NZ vs RSA Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 12, 2024

South Africans are currently visiting New Zealand for a bilateral test series. New Zealand won the series' first game with a handsome margin of 281 runs. The second test will be played at Seddon Park, in Hamilton. In this post, let's peek at the betting tips, pitch report, and match prediction for this game.

New Zealand vs South Africa Head-To-Head

The South Africa and New Zealand teams have played against each other in 48 test matches. The New Zealand team has won six games, while South Africans have won as many as 26. Sixteen games ended in a draw.

New Zealand vs South Africa Live Streaming and Broadcast

The live broadcast of this game between South Africa and New Zealand will not be available in India on any of the channels. But the live streaming of this game will be available on Amazon Prime through their site and app. 

Cricket betting tips and match prediction for NZ vs SA 2nd Test 2024

NZ vs RSA Team Previews

New Zealand

The New Zealand test team hammered the Proteas in the first test of this series. They now have an unassailable 1-0 lead in the two-test series. The win margin would have bolstered the Kiwi players for this second test. In the recent past for New Zealand, in their test match format, Kane Williams has been the leading run-getter. He has piled up 845 runs in his last 13 innings with an average of 70.41. Daryl Mitchell scored 505 runs from his previous 13 innings with an average of 45.90. 

Devon Conway has also done a reasonable job. The veteran pace bowler Tim Southee is bowling well for New Zealand in their last few games. He has picked up 22 scalps from his previous 14 innings with an average of 29.09. Matt Henry is the next bowler on the list who has picked up 21 wickets from his last eight efforts in the field with an average of 23.47. Another bowler doing well is Ajaz Patel. He has picked up 14 wickets from his last four innings with an average of 23.92. These are the go-to players for New Zealand in the second test.

New Zealand Playing 11

Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Rachin Ravindra, Will Young, Tom Blundell, Glenn Phillips, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, William O'Rourke.

South Africa

If you look at the record of these two teams against each other in the last five encounters, you will find the head-to-head tied at two wins each. One game ended in a draw. In the first game played in Mount Maunganui, the New Zealand team batted first to score 511 runs all out. Then, the Kiwi bowlers bundled out the inexperienced South African team for a score of 162 runs. The New Zealanders set a target of 529 runs for the South Africans. This was too much for them and although they batted better in the second innings, they could manage 247 runs all out.

Dane Patterson was the best bowler for South Africa in New Zealand's first innings. He picked up five wickets for 98 runs from his 32 overs. Duanne Olivier also picked up three wickets for 119 runs, and Tshepo Moreki picked up two. Keegen Peterson was the top run-getter for South Africa in their first innings, scoring 45 runs from 132 balls. None of the South African bowlers could pick up more than one wicket during the Kiwi's second innings. David Bedingham was the top run-getter for South Africa in their second inning, scoring 87 runs with 13 fours and three sixes.

South Africa Playing 11

Clyde Fortuin, Neil Brand, Raynard van Tonder, Zubayr Hamza, David Bedingham, Keegan Petersen, Ruan de Swardt, Shaun von Berg, Dane Piedt, Tshepo Moreki, Dane Paterson.

NZ vs RSA Toss Prediction

There is a distinct possibility of getting moisture in the track on day one of this test. So, the captains winning the toss will likely bowl first on this track to take advantage of the conditions. The playing surface will gradually become better as the game progresses.

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

Pitch and Conditions

The Hamilton venue of Seddon Park is a balanced wicket for cricket. The fast bowlers can take advantage of the conditions with the new ball early on. You can expect scores of close to 350 runs from the game's first two innings. As the game progresses, the wicket might get slower and assist the spinners on day four onwards.

It is expected that the ground located at Seddon Park in Hamilton will be sunny and bright for the most part. But some intermittent showers are expected on the 4th day of the game, where the rain might cause a stoppage in play.

NZ vs RSA Betting Tips

After the resounding thrashing the South Africans received in the first test, it is unlikely that they will recover fast enough to win this second test. On the other hand, the New Zealanders will be buoyed by the convincing victory and try to wrap up the series 2-0. We will bet with New Zealand to win this contest.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Devon Conway to emerge as the top batter for New Zealand in their first innings and score over 37 runs.



Deveon Conway is a versatile cricketer and a terrific batter. You can bet on him to score over 37 runs in the first innings for New Zealand.

  1. 1xBet


    New Zealand to win the coin flip.



There is no reason why the New Zealand captain will win the toss, but he is having a good time in the series currently, so we expect the New Zealand team might get lucky and win this flip.

  1. 10CRIC


    Matt Henry to emerge as the leading bowler for New Zealand.



Matt Henry has been a potent force for New Zealand in their bowling department. You can bet on Henry to emerge as the leading bowler in this contest.

  1. Rajabets


    Tom Latham to emerge as the top batter for New Zealand and score over 35 runs in the first innings.



Tom Lathan appeared in good touch in the first match. You can bet on him to score over 35 runs in the first innings.

Today Match Prediction

New Zealand To Win the Match, 1.15

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Who will win NZ vs RSA

New Zealand 70.0% (21)
South Africa 30.0% (9)
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