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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: New Zealand vs South Africa, Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, Warmup Match

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MATCH PREVIEW

New Zealand will face the Proteas in the warmup game. This match will provide the sides to try different things before the big matches. New Zealand lost the final of the Tri-series against Pakistan. South Africa were comprehensively beaten by India 2-1. Both teams will be looking to start fresh and build momentum before the tournament.

South Africa would be concerned about the skipper’s form. The trio of fast bowlers: Ngidi, Rabada, and Nortje will be a handful on the fast Australian pitches. New Zealand will have a new opening pair in contrast to the previous World Cup. Conway and Finn opened the innings in the Tri-series held at home. Runs from the middle order are crucial for the Blackcaps to go all the way in the tournament.

South Africa will clash against New Zealand on 17th October at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane. The match will start at 9:30 AM IST. It will be a mouth-watering contest between the two star-studded teams.

MATCH DETAILS

Match: South Africa vs New Zealand

Venue: Allan Border Stadium, Brisbane.

Date and Time: October 17, 9:30 AM IST

Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Hotstar

PITCH REPORT

The pitch is conducive for everyone. Bowlers get swing and seam movement throughout the match. The batsmen get value for their shots. Teams winning the toss should look to bowl first and exploit the fresh pitch.

PROBABLE XI

New Zealand

Devon Conway, Finn Allen, MJ Guptill, Kane Williamson(C), Michael Bracewell, DJ Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Trent Boult, Tim Southee

South Africa

DA Miller, RR Hendricks, RR Rossouw, T Bavuma(C), AK Markram, WD Parnell, Q de Kock, K Rabada, T Shamsi, A Nortje, KA Maharaj

PREDICTED WINNER

South Africa have a scary bowling lineup and a reliable middle order. New Zealand knows how to perform in big tournaments. But South Africa looks more threatening. They start as favorites.

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