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New Zealand vs South Africa 1st Test Match Prediction

  • date Feb 17 - Feb 19, 2022
  • Start Time 03:30 IST / 2:00 GMT
  • Stadium Name Hagley Oval - Christchurch, New Zealand
New Zealand NZ
South Africa RSA
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95 & 111 (41.4)
New Zealand won by an innings and 276 runs

NZ vs RSA Betting Tips

  • Opener Devon Conway has hit 3 centuries in 9 innings of Test cricket. He is a strong choice for New Zealand’s highest run scorer against South Africa. With the ball, Kyle Jamieson is particularly penetrative in home conditions and he is our pick for New Zealand’s top wicket taker in this Test.
  • Captain Dean Elgar hit 2 crucial half-centuries for South Africa during their series win over India. The gritty opener is our tip for South Africa’s highest run scorer against New Zealand. Kagiso Rabada took at least 3 wickets in each innings against India and is well worth backing as South Africa’s top wicket taker in this game.
  • Kyle Jamieson took only 9 Tests to bring up 50 wickets. He is our prediction for the Player of the Match Award.

NZ vs RSA Win Probability

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Our Prediction

New Zealand are favorites to win

NZ vs SA 1st Test Match Prediction & Betting Tips

New Zealand and South Africa go head to head on Thursday morning in the opening Test of a Two-Match Series in Christchurch. New Zealand are traditionally very strong at home but lost a Test at home earlier this year to Bangladesh. South Africa come into this series after beating India 2-1 in January. Read on as we preview this match. The First Test begins at the Hagley Oval at 11:00 local time.

New Zealand won their last Test to end a 3 match run without a victory. Before that they were World Test Champions and we expect them to be very competitive in this Test Match at home.

South Africa are full of enthusiasm and winning momentum after their series win over India last month. They will come into this game with their confidence at a high level.

New Zealand vs South Africa 1st Test Match Live Streaming

The series will be broadcasted on Star Network in India. Live streaming of the series will be available on Disney Hotstar.

Live Streaming: They will also be streamed on SonyLiv App. The info has been taken from a third party and is subjected to change.

NZ vs SA Match Toss Prediction

Spark Sport will show the game in New Zealand with Supersport broadcasting the Test in South Africa. You can see the game on BT Sport in the UK 

NZ vs SA Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on BT Sport

NZ vs SA Pitch Report

Pace bowlers were most successful in the last Test at this venue. We expect this pitch will offer something to the quick bowlers with a par first innings score of 400-450.

Weather Report

Sunny conditions with a high of 24 degrees on days 1, 2 and 5. Cloudier conditions on days 3 and 4 with a chance of rain on day 3.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for New Zealand vs South Africa 1st Test Match 2022

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New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

New Zealand will make at least two changes to their side from the Final Test against Bangladesh in January. Former captain and veteran batter, Ross Taylor, has retired, and pace bowler Trent Boult is missing to be at the birth of his third child. Skipper Kane Williamson continues to rest an elbow injury meaning Tom Latham will continue as captain.

NZ Key Players

  • Devon Conway - The consistent batter missed the latter stages of the T20 World Cup through injury but hit centuries in both Tests against Bangladesh.
  • Tom Latham - The stand-in captain hit 252 in his last Test Match, his second score above 250 in Test cricket.
  • Kyle Jamieson - the tall strapping fast bowler often gets wickets due to the steepling bounce he generates. He took 6 wickets in the Second Test against Bangladesh.

NZ Team Form

New Zealand beat Bangladesh in their last Test but their team has been weakened since that match.

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Tom Latham (c), Will Young, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner 

NZ vs RSA Prediction
New Zealand vs South Africa Match Prediction

South Africa Team News & Playing 11

SA Team News

In-form batter, Keegan Petersen, who hit 3 half-centuries in the series against India, misses out on this tour after falling ill just before the players departed for New Zealand. Spinner Simon Harmer is back in the South Africa squad for the first time since 2015 but we do not expect him to be in the XI for this First Test.

SA Key Players

  • Dean Elgar - The skipper has a Test batting average of just under 40 and will be looking to rectify this whilst adding to his 13 centuries in this format.
  • Marco Jansen - The 21 year-old bowling all-rounder has made a very impressive start in Test cricket. He dismissed KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara in the last innings he bowled in.
  • Kagiso Rabada - The pace bowler was exceptional against India earlier this year and has over 400 international wickets across all formats.

SA Team Form

South Africa have won four of their last five Tests.

South Africa Predicted Playing 11

Dean Elgar (c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Sarel Erwee, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duanno Olivier, Lungi Ngidi

NZ vs RSA Team Form in Last Five Matches

NZ : W L L D W

RSA : W W L W W

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New Zealand vs South Africa Head to Head

New Zealand have beaten South Africa only twice in Test Matches since South Africa’s readmission in 1994.

NZ vs SA Head to Head Stats in Tests

  Matches Played NZ Won SA Won Tie NR
Overall 45 4 25 0 16
Last 5 5 0 2 0 3

New Zealand vs South Africa Betting Odds

In spite of South Africa’s series win over India, New Zealand are favourites ahead of this first Test.

Who will win New Zealand vs South Africa 1st Test Match?

There are plenty of talented batters on show in this Test Match but it will be the captains on both sides, Tom Latham and Dean Elgar, who will be expected to make big first innings runs.

New Zealand vs South Africa Betting Rate

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
New Zealand1.431.721.821.80
South Africa2.623.603.843.80
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New Zealand v South Africa 1st Test Top Team Batsmen

Devon Conway, Tom Latham and Will Young are our batting tips for New Zealand. Conway averages 69.22 after 5 Test Matches.

Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen are our batting recommendations for South Africa. van der Dussen has hit 6 half-centuries but is still yet to make triple figures in this format.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsmanbetway1xbetbet365
Devon Conway (NZ)4.003.593.60
Tom Latham (NZ)4.253.593.60
Will Young (NZ)5.505.005.00
Dean Elgar (SA)3.753.593.60
Aiden Markram (SA)4.504.504.50
Rassie van der Dussen (SA)4.754.504.50
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New Zealand v South Africa 1st Test Top Team Bowlers

For New Zealand, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner and Kyle Jamieson are our bowling tips. All three will be looking to assume the role of leader of the attack in the absence of Trent Boult.

For South Africa, Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen and Duanne Olivier are our bowling tips. Jansen has taken 19 wickets from only 3 Tests since his debut on Boxing Day 2021.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlersbetway1xbetbet365
Tim Southee (NZ)3.253.503.50
Neil Wagner (NZ)3.503.503.50
Kyle Jamieson (NZ)3.604.504.00
Kagiso Rabada (SA)3.003.003.00
Marco Jansen (SA)4.004.504.50
Duanne Olivier (SA)3.754.504.50
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🏆 New Zealand vs South Africa Prediction

This should be an excellent contest between a resurgent South Africa and New Zealand who are lacking some of their best players but are very dangerous at home. We are predicting a close Test Match with New Zealand beginning the series with a win.

Posted On 19th February 2022 07:50:39 AM
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