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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Match Predictions: New Zealand vs South Africa, 2nd Test – 12-16 February 2024

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Here are the Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions for New Zealand vs South Africa, 2nd Test, South Africa tour of New Zealand, at Hamilton, starting on 12th February 2024.

 

Batting Stats TEST

Match Analyst

 

The 2nd Test match between New Zealand and South Africa is scheduled to take place in Hamilton on 12th February 2024.

 

Current Form

In terms of recent head-to-head record in the TEST format, New Zealand and South Africa have faced each other several times.

In their most recent encounters, New Zealand won by 281 runs, South Africa won by 198 runs, New Zealand won by 276 runs, and one match ended in a draw. The most recent match saw South Africa emerge victorious by 8 wickets.

However, with a depleted Proteas squad, due the date clash with the SA20, the most recent result is the most relevant.

Looking at the highest run scorers among the New Zealand squad in the last 2 years, Kane Williamson leads the pack with 1218 runs in 11 matches. Daryl Mitchell follows closely with 1194 runs in 14 matches, while Tom Blundell has scored 1025 runs in 14 matches. Devon Conway has also been a consistent performer, scoring 857 runs in 14 matches.

Among the current South Africa squad, Keegan Petersen has been the highest run scorer with 339 runs in 8 matches. David Bedingham has scored 198 runs in 3 matches, followed by Khaya Zondo with 120 runs in 4 matches. Zubayr Hamza has contributed 89 runs in 2 matches.

Shifting focus to the highest wicket takers among the New Zealand squad in the last 2 years, Tim Southee leads the way with 48 wickets in 14 matches. Matt Henry closely follows with 40 wickets in 8 matches, while Neil Wagner has taken 23 wickets in 6 matches. Kyle Jamieson has also been impactful with 21 wickets in 6 matches.

Among the South Africa squad, Neil Brand has taken 8 wickets in 1 match, making him the highest wicket taker. Duanne Olivier has taken 7 wickets in 3 matches, while Ruan de Swardt and Dane Paterson have taken 3 and 2 wickets respectively in 1 match each.

Overall, the upcoming 2nd Test match between New Zealand and South Africa promises to be an interesting encounter, with the Proteas hoping to make a better fight of it with their depelted squad and the Kiwis hoping to get in some good match pracrtice before their upcoming series against Australia, later in the month. 

Wicket Takers TEST

Squads

New Zealand– Tim Southee (c), Tom Blundell, Devon Conway, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, William O’Rourke, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell

 

South Africa– Neil Brand (c), David Bedingham, Ruan de Swardt, Clyde Fortuin, Tshepo Moreki, Mihlali Mpongwana, Duanne Olivier, Dane Paterson, Keegan Petersen, Dane Piedt, Raynard van Tonder, Shaun von Berg, Khaya Zondo, Zubayr Hamza

 

Win Prediction – New Zealand vs South Africa 2nd Match

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* – PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – South Africa

Who will win? – New Zealand

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Kane Williamson – NZ, David Bedingham – SA

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kyle Jamieson – NZ, Duanne Olivier – SA

Most Fours – Kane Williamson – NZ, David Bedingham – SA

Player of the Match – Kane Williamson – NZ

Team Scores Batting 1st Innings – NZ 450+, SA 250+

Match Handicap – New Zealand

 

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

 

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