New Zealand vs South Africa – 2nd Test Betting Tips
Host New Zealand will be looking to complete a whitewash in the Test series when they face South Africa in the second and final game at The Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Friday.
In the first Test, New Zealand registered a comprehensive win over South Africa, courtesy excellent performances from pacers Matt Henry, Tim Southee and batsman Henry Nicholls. With this result, New Zealand have taken a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series.
On the other hand, South Africa will have to bounce back strongly after being hammered by New Zealand in the first Test. The visitors will be looking to put on a decent show with bat and ball in a bid to level the two-match Test series.
New Zealand Form and Team News
After beating South Africa by a huge margin, the home side will go in with the same combination for this final Test.
In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Captain Tom Latham, rookie opener Will Young, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, wicket-keeper Tom Blundell and Colin de Grandhomme to deliver the bulk of the runs.
In the bowling department, the onus will be on the pace quartet of Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson and Neil Wagner to deliver crucial breakthroughs.
South Africa Form and Team News
The visitors will be looking to make significant improvements with the bat for this final game of the Test series.
In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Captain Dean Elgar, rookie Sarel Erwee, Ryan Rickelton, experienced duo of Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen to deliver the bulk of the runs.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the pace quartet of Duanne Olivier, Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen and Lungi Ngidi to deliver timely breakthroughs.
Odds by Casumo
According to the Casumo sportsbook, Host New Zealand will be clear favorites to win the opening game of the two-match Test series be played at The Hagley Oval in Christchurch. For the opening game, South Africa is placed at 4.10 odds, while New Zealand at 1.46 odds.
Our Tipster’s Angle
Based on recent performance, Host New Zealand will fancy their chances of beating South Africa in this final Test. With likes of Henry Nicholls and Tom Blundell putting in splendid batting performances followed by bowling masterclass from Matt Henry and Tim Southee, the home side will be keen to deliver another clinical performance against Proteas.
On the other hand, South Africa will have to raise their overall game to compete with New Zealand.
Therefore, New Zealand to register a thumping win over South Africa in the 2nd Test played at Christchurch.
Tip 1: New Zealand’s formidable record at Christchurch
The home side have put in excellent performances at this venue and have registered eight victories out of eleven Test played so far. Given that Hagley Oval is a fortress of sorts for home side, we can expect New Zealand to register a comfortable win over South Africa in the second [email protected].
Tip 2: Tim Southee to continue his excellent form for New Zealand
Since past 12 months, Tim Southee has been a bankable performer for New Zealand in the five-day format. Since February 2021, Southee has claimed 56 wickets in 12 Test matches at an average of 21.46 with four five-wicket hauls to his name. With six wickets to his name in the opening game, we can expect pacer Tim Southee to take four wickets or more against South [email protected]
Expect New Zealand to inflict a 2-0 whitewash over South Africa in the Test series.
- New Zealand to register a comfortable win over South Africa in the second Test- New [email protected]
- Pacer Tim Southee to take four wickets or more against South Africa- New [email protected]