ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand vs South Africa 1st Semi-Final Betting Tips and Prediction

Match Date & Time:
Date: Tuesday March 24, 2015
Time: 01:00 AM GMT

The Cricket World Cup 1st semifinal between New Zealand and South Africa at Eden Park on Tuesday will be a nail biting match. New Zealand have won seven matches in a row while South Africa won five games and lost two games. While New Zealand are unbeaten in the World Cup and may have a slight upper hand, South Africa will also be hungry to lift the World Cup this year. There are no injury concerns from South African side, but New Zealand will miss fast bowler Adam Milne due to heel injury, making way for pace bowler Matt Henry as cover in the squad.

The outcome of the match is unpredictable as both teams will strive to create history for as neither New Zealand nor South Africa have ever reached the World Cup final. We predict the total 4s in the match will be more than 49.5. Another prediction, we expect a hundred will definitely be scored from any team.

Captain Comments:

1. New Zealand Captain Brendon McCullum said: “Both teams are playing aggressively, playing an entertaining style of cricket and both teams are trying to win key moments rather than not lose them. I expect the margin won’t be far between both teams. We’ll have one team that’s never made it to the final celebrating and the others will take it in their stride.”

2. South Africa Captain AB de Villiers said: “We have been through a lot of hardship in the past with our World Cup game but we feel very fresh and are very excited for tomorrow. We have been working toward a game like tomorrow for a few years. We are just going to play a good game of cricket. If we do that, we will come out on top.”

Possible starting lineups:

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (capt), Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Daniel Vettori, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan/Matt Henry.

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers (capt), David Miller, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, Kyle Abbott/Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.


1. Total 4s @ 1.87 at 888 Sports

2. A Hundred Score In Match @ 1.64 at Netbet Sports