Match 32: NZ vs SA| Match Analysis| Pitch Report| Best 11

The 32nd match of the tournament will be played between New Zealand (NZ) and South Africa (SA).

Current Standings:

PositionTeamsPointsNet Run Rate
2ndSouth Africa102.032
3rdNew Zealand81.232

South Africa (SA) Analysis:

This team has provided a perfect nightmare to the bowlers. When they batted first they set up their mind that they had to score a minimum 300+ runs. Their batters are in tremendous form and during the bowling they provided early break-throughs to their team. In this World Cup they already created many records and might be more coming in upcoming matches.     

Tournament performance so far:

Match NumberOpponentsResult
4th MatchSri LankaWon by 102 runs
10th MatchAustraliaWon by 134 runs
15th MatchNetherlandsLost by 38 runs
20th MatchEnglandWon by 229 runs
23rd MatchBangladeshWon by 149 runs
26th MatchPakistanWon by 1 wicket

Quinton de Kock is looking in his best form and has already hit 3 centuries in 6 matches. He is currently leading the chart with 431 runs with an average of 71.83. He already announced that it will be his last World Cup and he is performing like that. Temba Bavuma, the leader of the side, still hasn’t shown any dominating performance. He has got quite a solid start in a few matches but unable to convert that into a big one. He is yet to cross the 50 runs mark. His highest score is 35 runs which was against Australia. 

Reeza Hendricks played just two matches and was included when Bavuma didn’t play. He scored brilliant 85 runs against England. Rassie van der Dussen started the tournament with a century and has scored 220 runs till now. Except for his century he made a solid half century against England but in the remaining matches he didn’t capitalize it well and got out early.  

Aiden Markram is playing in beast mode. Till now he has hit 1 century and 3 half centuries. Scored 356 runs with an impressive strike rate of 115.96. He is showing his destruction from the start and has played an impactful innings. Heinrich Klaasen has been seen in monstrous form in this tournament, having scored 300 runs with a strike rate of 149.25. Also has 1 century and 1 half century to his name till now. 

David Miller most came to bat in the death overs and he has some hard hitting shown by him in this tournament. Despite his hard hitting he is yet to score a half century. Marco Jansen has been the most successful bowler from the side. He grabbed 13 wickets till now and took wickets in every match till now. Also with the bat he had scored a brilliant 75 runs against England in just 42 balls. 

Gerald Coetzee played his first World Cup and was justifying his role by taking 12 wickets till now. But the only thing that needs to be worried about is his economy which is 6.95. This needs to be more economical along with the wicket taking ability. Keshav Maharaj is basically a bowler but can bat well and this shows in the last match against Pakistan where he hit the winning boundary and won the close encounter match. He took 7 wickets till now. 

Kagiso Rabada has 10 wickets in his pocket. He is one of the deadliest bowlers in the world and can be more dangerous in the death overs. Lungi Ngidi also carries decent experience and is a hard bowler in the starting overs. He got 7 wickets till now and his spell against Aussies where the batters find it difficult to play against him. 

Tabraiz Shamsi just played 2 matches and got 6 wickets to his name. In the last match against Pakistan he was awarded Player of the Match for his brilliant 4 wickets. Lizaad Williams played just one match which was against Bangladesh where he got 2 wickets.         

Predicted 11 for the Match:

Temba Bavuma ©, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klassen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee. 

New Zealand (NZ) Analysis:

Kiwis started their journey with 4 wins in 4 matches but in the last 2 matches they got defeated. Their last match, which was against Australia, was a close contest where Aussies got the upper hand as they won it by 5 runs in a high scoring match. They are one of the strong contenders for the semi finals and wanted to represent it in the same way.    

Tournament performance so far:

Match NumberOpponentsResult
1st MatchEnglandWon by 9 wickets
6th MatchNetherlandsWon by 99 runs
11th MatchBangladeshWon by 8 wickets
16th MatchAfghanistanWon by 149 runs
21st MatchIndiaLost  by 4 wickets
27th MatchAustraliaLost  by 5 runs

Devon Conway started the tournament with a brilliant 152 runs but after that he did not even cross the 50 runs mark. Till now he has 277 runs and due to his century in the first match he maintains his average more than 50 (55.40). Will Young  has scored 2 half centuries in the tournament. His highest score was 70 runs which came against Netherlands. He is giving his team a solid start and helps in maintaining a healthy run rate. 

Kane Williamson played only one match against Bangladesh where he scored 78 runs, but got injured in that match and was again out from the playing 11. He consistently helps the team during the drinks break and comes to the players and cheers them up. Rachin Ravindra is playing his dream opening World Cup  by scoring 406 runs in 6 matches with 2 centuries and 2 half centuries. Averaging 81.2 with the bat. He is the leading run maker from the team. 

Daryl Mitchell is performing consistently for his team. He is a great batter in the middle order and has contributed 322 runs which includes 1 century and 2 half centuries. He has a brilliant average of 80.5. He can be highly aggressive if he gets going. Tom Latham is leading the team in absence of Williamson. He scored 147 runs with 2 half centuries. Glenn Phillips though is known for his hard hitting skills but was brilliant with the ball against Australia in the last match where he got 3 wickets by giving away just 37 runs in a batting paradise. 

James Neesham batted for the first time in the last match against Aussies where he scored 58 runs and took his team almost to a great win but failed. He replaced Mark Chapman in the squad. Mitchell Santner is performing consistently and has taken 14 wickets in 6 matches. He is currently the leading wicket taker from the team and has the ability to make runs in lower down the order. 

Matt Henry grabbed 11 wickets in the World Cup. In the last three matches he only got 3 wickets. His economy is under 6 (5.82). Trent Boult uses his experience and gets 9 wickets in the tournament. In the last match against Australia he was bashed hard in the starting but he bounced back and got 3 wickets. Lockie Ferguson helped the previous two pacers by taking 8 wickets in the tournament. He has a sheer pace and can easily trouble the opposition with his bouncers.      

Predicted 11 for the Match:

Tom Latham (c/wk), Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson.  

Pitch Report and Weather Report:

The match will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association, Pune. This pitch is a paradise for the batters and can score easy runs. While the pacers will get some early swing in the pitch and a result they might get some wickets early on. 

Weather will remain sunny as the temperature will reach up to 33 degree celsius during the daytime while it will drop down to 19 degree celsius during evening. No rain is expected and the humidity will be less than 50%. 

Head to head (NZ vs SA) in the World Cup:

They played 8 matches against each other in the World Cup

Matches won62
Highest score299306
Lowest score177172

Best 11 for the match:

Quinton de Kock, Devon Conway, Aiden Markram, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Marco Jansen, Trent Boult, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada.

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