CWC15 Semi Final Preview
South Africa v New Zealand
The first semi final is just around the corner and it will be New Zealand Vs South Africa at Eden Park, Auckland. Taking a look at how Blackcaps and Proteas have fared in this tournament, former has not lost a single match in this edition while the latter has lost two matches en route to the semi finals.
Taking the past records into consideration South Africa has dominated the co hosts with 36 wins out of 65 matches played between these teams. Also South Africa won the latest bilateral series of 3 matches played between these two teams in South Africa by a margin of 2-0.
In individual performances from both teams, Martin Guptill (498 runs), AB Devilliers (417 runs), Trent Boult (19 wickets) and Imran Tahir (15 wickets) have been to the fore for their respective teams. With the pitch expected to assist the pacers in the semi finals, bowlers like Morne Mrokel, Dale Steyn, Tren Boult, Tim Southee and Adam Milne will interesting look outs. Spinners too will be a treat to watch as Vettori (15 wickets ) has been on song with all his changes and succeeded to befuddle the batsmen. Imran Tahir (15 wickets) will be the bowler to watch not only for his bowling but for his celebrations too.
In the batting line up the match will be boasted by batsmen like Brendon McCullum, AB Devilliers, HashimAmla and Kane Williamson (who is due a big one in this CWC15). It will be interesting to watch AB Devilliers play against a bowling line which has been the most potent one in the tournament.
Fielding too has been the best by these two teams in the tournament with the likes AB Devilliers and Brendon McCullum on show.
It will be a blockbuster game of the tournament and one of these two will go on to play their first finals ever of World Cup. Tune in to the game on Tuesday.