Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Zealand vs South Africa Preview:head to head at World Cup

New Zealand vs South Africa Preview,head to head record, live score
Cricket world cup 2015,South Africa vs New Zealand preview and head to head record at World cup. The first semi finals of this tournament will start tomorrow at 01:00 GMT, 6:30 am IST. 

Team New Zealand: One of the unbeaten side in this world cup besides India, New Zealand is very strong contender to lift the title. Using home advantage they won all matches comfortably. Brendon McCullum who was in super for, Martin Guptill who came back to form after 237 against West Indies is key to their success plus Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson and Cory Anderson all can hit the bull eye. In bowling department, Trent Boult ruling the New Zealand bowling by scalping opposite team top order, Daniel Vettori is key in middle overs. How far Middle order get succeeded if top order fails is big worry for New Zealand as in most of matches openers scored runs. 

New Zealand likely final team: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (capt), Kane Williamson(vice capt), Corey Anderson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi (wicket-keeper), Daniel Vettori, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, 

Team South Africa: Winnings four matches and losing to India and Pakistan, South Africa is very strong team with AB de Villiers, David Miller, Hashim Amla, J P Duminy, and Faf Du Plessis in batting. In bowling department, Dale Steyn, Kyle Abbot and Morne Markel scalping wickets regularly for South Africa. Imran Tahir, the top rated Spin bowler taking wickets at regular intervals. Losing the matches from which they can win is a big worry for them. 

South Africa likely final team: Quinton de Kock (wicket keeper), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (captain) , Rilee Rossouw, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Kyle Abbott. 

Head to Head in ODI’s: 

Played: 65 matches 

South Africa won: 36 matches 

New Zealand won: 20 matches 

Tie/No-result: 9 matches 

Head to Head record in world cup 

Played: 6 matches 

New Zealand won: 4 matches 

South Africa won: 2 matches 

Tie/No-result: 0 

Matches details between them in world cup: 

In 1992, Auckland, New Zealand won by 6 wickets. 

In 1996, Faisalabad, South Africa won by 5 wickets.

In 1999, Birmingham, South Africa won by 74 runs.

In 2003, Johannesburg New Zealand won by 9 wickets(D/L method).

In 2007, Grenada, New Zealand won by 5 wickets. 

In 2011,Dhaka, New Zealand won by 49 runs.

Important point: both team reached 9 times to semi finals, did not make to finals

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