Match 25 of ICC Cricket World Cup will be seen the battle between two teams, one of who is still unbeaten in the tournament whereas another is currently struggling to win matches – New Zealand and South Africa respectively at Edgbaston, Birmingham. So far in 2019 World Cup, New Zealand have won against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan while their last game against India was called off. On the other hand, South Africa only won against Afghanistan in their 5 games.
Lungi Ngidi passed a fitness test and expected to join the team for the game while no injury scare from New Zealand side.
Predicted Playing 11
New Zealand: 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: 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
Weather and pitch report
Though alight showers are forecast around noon, that wouldn’t affect much in the game. Batsmen are expected to get help from the pitch.
Both the teams have met 7 times in the history of ICC World Cup where New Zealand won 5 times and South Africa 2. That clearly shows the dominance of the Kiwis. Both the teams, however, will try to keep their winning momentum on.
In the Dream 11 team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match, Quinton de Kock has been chosen the wicketkeeper, keeping his current form in mind. He can score big as well as able to provide a flying start to his team.
Five batsmen have been selected on this Dream 11 team, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis and Colin Munro. Guptill, Williamson, Munro all are in the form where they have already scored the fifties. Although Faf du Plessis is in runs, Hashim Amla still yet to leave his mark in the tournament.
The Dream 11 team also consists of two all-rounders, named James Neesham and Andile Phehlukwayo. Both of them are performing constantly with both bat and ball. Neesham has taken 6 wickets so far which included a 5-wicket haul against Afghanistan.
Three bowlers have been named in the Dream 11 team, Lockie Ferguson, Kagiso Rabada and Beuran Hendricks. While Ferguson bagged 8 wickets, including a 4-wicket haul against Afghanistan, Rabada is one of the key players for South Africa. On the other hand, Hendricks is expected to do well.
Captain and vice-captain
Faf du Plessis and Kane Williamson have been chosen the captain and vice-captain of the Dream 11 team respectively of ES.