New Zealand will be facing South Africa in a key clash of the ICC 2019 World Cup on Wednesday at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
This will be the first match of the tournament at the venue. While it is considered as a good batting pitch, seamers will find movement with cloudy weather expected throughout the day. Also with rain likely to cause major interruptions, both teams will be counting upon their pacers to get early wickets.
Side chasing has won four out of the last five encounters at the ground. South Africa don’t have fond memories of the stadium having lost their group game against Pakistan at the Champions Trophy with the DLS method intervening.
The Kiwis have been unbeaten in the tournament so far and will look forward to continuing the winning run. On the other hand, South Africa will be hoping to gain momentum from their first win in the tournament against Afghanistan.