NZ vs SA Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Injury Updates & Pitch Report For 1st Test

South Africa are entering this series with a heavily weakened squad as the mainstay players being part of the SA20.

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New Zealand (NZ) will lock horns with South Africa (SA) in the first Test of the two-match series, starting on Sunday, February 4 at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

New Zealand will be led by pacer Tim Southee while Kane Williamson makes a comeback after being ruled out of the Pakistan T20I series due to a hamstring injury. Unfortunately, Tom Blundell and Kyle Jamieson have fitness concerns for the first Test. 

On the other hand, South Africa are entering this series with a heavily weakened squad as the mainstay red-ball players are busy playing the ongoing SA20 2024. A total of seven uncapped players are part of the squad with all-rounder Neil Brand being one of them.

Match Information

New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st Match

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 3 Feb 2024, Sat, 3:30 AM IST, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

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Weather Report

stadiumBay Oval, Mount Maunganui

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6.9°C

humidity91% (Humidity)

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Probable Playing XI

New Zealand

Devon Conway, WA Young, Kane Williamson, DJ Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (C), Neil Wagner, MJ Henry

Bench : Tom Blundell, KA Jamieson

South Africa

N Brand (C), KD Petersen, Zubayr Hamza, DG Bedingham, K Zondo, C Fortuin (wk), DL Piedt, D Paterson, D Olivier, R van Tonder, R de Swardt

Bench : Mihlali Mpongwana, S von Berg, EM Moore, TL Moreki

Injury and availability news

Tom Blundell and Kyle Jamieson are fitness concerns in the current NZ squad.

Pitch Report

The 22-yard strip at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui is a batting paradise. However, pacers will have their fair share initially having lateral movement. Barring the initial few overs, batters can have their momentum in the remaining part of the game.

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Batting Pitch

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Player Picks

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Kane Williamson NZ | BAT

Kane Williamson, the top-order veteran batter, has 8263 runs from 96 Tests at an average of 51.47. He is a promising batter to watch out for from New Zealand XI.

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Daryl Mitchell NZ | ALL

No.4 batter Daryl Mitchell has 1452 runs from 20 Tests and scalped three wickets with the ball. His average of 53.77 makes him an impressive multiplier.

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Neil Brand SA | ALL

Neil Brand is one of the experienced players in South African domestic cricket, playing 51 First Class games. He has amassed 2906 runs and scalped 72 wickets with the ball.

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Clyde Fortuin

SA | WK

Clyde Fortuin could score just one run in the warm-up game, batting down the order.

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Tshepo Moreki

SA | BOWL

Tshepo Moreki couldn't pick a wicket in the warm-up game, which makes us to avoid him from our XI.

Last Updated On - Feb 3 2024 6:47 PM

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Tom Latham

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Devon Conway

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Kane Williamson

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Rachin Ravindra

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Mitchell Santner
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Daryl Mitchell
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Neil Brand

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Tim Southee

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Neil Wagner

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Matt Henry

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Dane Paterson

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