Zimbabwe tour of South Africa, 2018
South Africa vs Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I | SA vs ZIM WHO WILL WIN
The Big Picture
South Africa will take on Zimbabwe in the second T20I at Potchefstroom on Saturday as the visitors aim to for an elusive win, something that has eluded them post the World Cup Qualifiers earlier this year.
South Africa will look to close out the series at Potchefstroom itself after securing a 34-run win in the first T20I.
Two things stood out in South Africa’s win in the first match. While the old vile fox Imran Tahir spun them to victory with another five-wicket-haul, debutant Rassie van der Dussen capped off his debut with a calculated 44-ball-56 after de Kock and Cloete fell cheaply, to take his side what eventually turned out to be a match-winning total of 6-160.
South Africa rested JP Duminy in the last game with a view to giving youngsters like Cloete, Jonker game-time, they’re expected to do the same in the second game by getting a closer look-in to Tabraiz Shamsi after having rested Imran Tahir for the remainder of the series.
It’s been seven months and Zimbabwe are yet to taste a win after their shock defeat to the UAE in the World Cup Qualifiers at home. Sanctions, tumultuous relationship with ZC and as Sean Williams admitted just that it still haunts the side.
But, a win against their ‘Big Brothers’ will go a long way in healing some of the pain. The tourists’ problems have been their batting. While their bowlers have consistently given them chasable targets, it is their batting that has faltered on more than one occasion. The likes of Hamilton Masakadza, Brandon Taylor did not get going again in the first match and it was only Peter Moore, who scored a 21-ball-44 that lent respectability to their total.
They’ll be relieved that their chief tormentor in Imran Tahir will not be available for the remainder of the series but a sterner examination awaits in the form of left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi and the way they cope up with it will define the course of the series.
Venue:- Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
When:- Saturday, October 12, 2018, 09:30 PM IST
Read on for SA vs ZIM Team News & SA vs ZIM Playing 11
Faf du Plessis (captain), Rassie van der Dussen, Gihahn Cloete, Junior Dala, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Robbie Frylinck, Christiaan Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Lungisani Ngidi, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi
Hamilton Masakadza (captain), Tarisai Musakanda, Tendai Chatara, Solomon Mire, Neville Madziva, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Peter Moor, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chisoro, Kyle Jarvis, Brandon Mavuta, Christopher Mpofu, Chamu Chibaba, Wellington Masakadza
Here’s how both teams might line-up for SA vs ZIM, 2nd T20I-
Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: Rassie van der-Dussen, Christiaan Jonker, Faf du Plessis, David Miller/JP Duminy, Gihahn Cloete
All-rounders: Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers: Junior Dala, Lungisani Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dane Paterson/Robbie Frylinck
Wicket-keeper: Brendan Taylor
Batsmen: Hamilton Masakadza, Elton Chigumbura, Peter Moore (D:- Soloman Mire)
All-rounders: Sean Williams, Chamu Chibaba
Bowlers: Kyle Jarvis, Brandon Mavuta, Chris Mpofu, Tendai Chisoro
Wicket-keeper:-Both Taylor and de Kock have nor set the stage on fire in the series thus far. However, with de Kock opening the innings, he’s a better option for you Dream11 team.
Batsmen:- Faf du Plessis (24), Rassie van der Dussen (56), David Miller (39) and Peter Moore (44) had a good outing in the first game.
All-rounders:-Andile Phelukwayo (2-25) and Sean Williams (21) are prudent bets for the all-rounder’s spot.
Bowlers:- Kyle Jarvis (3-37, Chris Mpofu (2-24) had a great game giving their side opening scalp. While Junior Dala (2-25) and Lungusani Ngidi (1-7) had a decent outing. With Zimbabwe’s struggles against spin evident, you may also opt for left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi
Captain/Vice-Captain Picks:– Rassie van der Dussen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Brendon Taylor, Lungisani Ngidi
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