New Zealand and South Africa are set to clash at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Wednesday in the 32nd match of the 2023 ODI World Cup.
Both teams are in the running for a spot in the semi-finals, making this match highly anticipated. The game is expected to be a contest between the batsmen of both sides. In the ongoing World Cup, the pitch in Pune has been good for batting.
South Africa come into the match with momentum, having secured a thrilling victory against Pakistan.
In their previous game, New Zealand convincingly defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets, chasing down a target of 246 runs in 42.5 overs.
However, New Zealand will be without their regular captain, Kane Williamson, and fast bowler Lockie Ferguson in this match. Williamson is unavailable due to an achilles injury, and his fitness will be assessed for their next match against Pakistan. There is no update on when Ferguson, who was the Player of the Match in the previous game, will return after picking up three wickets.
Ahead of the next game of Cricket World Cup 2023, here is everything you need to know.
New Zealand vs South Africa Injury Update
New Zealand will be without Kane Williamson and Lockie Ferguson, both of whom got injured in the last match. For South Africa, Kagiso Rabada will be returning for this game after missing the previous match due to a niggle.
New Zealand vs South Africa Predicted XI
South Africa: 1 Temba Bavuma (c), 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Heinrich Klaasen, 6 David Miller, 7 Marco Jansen, 8 Keshav Maharaj, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Gerald Coetzee/Tabraiz Shamsi, 11 Lungi Ngidi
New Zealand: 1 Will Young, 2 Devon Conway, 3 Rachin Ravindra, 4 Tom Latham (c, wk), 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 Glenn Phillips, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Jimmy Neesham, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Tim Southee
New Zealand vs South Africa Match Details
Match: New Zealand vs South Africa
Date & Time: November 1, 2.00 PM IST
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
New Zealand vs South Africa Fantasy Team
Wicket-Keepers: Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen
Batters: Aiden Markram, Daryl Mitchell
All-rounders: Marco Jansen, Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra, Glenn Phillips
Bowlers: Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Tabraiz Shamsi
Captain: Quinton de Kock
Vice captain: Glenn Phillips
New Zealand vs South Africa: Pune Weather and Pitch Report
The Pune pitch is balanced but in the ongoing World Cup it has been a high-scoring venue. The average first innings total reads 294.
The weather in Pune will be warm and humid with a maximum temperature of 33 degrees Celsius. There is no rain threat.
New Zealand vs South Africa, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The match between New Zealand and South Africa will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
New Zealand vs South Africa Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up the streaming rights of the New Zealand vs South Africa match. The toss will take place at 1.30 PM IST.
New Zealand vs South Africa ODI matches Head-to-Head
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New Zealand vs South Africa match prediction
Both teams have done well in the tournament. Both have an excellent batting line-up and this game thus could be an exciting one.