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Predictions for March 16 matches

The luck will favour England. New Zealand’s bowling performance will not be up to the mark, predicts Anita Nigam.

cricket Updated: Mar 17, 2007 02:22 IST

Match 1: England vs New Zealand

New Zealand will have to face many tough and adverse circumstances at the ground. It will be tough for their survival till the last 50th over. Moreover, if they bats second than the situation will entirely skip away from their hands.

Though New Zealand will play some excellent shots and show the best of their skills, their run rate will be slow. England’s fielding will be excellent.

The luck will favour England. New Zealand’s bowling performance will not be up to the mark as they contribute a lot on England’s scores by extras or poor fielding. The team who bats in the second innings will have to face adverse circumstances and struggle to win the match.

The fall of wickets will be quick during the match. Both Seamers and spinners will contribute equally for England. You can’t expect a good performance by senior players of New Zealand.

Finally England will get the divine support and victory will be in their hands.


England 65%
New Zealand 35%

Match 2: South Africa vs Netherlands

Netherlands’s performance will be much better than their past World Cup performances. There will be slight pressure on South African players, but they will maintain their positions. Victory will be in hands of South Africa.

Netherlands’s fielding performance will be admirable; they show a brilliant performance on ground and stun the spectator with their fielding performance.


South Africa 70%
Netherlands 30%

First Published: Mar 17, 2007 02:20 IST