New Zealand and South Africa will lock horns in the 25th match of the ICC World Cup 2019. The Blackcaps have had a good start to the tournament as they had won their opening three matches. However, their last match against India was washed off due to rain. We take a look at New Zealand’s Predicted Playing XI and Analysis.
On the other hand, South Africa hasn’t had a great start to the ODI showpiece. The Proteas had savoured their maiden win of the tourney against Afghanistan and they would like to build on the momentum. South Africa also received Lungi Ngidi boost ahead of the match.
Here is New Zealand’s Predicted Playing XI:
The right-hander was dismissed for a golden duck in the previous match against Afghanistan. Thus, Guptill will aim to make a solid comeback.
The southpaw had scored 22 runs in the last match against the Afghan team. The left-hander will look to provide a good start to his team.
The New Zealand captain had scored a fine knock of 79 runs against Afghanistan. Hence, the talisman will like to continue his good form going.
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The experienced right-handed batsman scored 48 runs in the previous match. Ross Taylor has been the fulcrum of New Zealand’s batting and he is going to hold the key.
The southpaw batsman hasn’t had a lot of opportunities to bat in the tournament. The left-hander is a technically strong batsman and he would like to deliver the goods.
The all-rounder had scalped five wickets in the previous match against Afghanistan. The all-rounder will look to continue his good form going.
Colin de Grandhomme
The gentle medium pacer had scalped one wicket in the last match. Grandhomme will like to provide the finishing touches to the team’s total.
The southpaw all-rounder has done a good for New Zealand. Santner did not bowl in the last match but is going to be a useful asset for the team.
The gun fast bowler had gone wicketless in the previous match. Henry has scalped seven wickets in the tournament thus far and he would like to continue his good form going.
The fast bowler had scalped four wickets in the last game against Afghanistan. The fiery fast bowler has taken eight wickets thus far in the tournament.
The New Zealand pack leader hasn’t amongst the wickets like his teammate bowlers. However, Boult was economical in the last game.