Who Will Win – 01 Nov 23 Match Prediction | New Zealand vs. South Africa 32nd Match (ICC World Cup India 2023)

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Who Will Win – 01 Nov 23 Match Prediction New Zealand vs. South Africa 32nd Match (ICC World Cup India 2023)

South Africa will have a clash with New Zealand, the top two teams in the ICC World Cup 2023. This match will be at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune at 02:00 PM IST. Both teams are doing well in the point table. Out of the 6 matches played by SA, they won 5 matches while NZ lost 2 matches out of six in this tournament.  In this tournament, there have been 23 centuries. As many as 10 out of 23 have been made by South African and New Zealand cricketers.

New Zealand vs South Africa


TeamsNew Zealand and South Africa
VenueMaharashtra Cricket Association Stadium
Date01 November 2023
Time02:00 PM IST


The pitches of Pune are mostly favorable to batters. So, MCA’s pitch is also batting-friendly. Early in the game fast bowlers might enjoy a touch of seam and swing. Yet, they need to be meticulous in their line and length. 9 ODIs had been played at this ground out of which 4 matches were won by batting first. Typically, the toss-winning team will choose to bowl first.


New Zealand played 71 ODI matches against South Africa. Out of these matches, New Zealand won only 25 whereas South Africa won 41 of them. 5 matches did not give any result.

The last ODI played between these two teams was on 19 June 2019.

FormatsMatchesNew Zealand WonSouth Africa WonDrawnTiedNo Results


Team New Zealand

  • Tom Latham (c)
  • Devon Conway
  • Will Young
  • Rachin Ravindra
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Glenn Phillips
  • James Neesham
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Mett Henry
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Trent Boult

Team South Africa

  • Temba Bavuma (C)
  • Heinrich Klaasen (Wk)
  • Quinton de Kock (Wk)
  • David Miller
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Aiden Markram
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Marco Jansen
  • Gerald Coetzee
  • Keshav Maharaj


Best Batter

NZ all-rounder, Rachin Ravindra could play unbelievably against South Africa in the 32nd game of the World Cup 2023. He made a century in his last game and is in sensational form. His performance with his bat will have many eyes set on him. It will be an interesting match as if he set to participate in an engaging match.

Best Bowler

Matt Henry could be an outstanding player for black caps bowling-wise against SA. He along with Mitchell Santner shared 25 wickets in this World Cup. His extra bounce and carry can damage the confidence of South African players.


Best Batter

The South Africa team is full of motivated and experienced top 10-run scorers. Heinrich Klaasen, with Trio Quinton de Kock, and Aiden Markram have batted aggressively in this tournament and made three of the six highest totals of this World Cup for his team.

Best Bowler

In this game against New Zealand, Marco Jansen can play his best in this 32nd match. He is consistently taking wickets in brilliant form against his opponents. In 10 matches, he took 20 wickets which could prove his efforts and motivation and to be key for his side.


Let’s review the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) of the New Zealand and South Africa:

Team New Zealand Strengths

Team New Zealand has the most impressive records. They have a well-balanced squad that features exciting talents and experienced stars. Their balanced squad provides a solid foundation for their team. Their bowling including the spin department is well equipped. They also have the best fast bowlers in their order.

Team New Zealand’s Weaknesses

This team had played 61 matches on Indian pitches for ODI out of which they only won 18 times.47 losses are a big number. Their captain is still struggling and recovering from his injury. NZ also lost 2 out of 6 matches in this tournament which will hurt the point table.

Opportunities for Team New Zealand

As their opponent in the 32nd match is still struggling with the dead bowlers they can make this an opportunity for them. Their key players know the Indian pitches well as they are a part of IPL.

Threats for Team New Zealand

Their biggest threat is their bad record on Indian pitches, especially in ODIs. In this tournament, they also faced struggles in their previous matches. Their Captain’s injury and fitness can be a big concern for them. If South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first, it would be difficult for New Zealand to chase that target.  

Team South Africa’s Strengths

In this World Cup 2023, the biggest strength for the South African team is their aggressive and confident batting line. In contrast to every edition where their bowlers took the spotlight, this edition they have got a balanced batting line. They are also enough good in the spinning department. Their middle-order three players boast a strike rate above 100 and can easily take the game away in their team’s favor. Their batting and bowling lines are their confidence and are balanced.

Team South Africa’s Weaknesses

Their primary concern is the lack of good death bowlers. In the last order, they lacked skilled bowlers. Against New Zealand, their weakness will be the opponent as South Africa is a strong team.

Opportunities for Team South Africa

South Africa is currently doing great in the point table. They performed a bit inconsistently in the last 12 months. The middle-order can threaten the opponent. They can make an easy win on these short boundaries. They can play a big score in the death overs and power play.

Threats for Team South Africa

South Africa being an unpredictable team is the biggest enemy for themselves. New Zealand’s passion and enthusiasm can give them a tough time. They should believe in their strengths to rise to the event in the clutch moments.


According to predictors, no matter which team will opt to bat first, South Africa will secure their win. As NZ lost 2 matches, they know that this loss will make their semi-final chances uncertain. So, if they bat first, they can make a win. South Africa batted second twice in this World Cup and their way of chasing the target was far from impressive.


At this tournament, there were two matches played at Pune. In those two matches, toss-winning one captain opted to bat first while the other opted to bowl first. In the last seven ODI matches, the team who won the toss chose to bowl first for the five times. Each boundary at this stadium is under 70 meters. So, it will be easy to chase the target on this short boundary.


In the 32nd match, the temperature will be as high as 32 degrees at the start of the match. It will cool down gradually. The day will have a low humidity level of 43%. However, there is no chance of rain on that day.


South Africa has a 56% chance of winning.

New Zealand has a 44% chance of winning.

Which teams will play the 32nd match of the World Cup 2023?

New Zealand will play against South Africa the 32nd match of the World Cup 2023.

Is there any chance of rain during the 32nd match of the World Cup 2023?

No, there is no chance of rain during the match.

South Africa or New Zealand, which team has more chances of winning the 32nd match of the World Cup 2023?

According to Google prediction, South Africa has more chances of winning against New Zealand.

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