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NZ vs SA Dream11 Prediction | Grand League Tips | Playing XI and Injury Updates for 1st Test

NZ vs SA Dream11 Prediction: New Zealand will be taking on South Africa in the 1st Test of the South Africa Tour of New Zealand. Both teams have played 45 Test matches against each other where New Zealand has won four times, while South Africa has won 25 times and 16 matches concluded in a draw. 

Here are a few tips to help you pick your New Zealand(NZ) vs South Africa(SA) Dream11 team for the 1st Test of the South Africa Tour of New Zealand 2022.

New Zealand

New Zealand hasn’t performed well in the recent Test match against Bangladesh which was tied at 1-1. In this matchup, they will be missing the services of Kane Williamson who is suffering from injury, Trent Boult, and also Ross Taylor who had announced his retirement from international cricket. They will be led by Tom Lanthan with the likes of Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, and Tim Southee in their dugout.

Probable Playing XI: Tom Latham(c), Devon Conway, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Daryll Mitchell, Tom Blundell(wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee

South Africa

South Africa is having a fantastic era so far as they will be joining this contest after whitewashing India in the Test series by 2-1 and ODI series by 3-0 respectively. They will be playing under the captaincy of Dean Elgar with Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram & Temba Bavuma and would look to prolong their unbeaten streak in the game as well.

Probable playing XI: Keegan Petersen, Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar(c), Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne(wk), Marco Jansen, Lungi Ngidi, Wiaan Mulder, Simon Harmer, Kagiso Rabada

Match Details

Match: New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st Test

Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Date: February 17th at 03:30 AM IST

Telecast: Sony Sports Network

Pitch Report

The Hagley Oval’s wicket has delighted the pacers. The pitch has a lot of grass cover, which will be a welcome thing for pace bowlers. Owing to the movement offered for the pacers, the batters will have to be at their toes. 

Injury Updates

No injuries have been reported by either team.

Small League Captain & Vice-Captain Choices

  • Devon Conway
  • Marco Jansen
  • Kagiso Rabada

Grand League Captain & Vice-Captain Choices

  • Dean Elgar
  • Tim Southee
  • Temba Bavuma

NZ vs SA Match Prediction

South Africa is projected to win this match. The team bowling first is expected to have higher chances to win.

NZ vs SA Dream11 Grand League Tips

Here are some tips to help you pick your NZ vs SA Dream11 Grand League team.

  • We are predicting a win for South Africa, so stack your teams with minimum players from New Zealand.
  • Pick Elgar, Conway, Jansen as captain/vice-captain combination in rotation.
  • Pick Rabada, Bavuma, Southee as captain/vice-captain combination in rotation.
  • Exclude commonly selected players like Tom Lanthan, Russie van der-Dusen, and Daryll and replace them with players like Grandhomme, Keegan, or Markram.
  • Pacers will be crucial on this track, so try to pick more pacers in your dream11 team.

NZ vs SA Fantasy Cricket Team Dream11

Wicket-keeper: Tom Blundell

Batters: Temba Bavuma, Devon Conway(vc), Keegan Petersen, Dean Elgar

All-rounders: Marco Jansen(c), Daryll Mitchell

Bowlers: Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi


We hope this article helped you find the best tips and predictions for South Africa vs New Zealand Dream11 match. You may also want to look at the best fantasy football predictions.

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Disclaimer: All our picks are based on an in-depth analysis of the stats between two playing teams. Please use these stats/teams as a reference for preparing your own teams.

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