New Zealand vs South Africa 2023 Cricket World Cup Predictions, Odds, Picks and Betting Preview

New Zealand vs South Africa 2023 Cricket World Cup Predictions, Odds, Picks and Betting Preview

Joel Reyes
updated at November 1, 2023 at 3:04 PM
  • New Zealand lost to Australia in their last 2023 Cricket World Cup match
  • South Africa defeated Pakistan in their last match by one wicket
  • Quinton de Kock has been on fire for the Proteas in this year's World Cup

New Zealand and South Africa lock horns in the Cricket World Cup later today.

The Proteas will look to stretch their unbeaten run to four games against the Black Caps, who have lost their last two World Cup matches.

Read on as Sports Brief brings you a preview of this all-important showdown.

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South Africa's Aiden Markram and New Zealand's Rachin Ravindra. Images: Alex Davidson/ Darrian Traynor.
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New Zealand vs. South Africa Betting Preview

Where: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

When: Wednesday, November 1 - 2:00 pm local time

Odds: New Zealand (2.02) vs. South Africa (1.82) - view all Cricket World Cup lines

Betting on New Zealand (2.02)

New Zealand dropped to third place in the team standings after absorbing back-to-back losses in the Cricket World Cup.

The Black Caps started the tournament with four straight wins but have since lost to powerhouse teams India and Australia.

They came close to pulling off the biggest successful run chase in Cricket World Cup history against Australia, who set a target of 388 runs.

Rachin Ravindra kept New Zealand on track with a 116-run performance for his second World Cup century.

The Black Caps needed just 13 runs from their final five balls, but they fell short in their rally.

New Zealand will look to return to the win column when they face the Proteas in Pune.

They will fancy their chances of doing just that as they have won their last five World Cup matches against South Africa dating back to 2003, per ESPNCricInfo.

Betting on South Africa (1.82)

South Africa will head into their clash against New Zealand boasting a rich vein of form.

The Proteas have won each of their last three matches to jump to second in the group table.

They have turned things around after their shock loss to the Netherlands, beating England, Bangladesh, and Pakistan to improve their record to 5-1.

The Proteas had to work hard to get the victory against Pakistan, recording a one-wicket win with Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shams seeing them through.

The last-wicket pair put on 11 runs to seal the win for South Africa. Aiden Markram anchored the Proteas' run chase, scoring 91 before being bowled out, per the BBC.

One guy who needs to step up for South Africa is Quinton de Kock. He has been on fire for the Proteas in this tournament, scoring 431 runs in six matches played thus far.

Writer's Prediction

South Africa (1.82) beat New Zealand in Pune (all odds courtesy of 1XBet).

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Sports Brief reported that the Springboks have returned home to South Africa after winning the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

The Boks defeated the All Blacks 12-11 in the final.

Thousands of fans welcomed the four-time champions at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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