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NZ vs SA Today Match Prediction and Betting Odds | ICC World Cup 2019

By Shalini Singh @Shalini_Singh15

NZ vs SA Today Match Prediction and Betting Odds | ICC World Cup 2019

NZ vs SA

Unbeaten New Zealand will take on beleaguered South Africa for the 24th match of the ICC World Cup 2019. South Africa managed to seal their first victory of the tournament against Afghanistan but they will be up against Kane Williamson’s men in Edgbaston.

Venue and Timings

When: June 18, 03:00 pm

Where: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

South Africa look to break the jinx

For Blackcaps the story has been so far, so good. With an eye on the semi-finalists spot, they would take on South Africa who have had a tumultuous journey so far. They have won three of their games against  Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and their last game against India was washed out due to rain.

South Africa have garnered their solitary win against Afghanistan but they would hope to make it two when they meet New Zealand. They would hope to leave the history behind as they have never beaten their counterparts in last twenty years.

Form Guide

South Africa WLLLW

New Zealand WWWWW

Key Stats:

  • Colin Munro is one of the fastest starters of the game with his strike rate being 106.2 in first 20 balls. However, he can struggle against spin as he averages 22.2 against slow bowlers.
  • The chasing side has won three of the last five ODIs in Edgbaston. Skippers choose to bowl after winning the toss.
  • Although South Africa have a better head-to-head record against New Zealand in the ODIs, (40 out of 70) they have lost five of their seven World Cup encounters against them.

Betting Odds

Betfair: South Africa 11/10, New Zealand 8/11

Skybet: South Africa 11/10, New Zealand 8/11

Ladbrokes: South Africa 11/10, New Zealand 8/11

The books are predicting a win for New Zealand

Squads NZ vs SA

New Zealand

Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi,  Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor

South Africa

Faf du Plessis (c), Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi

Shalini Singh @Shalini_Singh15

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