Today’s Match Prediction: New Zealand vs South Africa 1st Test Dream11 Team: NZ vs RSA Today Match Prediction, Feb 04-Feb 08, 2024 Who Will Win?
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NZ vs RSA Match Details
Match: New Zealand vs South Africa 2024
Date: Feb 04-Feb 08, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM LOCAL
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Telecast and Live Streaming: FanCode
NZ vs RSA 1st Test Preview
New Zealand will be playing its first Test of the home summer against a depleted South African side. The reality of cricket nowadays is such that domestic T20 competitions are prioritized over World Test Championship matches. The odds are very short for New Zealand, indicating they are heavy favorites. As we have seen in Test cricket over the last few days, though, do not count out any side just because it is under pressure.
NZ VS RSA TEAM PREVIEWS
New Zealand has a full-strength team available for this series. Kane Williamson is fit again and is expected to play. The same is true for Tom Blundell and Kyle Jamieson. This could be a historic series for New Zealand ad it has never beaten South Africa in a Test series before, New Zealand is also third in the WTC standings behind South Africa and this is a great opportunity to jump into the top 2.
The batting for New Zealand is quite settled and very strong. Devon Conway, Will Young, and Kane Williamson lead the charge with players like Daryll Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Tom Blundell, and perhaps Rachin Ravindra in the mix as well.
The conditions for batting are generally very favorable in New Zealand and so a number of batters will be hoping to cash in against an inexperienced South African lineup.
The bowling lineup will be led by Tim Southee who also has Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, and maybe Matt Henry for support. The final combination will depend on the conditions but we think New Zealand will be tempted to play four fast bowlers.
A strong well-settled team with no obvious weaknesses. It is easy to see why New Zealand is the heavy favorite to win this contest.
South Africa is second in the World Test Championship and would probably love to prioritize Test cricket, however, the financial realities of cricket mean that it has to leat all of its first-choice players play T20 cricket at home in the SA20.
Their squad is full of uncapped players, including their captain, and is being written off even before a single ball is bowled. We do not agree with his at all.
Not only does South Africa have a very deep talent pool in its system, it has also given its players two weeks to get used to the conditions. They have been in New Zealand for a fair bit of time and are slowly but surely getting used to the challenge ahead.
The bowling attack has a lot of experience thanks to the presence of Dane Piedt, Duanne Olivier, and Dane Paterson. They will ensure that South Africa asks tough questions of New Zealand at all stages. Tshepo Moreki is expected to take up the remaining bowling spot in the lineup.
Among the batters, Raynard van Tonder, Zubair Hamza, David Bedingham, Keegan Petersen, and Khaya Zondo have all either had a taste of international cricket or have been on the fringes of selection for quite some time. Make no mistake, this is not a batting lineup that you want to take lightly.
New Zealand vs South Africa 1st Test Pitch Report and Conditions
The Bay Oval, known for its picturesque setting, hosts this crucial test match. However, recent history hasn’t been kind to the hosts, with defeats to England and Bangladesh in the last two encounters. The Kiwis will aim to overturn this trend and reclaim their dominance at home.
NZ vs RSA Today Match Weather Report
There is some rain around in New Zealand and we could lose a lot of time over the first couple of days. The weather is expected to get better after that so enough time for a result should still be there. The pitch has some green on it and is result-oriented.
New Zealand vs South Africa Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bowl first. We have seen in New Zealand that bowlers get the most help up front and then the pitch flattens out quite quickly.
What is New Zealand vs South Africa 1st Test Score Prediction?
If NZ Bats First: 350+ Runs
If RSA Bats First: 254+ Runs
Winning Chances of NZ vs RSA?
New Zealand vs South Africa Dream11 Team Prediction
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New Zealand vs South Africa Dream11 Team Today
- Kane Williamson (C): The experienced Kiwi skipper is a must-have with his consistent batting record.
- Devon Conway: In good form and likely to open with Williamson.
- Will Young/Tom Latham: Choose one depending on New Zealand’s final XI selection.
- Keegan Petersen: South Africa’s standout batsman from their recent series against India.
- Daryl Mitchell: A crucial all-rounder for New Zealand with batting and bowling contributions.
- Mitchell Santner: Experienced left-arm spinner and useful lower-order batsman.
- Neil Brand (VC): South Africa’s captain and a promising all-rounder, though uncapped in Tests.
- Tim Southee: Experienced pacer and New Zealand’s bowling spearhead.
- Matt Henry: Another key Kiwi pacer, likely to share new-ball duties with Southee.
- Duanne Olivier: South Africa’s experienced pacer who can exploit swing and seam.
- Rachin Ravindra: Young New Zealand spinner with good recent form.
Captain & Vice-Captain:
- Option 1: Kane Williamson (C), Daryl Mitchell (VC) – Focuses on New Zealand’s batting strength.
- Option 2: Tim Southee (C), Neil Brand (VC) – Backs New Zealand’s bowling attack and South Africa’s promising leader.
NZ vs RSA Probable Playing XIs
Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Blundell, Mitchell Santner, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry.
Zubayr Hamza, Khaya Zondo, Keegan Petersen, David Bedingham, Neil Brand, Clyde Fortuin, Dane Paterson, Dane Piedt, Duanne Olivier, Mihlali Mpongwana, Tshepo Moreki.
New Zealand vs South Africa Today Match Prediction Probable Winners
We expect New Zealand to win this match