New Zealand Legends start their campaign for the Road Safety World Series 2022 against South Africa Legends on Monday, September 12, 2022, at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. The match begins at 7:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

New Zealand Legends will be making their first-ever appearance in the Road Safety World Series. Ross Taylor, who recently retired from international cricket, will be seen leading the New Zealand side in this tournament.

The Kiwis have a bunch of all-rounders like Scott Styris, Kyle Mills, and Jacob Oram to provide them depth with the bat and ball. Shane Bond and Hamish Bennett are likely to share the new ball against South Africa Legends.

Meanwhile, South Africa Legends lost to India Legend by 61 runs in the opening game of the tournament. Chasing 218 runs to win, the South African side failed to stitch partnerships and kept losing wickets throughout their innings. Jonty Rhodes was the top-scorer for the South African Legends with an unbeaten 27-ball 38.

New Zealand Legends vs South Africa Legends Road Safety World Series 2022 odds

4Rabet odds: New Zealand Legends: 1.97, South Africa Legends: 1.85

Betwinner odds: New Zealand Legends: 1.965 South Africa Legends: 1.84

10cric odds: New Zealand Legends: 1.83, South Africa Legends: 1.74

Parimatch odds: New Zealand Legends: 1.95, South Africa Legends: 1.83

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

New Zealand Legends vs South Africa Legends head-to-head in T20Is

New Zealand Legends and South Africa Legends will play each other for the first time in the Road Safety World Series.

South Africa have only won two out of their last five matches in this competition.

New Zealand Legends vs South Africa Legends Road Safety World Series 2022 squads

South Africa Legends: Jonty Rhodes (captain), Alviro Petersen, Andrew Puttick, Eddie Leie, Garnett Kruger, Henry Davids, Jacques Rudolph, Johan Botha, Johan Van der Wath, Lance Klusener, Lloyd Jones, Makhaya Ntini, Morne Van Wyk (wicketkeeper), Thandi Tshabalala, Vernon Philander, Zander de Bruyn.

New Zealand Legends: Ross Taylor (captain), Jacob Oram, Jamie How, Jason Spice, Kyle Mills, Scott Styris, Shane Bond, Dean Brownlie, Bruce Martin, Neil Broom, Aaron Redmond, Anton Devcich, Craig McMillan, Gareth Hopkins (wicketkeeper), Hamish Bennett.

New Zealand Legends vs South Africa Legends probable playing XI

South Africa Legends: Andrew Puttick, Morne Van Wyk (wicketkeeper), Alviro Petersen, Jacques Rudolph, Zander de Bruyn, Jonty Rhodes (captain), Lance Klusener, Johan Botha, Vernon Philander, Makhaya Ntini, Garnet Kruger.

New Zealand Legends: Jamie How, Anton Devcich, Craig McMillan, Gareth Hopkins (wicketkeeper), Ross Taylor (captain), Scott Styris, Jacob Oram, Kyle Mills, Hamish Bennett, Shane Bond, Jason Spice.

New Zealand Legends vs South Africa Legends combined fantasy XI

Anton Devcich, Morne Van Wyk (wicketkeeper), Alviro Petersen, Jacques Rudolph, Ross Taylor (captain), Scott Styris, Jacob Oram, Johan Botha, Vernon Philander, Makhaya Ntini, Shane Bond.

New Zealand Legends top picks vs South Africa Legends  

Ross Taylor: The 38-year-old was the fulcrum of the New Zealand batting for nearly 15 years across all three formats. Taylor will be seen leading the New Zealand Legends and is likely to bat in the middle order. The former Kiwi has a reputation of being a destructive batter in the white ball format and has scored 17,884 runs for New Zealand in 450 matches. Taylor was also the first cricketer to play 100 matches across all three formats.

Scott Styris: The all-rounder was a crucial part of the Kiwi middle-order during the 2007 and 2011 World Cups. Styris has scored 4,483 runs in ODIs and picked 137 wickets. The 47-year-old cricketer has scored nine centuries in international cricket and will be seen in the rold of a finisher for New Zealand Legends. 

South Africa Legends top picks vs New Zealand Legends

Jonty Rhodes: Widely regarded as the greatest fielder to have played the game, Jonty Rhodes will be one of the top picks going into the game against New Zealand Legends. Rhodes was the leading run-scorer in the first game against India Legends. The right-handed batter scored 5935 runs for the Proteas in ODIs and 2532 runs in Tests. 

Makhaya Ntini: The right arm-pacer might have leaked runs towards the end in the first game but looked unplayable in the first few overs of the match. Ntini dismissed Sachin Tendulkar in his first spell to give his side a positive start. 

New Zealand Legends vs South Africa Legends prediction 

South Africa Legends have a slight edge considering their experience in the tournament. The South African side also has a better understanding of the Indian conditions.

New Zealand Legends have a strong squad and can definitely give South Africa a tough fight in the upcoming fixture.

New Zealand Legends vs South Africa Legends Road Safety World Series 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 32°C

Precipitation: 0%

Humidity: 74%

Wind: 24 km/h

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