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The 25th match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup will be an outstanding clash between two traditional powerhouses which have not won even a single edition of this biggest competition i.e. ICC World Cup. The Kiwis will be favourites to outclass the Proteas in this encounter.
Unbeaten New Zealand takes on South Africa in ICC World Cup 2019 at Edgbaston, Birmingham today. A win will move the Black Caps back to the very top of the 10-team standings. New Zealand defeat Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan in style, and been washed out against India. However, New Zealand cricket team players have been embraced as 11-day gap between their games.
On the other side, South Africa cricket team had a horror start to the tournament as they lost their first three matches against England, Bangladesh and India respectively. After winning their maiden match against Afghanistan, Faf du Plessis-led South Africa would look to gain some confidence as they face a formidable New Zealand, who are still unbeaten after their four matches, including a washout against india cricket team. Injuries to pacers Dale Steyn and Anrich Norje have hurt the South African bowling unit seriously but their pacer Lungi Ngidi is fully fit and the team finally tasting victory, skipper Faf du Plessis will breathe a sigh of relief. So they are looking forward to it and tried to win this must win game against the Kiwis.
Points Table standings:
Kane Williamson-led New Zealand is at the second position in ICC World Cup 2019 Points table while Faf Du Plessis-led Proteas are at the eight spot with three points in five matches
Weather forecast: Some showers are forecast around noon, but are expected to diminish in an hour. Besides moderate rain at times, the weather is predicted to be clouded and the temp. will be around 10-17 degree Celcius
Pitch report: The pitch of Edgbaston is lack of any grass but it has some moisture with spongy pace and bounce. It is expected to be a good track for batting.
Head to head in World Cups: 5-2 in the favour of the Kiwis New Zealand.