New Zealand and South Africa are the top two teams in the World Cup 2023 points table. These two will fight in the 32nd ODI ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 match on 1st November at MCA International Stadium in Pune.
The New Zealand Lost their last two ODI matches against India and Australia consecutively. Despite the 383 huge target by the Kiwis, Australia won the match by five runs. With two back-to-back losses, New Zealand stepped down in the ICC ranking at 3rd position. Kiwis have 8 points.
The Proteas won their last match against Pakistan by 1 wicket and kept their winning order in the World Cup. South Africa only lost one match against the Netherlands and right now ranking in the second position with 10 points after India in the ICC World Cup.
New Zealand vs South Africa ODI Records
In ODI cricket, New Zealand and South Africa have faced each other 71 times. South Africa won 25 times and 45 times South Africa won the match victoriously. And five times the match got no results.
|Matches||New Zealand||South Africa Won||Tie||NR|
MCA International Stadium Pitch Report
The venue for the NZ vs SA is the MCA Stadium in Pune’s pitch is beneficial for the batters at the start but slows down as the match progresses further. So the team with bat first has a higher chance of winning. The weather forecast for this match is mostly sunny and the temperature at 33°c.
MCA International Stadium, Pune ODI Records
MCA International Stadium had witnessed 9 ODI matches from which 4 matches were won by the team who batted first and 4 matches were won by the team bowling first. Currently, the 9th ODI is still running between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka at the MCA International Stadium in Pune.
|Won Batting First||4|
|Won Bowling First||4|
|Average First Innings Score||300|
|Average Second Innings Score||278|
|Highest Team Totals||356|
|Lowest team Totals||232|
Best Players From New Zealand and South Africa
New Zealand Best Players
Mitchell Santner New Zealand’s best bowler has picked up 14 wickets while bowling at an average of 20 and an economy rate of 4.91.
South Africa Best Players
Quinton de Kock, South Africa’s best batsman scored 431 runs at a strike rate of 117 including 15 sixes and 44 fours. Heinrich Klaasen has also made 300 runs at a strike rate of 149.
Marco Jansen, South Africa’s bowler has picked up 13 wickets while bowling at an average of 22 and an economy rate of 6.17.
The NZ vs SA match is scheduled at 2:00 pm IST on Wednesday.