NZ vs SA Dream 11 Prediction: Best Dream11 team for today’s New Zealand vs South Africa Match 25 | TSR helps you with Dream 11 for CWC 2019.
The 25th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between New Zealand and South Africa at Edgbaston today. It will be the first match of the tournament to be played in Birmingham.
With three wins in four matches, New Zealand are currently at No. 2 on the points table. On the other hand, South Africa are at No. 8 with a lone victory in five matches. Given how important the match is for the Proteas, expect them to be at their brutal best tomorrow.
NZ vs SA Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-keepers for NZ vs SA Dream 11
My only wicket-keeper batsman for this match is South Africa’s Quinton de Kock. Having scored 186 at an average of 46.50 and a strike rate of 86.11, the southpaw is South Africa’s highest run-scorer in the tournament so far. Another reason for picking him ahead of New Zealand’s Tom Latham is the fact that de Kock will open the batting while Latham will bat at No. 5.
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Batsmen for NZ vs SA Dream 11
The first of my four batsmen for this match is New Zealand opening batsman Colin Munro. While he has looked good so far, my major reason behind picking him is him costing me only 8.5 credits. The 32-year old batsman might well be a budget buy for you today.
In Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, I have a couple of New Zealand batsmen who form the fulcrum of their batting line-up. The senior pair has scored a half-century each in the tournament and are also their Top two run-scorers. While both of them have been among the runs of late, Williamson has even scored an ODI century (in three matches) at Edgbaston.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is my fourth batsman for this match. The 34-year old cricketer might not have been in the best of forms but one gets the feeling that he will stand tall on the expectations in such a crucial match for South Africa. In 15 ODIs against New Zealand, du Plessis has scored 569 runs at an average of 43.76 and a strike rate of 79.69 including six half-centuries.
All-rounders for NZ vs SA Dream 11
New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham is my first pick in this category for today. Having picked a maiden five-wicket haul lately, New Zealand would be looking to utilize more of the bowler in Neesham. Given the prevailing conditions, Neesham might be among the wickets again.
In Chris Morris and Andile Phehlukwayo, both South African all-rounders have done fairly well in the tournament so far. Morris and Phehlukwayo have been South Africa’s highest wicket-takers among fast bowlers. Furthermore, the duo contributing in both the divisions should help you in yielding points from them.
Bowlers for NZ vs SA Dream 11
It would be naive to not pick New Zealand duo of Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson in your Dream11 fantasy teams for this match. The duo has picked wickets at a praiseworthy bowling average and strike rate in the tournament so far. While Ferguson has dismissed eight batsmen at an average of 12.37, an economy rate of 3.88 and a strike rate of 19.1, Henry has seven wickets at an average of 18, an economy rate of 5.17 and a strike rate of 20.8.
Lungi Ngidi’s return is highly likely to bolster South Africa’s pace attack. Expected to find a place in the XI, Ngidi also finds a place in this squad. Kagiso Rabada’s mediocre form in the tournament has made me pick Ngidi ahead of him.