The South African team brace themselves to square off with New Zealand at a new World Cup venue, Edgbaston. Having won their first match against Afghanistan, the Proteas will look to carry on their winning momentum while the Blackcaps would be eyeing to maintain their unbeaten run in this World Cup. Faf du Plessis must be determined to win all the remaining fixtures if South Africa has to qualify for the semi-finals. New Zealand looks a more balanced and dynamic side who have been consistently performing well since arriving in England. Another high-voltage drama is on the cards when both these giants will battle it out at Birmingham.
Date: Wednesday, 19th June 2019
Time: 03:00 PM IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
League: ICC World Cup 2019
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar
Avg 1st Innings score: 227
Avg 2nd Innings score: 179
Highest Total: 408/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs NZ
Lowest Total: 70/10 (25.2 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
Highest Chased: 280/4 (53.3 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
Lowest Defended: 129/7 (20 Ov) by IND vs ENG
- The Blackcaps are expected to go ahead with an unchanged lineup.
- Lungi Ngidi might feature in the starting lineup after recovering from his injury.
- While Beuran Hendricks is set to make way for him.
Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor
Faf du Plessis (C), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (WK), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir
- Kane Williamson
- Ross Taylor
- Trent Boult
- Quinton de Kock
- Faf du Plessis
- Kagiso Rabada
Probable Playing XI
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro/Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson
Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Chris Morris, Beuran Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, , Imran Tahir