The Edgbaston ground on Tuesday will see another rivalry when an in-form New Zealand will take on South Africa in their round-robin fixture. New Zealand have been unbeaten so far in the tournament while the South African team have just won one game. Though they won their last match Afghanistan but are still looking to get their way back in the tournament.
“I don’t think we are going out there to be the nice guys of world cricket or put on a front of any sorts. We are just being genuine in being who we are and I think we just play the game in good spirits really. It’s just a game in my opinion and it’s about enjoying it. I think that’s why a lot of guys and girls and kids follow the team, because we just go out and have fun,” Trent Boult said.
“Imran has been a star for this team. He has proven to world cricket how well he can perform, even when he is under pressure. This is his last World Cup, but he is loving every minute still, which is amazing. He’s got great passion and what an example he is for any young cricketer.” – South Africa spin coach Claude Henderson on the ‘Tahir factor’.
New Zealand (From): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Tom Blundell
South Africa (From): Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Jean-Paul Duminy, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine Pretorius