NZ vs RSA Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Nov 01, 2023

New Zealand and South Africa will contest the 32nd match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup. The Black Caps and Proteas currently occupy second and third position, respectively, in the 10-team tournament's standings. Victory in this match would all but guarantee either team a semi-final berth.

South Africa will go into this fixture on the back of recent victory over Pakistan, while New Zealand lost to Australia. Let's see what the betting odds and cricket markets have in store for Wednesday's key World Cup fixture in Pune, India.

New Zealand vs South Africa head-to-head record

New Zealand have three wins to South Africa's two in their last five ODI meetings. Their last three ODIs were won by the team batting second. Overall, South Africa have beaten New Zealand 41 times in ODI cricket - and New Zealand have won on 25 occasions.

New Zealand and South Africa live streaming and broadcast

You can watch this match and the rest of the Cricket World Cup on the Star Sports Network and their Disney+ Hotstar streaming app in India. The tournament is also being broadcast on free-to-air channels by Doordarshan.

NZ vs RSA Team Previews

New Zealand

New Zealand's campaign started with four consecutive wins against England, Netherlands, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. But they Kiwis have since slipped to successive defeats to India and Australia. A third defeat in a row could really hurt their push for a semi-final berth.

Opener Rachin Ravindra and all-rounder Daryl Mitchell are the Kiwis' leading run-scorers at this tournament. Ravindra has 406 runs in six innings - and Mitchell 322 for five. Their individual and collective contributions have been vital in the absence of the injured Kane Williamson.

Bowling-wise, seamer Matt Henry and spinner Mitchell Santner have been outstanding for the Black Caps. They have shared 25 wickets this tournament. Henry's extra bounce and carry, coupled with Santner's varied pace and turn, should pose a significant threat to the Proteas.

New Zealand will be hard pressed against a Proteas outfit brimming with confidence after triumphing in a tough challenge against Pakistan. The Black Caps, though, have made somewhat of a habit of derailing South Africa at major International Cricket Council tournaments.

New Zealand Playing 11

Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

South Africa

South Africa have managed to shake off defeat to the Netherlands by beating England, Bangladesh and Pakistan in succession. Their most recent win was effectively the closest of the lot - and perhaps steeled them for the rest of the round-robin stage of the tournament.

The Proteas have three of the top 10 run-scorers at the 2023 Cricket World Cup. Trio Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klaasen have batted aggressively - and given South Africa three of the six highest totals at this tournament so far.

South Africa will remain without the injured Sisanda Magala and Anrich Nortje. Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada missed the match against Pakistan due to injury. It'll be interesting to see if he returns for this fixture. Captain Temba Bavuma, meanwhile, has recovered after missing two matches due to illness.

Fast bowlers Gerald Coetzee and Marco Jansen are the team's leading wicket-takers at this World Cup. Jansen has 13 wickets to Coetzee's 12, while Rabada has 10. Each of the three are averaging in the early 20s. Spinner Tabraiz Shamsi will likely be retained in the XI after taking four wickets against Pakistan.

South Africa Playing 11

Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi.

NZ vs RSA Toss Prediction

The first two matches in Pune at this tournament saw one toss-winning captain opt to bat first and another bowl first. In the last seven ODIs here, the team to win the toss have opted to bowl first five times.

The square boundaries are short at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Each are under 70 metres. The team to bat first can look to capitalise on those, particularly during the opening powerplay and closing throes of the innings.


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

In Pune's first match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup. Bangladesh reached a first-innings total of 256 for eight. While India were unable to bowl the opposition out, they chased down a 257-run target with 51 balls to spare. 

Captain Rohit Sharma insisted India's bowlers needed to quickly understand what lines and lengths needed to be deployed in Pune recently, while centurion Virat Kohli labelled the pitch "good" - and appreciated the value for shot selection.

It's well worth playing two, perhaps three, specialist spinners here. Teams generally don't open the bowling with a spinner in ODIs as much as they do in T20I cricket, but it could be a good tactic here, especially against batters wanting pace on the ball.

There is no rain predicted for the days leading into this match. The weather forecast suggests dry conditions on matchday, too. We should get a full fixture in here. Humidity and temperature levels will be high.

NZ vs RSA Betting Tips

New Zealand have lost momentum in the wake of two successive defeats. South Africa have superior record to the Kiwis across their ODI head-to-head record. The Proteas' batting unit is in fine form.

The South Africans should win this match. They are priced as 12.73 favourites against underdogs New Zealand, who are offered at 2.20.

Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Tabraiz Shamsi to be top South Africa batter



Shamsi has only played two matches at this World Cup. He has taken six wickets in those two appearances, four of which came in the last match against Pakistan. He will probably be named in the XI again here - and can capitalise in conducive Pune conditions.

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    Rachin Ravindra to be top New Zealand batter



Ravindra is New Zealand's leading run-scorer this tournament - and among the candidates to be the top batter at the 2023 Cricket World Cup overall. His last two innings have yielded scores of 116 and 75. His momentum and motivation could keep going against South Africa.

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    Any player to score a century in the first innings



There have already been 23 centuries this World Cup. As many as 10 of those have been scored by South African and New Zealand batters. The pitch used for this match should be reasonably fresh and full runs.

Today Match Prediction

South Africa To Win the Match, 1.73

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South Africa 35.79% (131)
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