32nd day of the ICC World Cup 2023 and the fever of the event is more intense now. We know you are also high with the event. So, we are back again with one more prediction blog. This time the fight is between New Zealand and South Africa. The two giants of the ICC World Cup event. So definitely, the fight will be more intense. Do not forget to stay tuned with sprintersgames.in & sprinters.news to get all the sports updates on time.

Date & Time:

The match will be held on 1st November 2023 at 2:00 PM (local)


The venue of the match is Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

Streaming partners:

You can watch the live match on Star Sports & Disney+Hotstar

Pitch report:

The pitch of the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune Stadium is a batting-friendly pitch. However, it also helps the spinners to an extent.

The Pune stadium has hosted only one match in the ICC World Cup 2023 so far. The last match at this venue was between India & Bangladesh. Although Bangladesh started pretty well, however, they lost the pace in between the match when the spin duo of Jadeja & Kuldeep was introduced into the attack. Team India got a smooth win with Kohli’s 100. It is important to mention that, that day India was chasing the target of 257.

In this match, South Africa can repeat this. We have high hopes for him. If he manages to repeat the performance he performed against Pakistan South Africa is winning for sure. However, if New Zealand brings in Ish Sodhi he might turn out to be their trump card.

Weather report:

According to the weather department teh highest temperature will be 33 degrees Celcius and the lowest temperature can be 20 degrees Celcius. The humidity will be around 41%, the precipitation will be around 0% and the wind speed will be around 13 km/hr.

So, we can expect a smooth & uninterrupted match.

The probable XI of South Africa & New Zealand:

South Africa:

Quinton De Kock(wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Gerald Coetzee, Tabraiz Shamsi

New Zealand:

Will Young, Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.

South Africa & New Zealand head-to-head ODI:

Total matches: 71
South Africa won: 41
New Zealand won: 25
No result: 5

However, the scenario in the ICC World Cup ODI format is just the opposite. In the World Cup ODI format, the Kiswis have a clear dominance over South Africa. South Africa & New Zealand have played 8 times total in the World Cup and New Zealand has defeated South Africa 6 times.  So, basically, it is a 6-2 lead.

Our prediction:

We predict that South Africa will win this match. The batting & spinner-friendly pitch will help them to bag a smooth win.

Final words:

Watch the match & stay tuned with sprintersgames.in & sprinters.news to get all the sports updates on time.