the backfoot against Bangladesh where they had lost wickets in a cluster. However, apart from that match, the remaining two wins against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka has been relatively easy. Thus, South Africa will like to test the middle order of the Blackcaps.

On the other hand, South Africa’s batting hasn’t lived up to the expectations. The Proteas will like to pull up the socks against the potent New Zealand bowling – which has been on fire in the World Cup. The form of David Miller and Hashim Amla will be a concern for the Rainbow nation. South Africa has also received the boost of Lungi Ngidi who has been declared fit for the match.

Lungi Ngidi.
Lungi Ngidi. AFP

New Zealand’s bowling has ticked the right boxes. Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry have bowled with fire and they would like to continue their good form going against South Africa. In fact, Trent Boult hasn’t been amongst the wickets and he would aim to turn the tables.

Match Prediction:

New Zealand is going to start the match as favourites as their current form is better than South Africa. The Kiwis will look to come up with a complete performance against the Proteas.

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