ICC World Cup 2019: NZ vs SA Dream11 Captain; de Kock, Williamson, Taylor to wreck havoc

By Chaitanya Laxman

Halfway through the ICC World Cup 2019, South Africa and New Zealand are standing at opposite ends. New Zealand are comfortably placed with three wins and looking set for a top four finish. South Africa, meanwhile have had horrific run and are at the brink of getting knocked out from the showpiece tournament.

Despite all this, the contest promises plenty of entertainment as explosive players are lined up in both sides. For Dream11 captain, look out at these three players.

#3. Quinton de Kock:

The left-hander isn’t having a good tournament but he is South Africa’s main batsman in the last one year. He likes pace on the ball, so expect him to do well against New Zealand’s pace bowlers.

Batting average in 2019: 54.58

Total number of hundreds in 2019: 1

Batting average against New Zealand: 36.63

Total number of fifties against New Zealand: 4

Batting average in England: 43.20

Total number of fifties in England: 4

#2. Ross Taylor:

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The New Zealand number four batsman is a force to reckon with especially in the middle overs. He is also capable of finishing the innings with a flourish and this can challenge South Africa’s death bowling, an area where they lack.

Also important for New Zealand will be the way Taylor plays Imran Tahir.

Batting average in 2019: 72.30

Total number of hundreds in 2019: 1

Batting average against South Africa: 38.60

Total number of hundreds against South Africa: 1

Batting average in England: 48.05

Total number of hundreds in England: 2

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#1. Kane Williamson:

Williamson has been a solid performer for New Zealand and he will be looking to lead from the front in the World Cup. He is in good form and can be expected to score a big knock against South Africa as he is fluent against pace as well as spin.

Batting average in 2019: 48.90

Total number of fifties in 2019: 5

Batting average against South Africa: 40.28

Total number of hundreds against South Africa: 1

Batting average in England: 66.71

Total number of hundreds in England: 2

Chaitanya Laxman