NZ vs SA Dream11 Prediction: 1st Test Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for New Zealand vs South Africa Dream11 Team

Updated on: Feb 3, 2024 11:27 am IST

NZ vs SA Dream11 Prediction 1st Test

New Zealand are all set to host South Africa in the first of the two-Test series starting from Sunday. The Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui will host the match at 3:30 AM IST.

New Zealand vs South Africa – 1st Test
4 February, 3:30 AM IST
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

NZ vs SA Dream11 Prediction

New Zealand are playing the Test series at home and they will be eyeing the vital points in the WTC cycle by winning both matches. Their latest Test assignment came in November 2023 against Bangladesh, where they managed to draw the series 1-1. On the other hand, South Africa recently drew the home series 1-1 against India. However, they have sent a young team to New Zealand due to their SA T20 commitments. It will be a wonderful opportunity for the youngsters to prove themselves against the world-class opposition.

Form Guide

New Zealand – W L W W W
South Africa – L W W W D

Bay Oval Pitch Report

The wicket is flat and hard and hence, the batters are expected to dominate the proceedings here. The boundaries are not that big and the outfield is also pretty quick. However, the surface will also have some juice for the pacers. With some extra effort, they could extract the extra zip off the wicket to trouble the batters.
In 4 Test matches at this venue, the average score batting first is 359 and two matches have been won by the team batting first. Meanwhile, the team batting second has also won two Test matches at this venue.

Last result at the venue

England (325/9d & 374) defeated New Zealand (306 & 126) by 267 runs – 16 to 19 February 2023

NZ Playing 11

  1. Devon Conway
  2. Will Young
  3. Kane Williamson
  4. Tom Latham (WK)
  5. Rachin Ravindra
  6. Daryl Mitchell
  7. Kyle Jamieson
  8. Mitchell Santner
  9. Neil Wagner
  10. Tim Southee (C)
  11. Matt Henry

New Zealand Team News

  • Kane Williamson is back with the squad after recovering from the injury.
  • Any update will be added.

NZ Key Players

Kane Williamson Stats

Last 5 Test performances Performances against South Africa in Tests Test Batting Average in New Zealand Test Scores at the Bay Oval Captain or Vice-captain choice
11, 13, 11, 104, 215 665 runs in 10 matches 66.67 0, 6, 21, 129

Devon Conway Stats

Last 5 Test performances Performances against South Africa in Tests Test Batting Average in New Zealand Test Scores at the Bay Oval Captain or Vice-captain choice
2, 11, 22, 12, 78 144 runs in 2 matches 49.30 2, 77, 13, 122

SA Playing 11

  1. Neil Brand (C)
  2. Zubayr Hamza
  3. Keegan Petersen
  4. David Bedingham
  5. Khaya Zondo
  6. Raynard van Tonder
  7. Clyde Fortuin (WK)
  8. Dane Piedt
  9. Duanne Olivier
  10. Tshepo Moreki
  11. Dane Paterson

South Africa Team News

  • Any update will be added.

SA Key Players

Zubayr Hamza Stats

Last 5 Test performances Performances against New Zealand in Tests Test Batting Average in New Zealand Test Scores at the Bay Oval Captain or Vice-captain choice
6, 25, 2, 10, 18 31 runs in 1 match 15.50 N/A

Neil Brand Stats

First Class Matches Total Runs and Wickets FC Batting and Bowling Average Test Scores at the Bay Oval Captain or Vice-captain choice
51 2906 runs and 72 Wickets 39.27 & 30.81 N/A

Who will win Today’s match between New Zealand and South Africa?

  • New Zealand have won four of their last five matches.
  • South Africa have won three of their last five matches and lost only one.
  • South Africa have won two and New Zealand have won only one of the last five meetings between the two sides.
  • However, South Africa have a highly inexperienced side for this tour and New Zealand are expected to brush them aside easily.

As per our prediction, New Zealand are expected to win this match.

NZ vs SA Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: T Latham

Batsmen: K Williamson, D Conway, K Petersen, Z Hamza

All-rounder: D Mitchell, N Brand

Bowlers: M Henry, T Southee, N Wagner, D Olivier

Who are the Best Captain Options for NZ vs SA Dream11 Team

For Small League, Head to Head contest: Kane Williamson, Zubayr Hamza

For Grand League, Mega Contest: Matt Henry, Devon Conway

What are NZ vs SA Fantasy Tips?

  • You could pick more pacers from New Zealand and try them as captain and vice-captain as South Africa batting is super inexperienced and they might crumble under the pressure.
  • If your SL team, pick seven players from New Zealand to be on the safer side.
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