New Zealand vs South Africa match preview: DKODING Pitch Report and Team news
New Zealand takes on South Africa in match number 25 of the ICC World Cup on Wednesday.
The Kiwis are yet to lose a tie in this World Cup, whereas, South Africa are in a must-win scenario. It promises to be a close battle at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
Head-to-head records between the two sides
The two teams have faced each other on seven occasions in the World Cup. New Zealand have a clear advantage over the Proteas (5-2).
Their last meeting was during the 2015 World Cup. NZ won that match by four wickets (D/L method).
Overall in ODIs, the Kiwis have pocketed 23 matches, whereas SA have won 41 times. Five matches didn’t produce a result.
Edgbaston: A look at the ground
According to reports, a bit of rain could welcome both teams at the start of the day. It’s expected to be cloudy, as the track will assist pacers.
As the day progresses, dry conditions and a brighter sky will welcome the players.
New Zealand may not be the best team at the World Cup but right now, at least they’re the luckiest.