South Africa tour of New Zealand started really well for the visitors. They won T20 and first ODI, but visitors got the taste of their own medicine.In second ODI, New Zealand leveled the series winning the match by six runs eventually bringing end to SouthAfrica long winning streak. In second ODI, the star performers from both the side were Ross Taylor, Jimmy Neesham for New Zealand and Andile Phehlukwayo, AB Devillers for visitors.
Now the series action moves to Westcap stadium, Wellington which generally provides good batting pitches, also the average run scored per over is 6.3 in last two years. There are few clouds covering expected at start of innings, which will help fast bowlers swing the ball. So we can expect a good bat and ball contest in tomorrow’s game.
New Zealand: Blackcaps don’t have any injury issues. But they might be tempted to replace Ish Sodhi with Matt Henry or Lockie Ferguson. Other than that we don’t think their will be any change and they will stick to Latham as their wicket keeper batsman.
Predicted XI: Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Dean Brownlie, Tom Latham(wk), Neil Broom, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi/Matt Henry/Lockie Ferguson
South Africa: Proteas brought in David Miller in place of Farhan Behradien and he performed well, so we can’t expect a change in batting line-up. In previous match Kagiso Rabada was rested because of injury and was replaced Wayne Parnell. But now Rabada is fit and available for selection so he will come into side directly with Parnell being rested.
Predicted XI: Hashim Amla,Quinton de Kock(wk), Faf du Plesis, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell/Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir