South Africa vs New Zealand
1st T20 Match Prediction 2015
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World Cup Wonders Meet Again
World Cup 2015 was won by Australia but South Africa and New Zealand were the real wonders of it due to the semi final played between these two sides. It had all the ingredients to make it a match to remember for a long time to come. The ups and downs of an exciting match, the pendulum of luck swinging from one side to the other, drama and emotions.
These two teams come together for again for a series albeit a short one which is to get underway at Kingsmead tomorrow for a T20. With T20 world cup seven months away these two teams will use these two matches as an important means to practice for the all important tournament in India next year.
New Zealand demolished Zimbabwe apart from an aberration in their first match which they lost by seven wickets. In the lone T20 they thrashed the hosts as they set them a target of 199 runs aided by a plucky knock by the debutant George Worker (62 off 37 balls).
South Africa on the other end faced a humiliating series loss against Bangladesh as they lost the three match series 2-1. Though missing their key players, AB Devilliers and Dale Steyn, they would have been disappointed by the outcome of the series.
South Africa vs New Zealand 1st T20 Team News
South Africa will be bolstered by the return of their talismanic batsman AB Devilliers. Also Morne Morkel will return to the squad adding the strength to the bowling.
South Africa (Probable XI): 1. Morne Van Wyk 2. AB De Villiers 3. Faf Du Plessis 4. JP Duminy 5. David Miller 6. Rilee Rossouw 7. David Weise 8. Wayne Parnell 9. Kyle Abbott 10. Aaron Phangiso 11. Morne Morkel
New Zealand on the other hand is without their superman Brendon McCullum. However, they need to make their resources count.
New Zealand (probable XI): 1. Martin Guptill 2. Kane Williamson 3. George Worker 4. Grant Eliott 5. Luke Ronchi 6. Colin Munro 7. James Neesham 8. Nathan McCullum 9. Adam Milne 10. Ish Sodhi 11. Mitchell Mcleneghan
South Africa vs New Zealand 1st T20 Pitch Report
Match is to be played at Kingsmead Durban which is believed to be batting paradise for the batsmen with short boundaries and good bounce in the pitch. In the last match played here between Aus and SA, latter scored 195 runs.
Last match played here between these two teams New Zealand was thrashed after they made a paltry 86.
South Africa vs New Zealand 1st T20 Winner Tip & Prediction
South Africa is 1.55 to win the match, though it is their home game but 1.55 is way too short given the lack of depth in their bowling. We back South Africa to win the match but not at these odds.