Cricket World Cup 2019 Betting Match 25: South Africa v New Zealand

Ed Hawkins

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:39 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019 1:39 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) says New Zealand should end South Africa’s campaign on Wednesday.

<div><h2>South Africa v New Zealand</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="South Africa vs New Zealand Odds Board"><strong>10:30 AM - Wednesday 19<sup>th</sup>, June 2019</strong></a></p><p>South Africa have been in must-win mentality territory for some time after they lost their first three matches and then had to watch the rain dampen their prospects further in Southampton against the West Indies.</p><p>So it’s not a great situation that they have to down an efficient and highly-competitive unit in the shape of New Zealand.</p><p>While <a href="" target="_blank" title="Cricket Odds Board">India and England are all the rage with gamblers</a>, the Kiwis - runners-up in the 2015 edition by the way - have been something of the forgotten team. It is true they have had little to beat so far but it is entirely typical that few are talking about them.</p><p>Few teams would envy South Africa here and we expect New Zealand to once and for all put them out of their misery. In Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor they have a front three of four which is as good as any in the tournament while their pace attack is probably the best.</p><p>In Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry they have two speedsters who have taken batters and gamblers by surprise. We’ve not raised an eyebrow though and on our two-year data we’ve discussed their potency before.</p><p>The duo have been so good that Trent Boult, a big fancy at jolly for top World Cup wicket-taker, has barely got a look in.</p><p>By contrast, South Africa’s pace plans are in tatters. They are sweating on the fitness of Lungi Ngidi, who has a hamstring injury. They desperately need to pair him with Kagiso Rabada. Dale Steyn was ruled out of the tournament in the first week.</p><p>Hopefully, though, they will have enough potency to keep the Kiwi batsmen honest. Beuran Hendricks is an exciting prospect and could ruffle feathers.</p><p>But not Ross Taylor’s. Taylor is outstanding value for top New Zealand runscorer at 4/1 (5.0) with Betfair. We know that he should be the jolly on our two-year data so we’re very happy to take these odds.</p><p>Taylor has already shown good form and <a href="" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Tips">we expect another decent show from the most underrated batter on the planet</a>.</p><p><strong>Best Tips for the Match</strong></p><ul> <li><a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Bookmaker">R Taylor top New Zealand Bat 4/1 @ Betfair</a></li></ul></div>
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