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| On Feb 15, 2022 11:04 PM IST

NZ vs SA Dream11 Prediction 1st Test New Zealand vs South Africa Live Score, Pitch Report, Player Stats, Today Dream11 Team


NZ vs SA Dream11 Prediction: New Zealand is all set to host South Africa in a two-match Test series and the first Test match is scheduled to begin from 17 February (Thursday) at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Both these teams are coming into this game after witnessing different results in their respective last Test assignments. After losing the opening Test match against Bangladesh at home, New Zealand made an excellent comeback by winning the second match to level the series by 1-1 margin. On the other hand, the visiting South African team are coming off very much high on confidence having registered a spectacular 2-1 Test series win over a strong Indian side. Both these teams will be looking forward to grab the winning momentum right from the start of this short Test series.

NZ vs SA 1st Test Match Details

Fixture Name: 1st Test, New Zealand vs South Africa

Competition: New Zealand vs South Africa Test

Date: 17 February

Time: 3:30 AM IST

Ground: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

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NZ vs SA Pitch Report

The surface and the conditions at the Hagley Oval is expected to have enough of help both for the batters and bowlers. The conditions will surely be challenging for the batters on the first two days of the Test match, however, things will improve as the match progresses.  The fast bowlers will enjoy bowling on this track due to the great quality of bounce. It will be a good option to include more of batters and bowlers in your respective fantasy teams.

Team Form Guide:
NZ (recent last): W L L D W
SA (recent last): W W L W W


NZ vs SA Dream11 Prediction for Today Match

NZ Playing 11 (likely)

Tom Latham
Will Young

Devon Conway
Daryl Mitchell
Henry Nicholls
Tom Blundell
Rachin Ravindra/Colin de Grandhomme
Kyle Jamieson
Tim Southee 
Matt Henry
Neil Wagner

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  • Kane Williamson and Trent Boult will not be available for this game.
  • Tom Latham will captain the side.
  • Tom Blundell will be the wicket-keeper.
  • They will depend upon the likes of Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Will Young and Henry Nicholls to once again deliver well in the batting department.
  • The likes of Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee and Neil Wagner will form a crucial part of the bowling attack.

Devon Conway Stats in Test

New Zealand batter Devon Conway has done remarkably well in his short Test career so far in different conditions. Conway composed two wonderful centuries in the previous Test series against Bangladesh.

Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Test Form
5 623 69.22 2/3 109, 13, 122



Tim Southee Stats in Test

For New Zealand, senior pacer Tim Southee has always performed sensationally well in the longest format of the game throughout his career especially at home. Southee has picked up more than 300 wickets from as many as 83 Test matches.

Matches Wickets Average Recent Test Form
83 329 28.26 1/54, 3/28, 1/21, 2/114

SA Playing 11 (likely)

Dean Elgar
Aiden Markram
Sarel Erwee/ Zubayr Hamza

Rassie van der Dussen
Temba Bavuma
Kyle Verreynne
Marco Jansen

Kagiso Rabada
Keshav Maharaj
Duanne Olivier

Lungi Ngidi

  • Keegan Petersen will not be available for this entire series after testing positive for Covid-19.
  • Dean Elgar will be the captain.
  • Kyle Verreynne will don the wicket-keeping duties.
  • The likes of Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen will be expected to do the major run-scoring part.
  • The likes of Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen, Duanne Olivier and Lungi Ngidi will be their crucial wicket-taking bowlers.

Dean Elgar Stats in Test

South African captain Dean Elgar will have to lead his team from the front due to his amazing performance in the previous series against India. Dean Elgar has amassed a brilliant tally of close to 4600 runs that includes 19 half-centuries and 13 hundreds.

Matches Runs 50/100 Recent Test Form
72 4582 19/13 30, 3, 96, 28, 77


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Kagiso Rabada Stats in Test

For South Africa, speedster Kagiso Rabada played a crucial role in the last Test series win against India at home. Rabada has taken more than 200 Test wickets at an average of less than 25.

Matches Wickets Average Recent Test Form
50 233 22.43 3/53, 4/73, 3/77, 3/64


Who will win New Zealand vs South Africa today match?

New Zealand will once again start as the favourites due to their excellent record at home in Test matches. Even though, the hosts will miss some of their key players, the Tom Latham-led Kiwi team are expected to have the upper hand in this opening Test match. On the other hand, South Africa will definitely be a tough side to beat especially after their impressive series win against India. The visitors will be eyeing to build on their superb winning form. The toss factor will once again be crucial in this encounter. According to the NZ vs SA today match prediction & New Zealand vs South Africa cricket betting tips, New Zealand are the favourites to win this match.

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NZ vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction

BATTERS: Temba Bavuma, Dean Elgar, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Will Young, Rassie van der Dussen
ALL-ROUNDERS: Marco Jansen
BOWLERS: Kagiso Rabada, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee

NZ vs SA Dream11 Prediction Captain & Vice Captain Choices

For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Devon Conway, Kagiso Rabada.

For Grand League: Dean Elgar, Tim Southee.

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