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New Zealand vs South Africa Predictions: Cricket World Cup betting tips, news, lineups

By Andrew Francis

Published: 12:44, 30 October 2023

Two teams in pole position to qualify for the semi-finals clash on Wednesday morning when New Zealand and South Africa meet in Pune. 

South Africa have won five of their six matches and currently sit in second place in the group, whilst New Zealand have lost their last two matches, after winning their first four, and sit in third place.

New Zealand vs South Africa Betting Tips

South Africa to take huge step towards qualification

It’s not been a great couple of games for New Zealand, with losses against India and Australia ending their unbeaten start to the Cricket World Cup. South Africa’s sole loss came in a shock defeat to Netherlands, but that game aside the Proteas have been in fantastic form, winning all five of their other matches.

This could be another tough match for New Zealand, who are at risk of slipping out of the top four. A loss here, and a win for Sri Lanka against India or Afghanistan against Netherlands, would mean there are just two points between the nations in the battle for a semi-final berth.

South Africa come into the game as slight favourites and they should come away with the victory, all but sealing their place in the final four.


New Zealand vs South Africa team news

Both sides have named their 15 man squads for the Cricket World Cup. Here are the details of the players who will line up on Wednesday:

New Zealand: Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Kane Williamson, Will Young.

South Africa: Temba Bavuma, Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.