New Zealand and South Africa are set to face off in a warm-up match before featuring in the ICC ODI World Cup. Both teams will look to test their combinations in each department in the practice game, which is scheduled for October 2. The Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram will host the 50-over match. New Zealand put up a dominant performance in their previous warm-up match against Pakistan.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who has recently recovered from an ACL injury, registered a half-century in the match. The right-handed batter showcased his class during the 50-ball innings, scoring 54 runs. The other Kiwi batters also appeared in swashbuckling form to chase down a 346-run target at ease.
South Africa featured in a five-match ODI series against Australia before coming to India. The Proteas lost the first two games. But they scripted a roaring comeback in the following games to win the series 3-2. South Africa was slated to take on Afghanistan in the previous warm-up game. The never started due to incessant rain in Thiruvananthapuram.
Fantasy Player Picks for NZ vs SA
Captain: James Neesham
Vice-captain: David Miller
Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock, Tom Latham
Batters: Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Aiden Markram, David Miller
All-rounders: James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Henrich Klaasen
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Ish Sodhi
NZ vs SA Probable XIs:
NZ Probable XI: Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (C), DJ Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham (wk), MJ Henry, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
SA Probable XI: Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram (C), David Miller, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Quinton de Kock (wk), Henrich Klaasen, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada
NZ vs SA Full Squad-
NZ Full Squad For ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Warm-Up: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young
SA Full Squad For ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Warm-Up: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams