Match Prediction NZ vs SA – November 1 – ICC Cricket World Cup

South Africa appears to have a slight advantage leading into the game based on their recent performances and match-winning individual contributions.

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Match Details 

Teams: New Zealand vs South Africa,

Match number: 32nd match

Series: ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023

Ground: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium

Hours of play: 08:30 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL

Match day: November 1, 2023

New Zealand vs South Africa Betting Odds

New Zealand ODISouth Africa ODI

Probable Playing XIs

New Zealand

Tom Latham (c), Devon Conway, Will Young, Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Trent Boult, Matt Henry.

New Zealand Cricket team

South Africa

Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram (c), Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.


Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

For New Zealand: Rachin Ravindra has emerged as a standout performer for New Zealand, and he will be pivotal in the middle order. With 406 runs in 6 matches, including a brilliant century in the last game, Ravindra has showcased his ability to anchor the innings. His form with the bat is a significant asset to the Kiwis.

For South Africa: Quinton de Kock has been in sensational form in the tournament. He stands as the leading run-scorer, having amassed an impressive 431 runs in 6 games. De Kock boasts an average of 81.40 and a striking strike rate of 117.12, making him a formidable force at the top of the order. With three centuries under his belt, he is the talisman for the Proteas.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

For New Zealand: Trent Boult, often regarded as one of the premier new-ball bowlers of his generation, carries a rich history against South Africa in ODI World Cups. His opening spells have been instrumental in New Zealand’s success, particularly against the Proteas.

For South Africa: Kagiso Rabada is one of the leading wicket-takers for South Africa in this tournament. His ability to swing the ball both ways and his exceptional skills at the death overs make him a key player for South Africa.

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

Winner TeamResultDateMatchTournament
New ZealandNew Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)19-Jun-201925th match, BirminghamICC Cricket World Cup
South AfricaSouth Africa won by 6 wickets (with 106 balls remaining)04-Mar-20175th ODI (D/N), AucklandSouth Africa tour of New Zealand
New ZealandNew Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)01-Mar-20174th ODI (D/N), HamiltonSouth Africa tour of New Zealand
South AfricaSouth Africa won by 159 runs25-Feb-20173rd ODI (D/N), WellingtonSouth Africa tour of New Zealand
New ZealandNew Zealand won by 6 runs22-Feb-20172nd ODI, ChristchurchSouth Africa tour of New Zealand

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of New Zealand

October 28, 202327th Match, New Zealand vs AustraliaAustralia won by 5 runs
October 22, 202321st Match, New Zealand vs IndiaIndia won by 4 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
October 18, 202316th Match, New Zealand vs AfghanistanNew Zealand won by 149 runs
October 13, 202311th Match, New Zealand vs BangladeshNew Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 43 balls remaining)
October 09, 20236th Match, New Zealand vs NetherlandsNew Zealand won by 99 runs

Last 5 Games of South Africa

October 27, 202326th Match, South Africa vs PakistanSouth Africa won by 1 wicket (with 16 balls remaining)
October 24, 202323rd Match, South Africa vs BangladeshSouth Africa won by 149 runs
October 21, 202320th Match, South Africa vs EnglandSouth Africa won by 229 runs
October 17, 202315th Match, South Africa vs NetherlandsNetherlands won by 38 runs
October 12, 202310th Match, South Africa vs AustraliaSouth Africa won by 134 runs

Information About Injuries in Teams 

As per the latest reports, New Zealand player Bracewell is out of the event with a ruptured Achilles injury while playing in the T20 Blast and is set to be sidelined for 6 to 8 months.

There are no reported injuries for the South African team.

New Zealand vs South Africa: Winning Prediction

Upon analyzing the recent performances of both teams, it’s clear that the match will be a closely fought encounter. South Africa, with three consecutive wins, look to be in dominating form. Their comprehensive victories over Pakistan, Bangladesh, and England illustrate their aggressive play and a well-rounded team. In contrast, New Zealand, despite a couple of losses, demonstrated their resilience with a massive 149-run victory against Afghanistan and an 8-wicket triumph over Bangladesh.

The Kiwis’ track record against South Africa in the recent head-to-head encounters is also noteworthy with three wins out of the last five matches. However, South Africa’s current form gives them a slight edge over their adversaries. Crucial performances from Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada have propelled the Proteas to the front foot in the tournament.

While New Zealand’s Trent Boult and Rachin Ravindra are in spectacular form, they will need to bring their A-game to the fore against a resurgent South African team. In light of these reasons, despite the formidable opposition from New Zealand, South Africa appears to have a slight advantage leading into the game based on their recent performances and match-winning individual contributions.

Report About The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium

The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, also known as the MCA Stadium, is an international cricket stadium located in Pune, Maharashtra, India, it has a seating capacity of 37,406.

The stadium is situated on the outskirts of the city limit of Pune in Gahunje village near the Mumbai–Pune Expressway. It is owned and operated by the Maharashtra Cricket Association. It is the home ground of the Maharashtra cricket team and Maharashtra women’s cricket team and is the headquarters of the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA).

The stadium was established in 2012 and was inaugurated by then ICC president Sharad Pawar, it was designed by Michael Hopkins of Hopkins architects. The venue hosted its first-ever international match in December 2012, its first-ever T20I match was in December 2012 (between India-England) and the first-ever Test in February 2017. The arena is set to host 5 games of the 2023 ICC World Cup, including the India – Bangladesh game.

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About ICC Cricket World Cup

The ICC Cricket World Cup stands as the premier international championship for One Day International (ODI) cricket. Organized by the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament takes place every four years. It is celebrated as one of the most-watched sporting events globally and is regarded by the ICC as the flagship event of the international cricket calendar.

The current format involves a qualification phase spanning the preceding three years, determining the teams that earn the right to compete in the tournament phase. In this phase, 10 teams, including the host nation, compete for the coveted title, with matches taking place at venues within the host nation over the course of about a month.

Australia boasts the most World Cup victories, having clinched the title five times. India and West Indies have each triumphed twice, while Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England have secured the championship once each. The reigning champions are England, who claimed the title in the 2019 World Cup edition.

Rudra Chanda