New Zealand and South Africa are set to battle it out in the semi final of the cricket world cup 2015. If you were to check the betting odds at marathonbet.co.uk (Link for online betting for UK customers) then you will find that odds are in favor of the New Zealand cricket team.
Both New Zealand and South Africa have never made it to the finals but this time both of them are looking strong. Both sides are looking better than ever with a peculiar mix of experienced and aggressive players in their side.
The 33 year old captain of the New Zealand side, Brandon McCollum said in a recent press conference that he is expecting to win the semi final match against South Africa. The other semi final will be played between India and Australia. New Zealand has performed significantly well in this world cup. Evidently New Zealand is the only second team in this world cup that has won all of its matches without even a single loss, the other team being the defending champions, the Indian cricket team.
Since both South Africa and New Zealand have never won the world cup, both of them will try their level best and fight it out to the very last ball of the match.
The New Zealand captain, McCullum, is hopeful that his team will continue their newly found good form. He said that the New Zealand team has never looked so aggressive in any of the previous world cups and this time they are every bit determined to take the world cup home. In their last knockout match, the New Zealand players performed exceedingly well. In the last knockout match the team set the record for the highest number of runs in an innings in a knockout game. Martin Guptill, who scored 237, also made the world record of the highest number of runs by a batsman in any world cup match. If somehow Guptill manages to repeat this performance then South Africa can find itself in a difficult to handle situation.
The betting odds at Marathonbet.com (Link for online betting for non-UK customers) favor the New Zealand but McCollum also said that irrespective of the great form of the New Zealand team, no one can underestimate the South African cricket team. The world is witness to their abilities and they have proved their superior cricketing skills time and again. South Africa holds the record for the highest number of runs made in a second innings in a one day match when they successfully chased down a total of more than 400 runs made by the Australian cricket team.