Let’s get into the preview for the first match between New Zealand vs South Africa. This will be an interesting series and New Zealand will look to dominate both the Test Matches. New Zealand will be playing with their full strength squad and they will look to bat well and score a lot of runs. Their bowlers will look to take the wickets of the lesser experienced South African batters.
On the other hand, South Africa will be playing with a highly inexperienced team in this series. However, this will be a big opportunity for all these players to show that they are ready for the international stage. Test Cricket will test these young players and they will look to play aggressively and their batters and bowlers will have to put up their best performance. This should be a good test match.
New Zealand vs South Africa 1st Test Details:
When: 4th February 2024
Where: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Time: 4:30 AM IST
New Zealand vs South Africa 1st Test Players to Watch Out For:
NZ: Kane Williamson, Will Young, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson
SA: Keegan Peterson, Neil Brand, Khaya Zondo, Duanne Oliver, Dane Piedt
New Zealand vs South Africa 1st Test Possible Playing XI:
NZ: Will Young, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Latham (WK), Glenn Phillips, Tim Southee (C), Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Mitchell Santner, Neil Wagner
SA: Keegan Peterson, Khaya Zondo, Zubayr Hamza, Neil Brand (WK), David Bedlingham, Milhlali Mpongwana, Clyde Fortuin (WK), Tshepo Moreki, Duanne Oliver, Dane Piedt
New Zealand vs South Africa 1st Test Pitch Report:
The pitch for this match will be a good one and the fast bowlers will get help from this pitch. The batters will also score runs and a score above 350 will be a good score In the first innings.
New Zealand vs South Africa 1st Test Toss Prediction:
The toss prediction for this match is easy as the captain who wins the toss will choose to bat first as to not bat In the 4th innings of the test match.
New Zealand vs South Africa 1st Test Weather Report:
The weather for this match will be a mixture of rain and clear skies. There will be rain for some parts of the match and the temperature will be around the 21 degrees mark.
New Zealand vs South Africa 1st Test Betting Odds:
Other Betting Odds:
Which team wins the toss?- Equal
Any player to score 100 in first innings of match -
Total runs in 1st over of match - 1.5