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ICC World Cup 2019: New Zealand vs South Africa – Pitch Report & Playing XI

ICC World Cup 2019: New Zealand vs South Africa – Pitch Report & Playing XI

Date & Time: Wednesday, 19th June, 3:00 PM IST

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

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The New Zealand Vs South Africa match will be the first WCC 2019 match to be held at the Edgbaston, Birmingham stadium. The other matches scheduled here are India vs England, New Zealand vs Pakistan, India vs Bangladesh and the second semi-final match. Watch this match live starting at 3:00 PM IST on 19th June 2019.

NEW ZEALAND

Undefeated and currently positioned at no.2, New Zealand won all their three games against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan. Given the spin-friendly surface, there might be an interest in the team to bring Ish Sodhi. But that would mean giving away Lockie Ferguson or Matt Henry. Having regained full fitness Tim Southee is ready to play. The team has not made any changes in this tournament’s playing XI and if they do, it will be the first one.

Probable Playing XI

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi/Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

SOUTH AFRICA

Out of five games, Proteas have managed to win only one. Lungi Ngidi seems fit to play after passing health tests. Du Plessis may be looking to replace Beuran Hendricks with Ngidi.

Probable Playing XI

Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir

PITCH REPORT

There are severe chances of rain beginning at 9 AM until EOD. The weather is bound to be cloudy as the sun will remain hidden behind them. Humidity is predicted to fall as the day progresses with temperatures ranging from 12 to 15 degrees Celsius. The team that batted first, has won 24 out of the 51 ODIs held here. The average score was at 295 runs in the last five ODIs played here. After winning the toss, though, both the teams may want to field first.

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