SA vs ZIM Today Match Prediction for T20 World Cup 2022 – Who Will Win South Africa vs Zimbabwe?

Updated on: Oct 23, 2022 10:59 pm IST

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    SA vs ZIM Today Match Prediction: Match 18 of the ICC T20 World Cup, will see the clash between the African rivals, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Both sides are well prepared coming into this encounter. Zimbabwe topped their group in Qualifiers to make it to the Super 12. Whereas the Proteas have had enough match practice in India and in the warmups. South Africa will consider themselves strong favourites for this match as they have a very solid T20I lineup. Zimbabwe on the other hand will be looking forward to carry forward the momentum they had while defeating the Windies in this match. Having played all their Qualifier in Hobart, they are quite familiar with the conditions at stake than South Africa. Let’s see which of these African nations has what it takes to secure their first points in this T20 World Cup.

    SA vs ZIM Match Details

    Fixture Name: South Africa vs Zimbabwe, 18th Match, Super 12 Group 2
    Competition: T20 World Cup 2022
    Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
    Date and Time: October 24, 1:30 PM IST
    Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network

    SA vs ZIM Pitch Report

    The surface in Hobart is a balanced pitch. Considering the previous results, teams are most likely to bat first at this venue after winning the toss.150 is the average score at this venue with the average first innings score being just 156. So, anything above the 160-run mark could prove to be a winning total at this venue.

    RECENT FORM

    South Africa- W L L W W
    Zimbabwe- W L W W

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    SA vs ZIM Probable Playing XIs

    SOUTH AFRICA:

    Quinton de Kock(wk), Temba Bavuma(c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

    ZIMBABWE:

    Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine(c), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani

    SA vs ZIM Probable Top Performers

    Probable Best Batter

    Sikandar Raza

    Whatever Raza is touching now is turning into gold. He was the ICC T20 player of the month in September and has been in top form lately. With his batting and occasional off-spin, he has been single-handedly carrying this Zimbabwe unit for quite some time now. Bet on him to score most runs in this match.

    SIKANDAR RAZA STATS in T20 WC 2022

    Matches Runs Average Strike Rate Recent Form
    3 136 45.33 172.15 40(23), 14(8), 82(48)

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    Probable Best Bowler

    Anrich Nortje

    Nortje could rattle this inexperienced Zimbabwe batting unit with his pure pace. He has been in fine form lately and is one of their leading pacers along with Rabada.

    ANRICH NORTJE T20I STATS

    Matches Wickets Average Economy Recent Form
    23 24 24.79 7.50 0/41, 1/32, 1/12, 1/21

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    SA vs ZIM Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between SOUTH AFRICA and ZIMBABWE

    • South Africa is more well-balanced than Zimbabwe in all three departments of the game.
    • Sikandar Raza is probably the only threat South African bowlers will have to be vary off. If they manage to keep his quiet, SA should win it quite easily.
    • The last time these two sides faced off against each other in a T20I match, South Africa defeated Zimbabwe by 6 wickets.

    SA vs ZIM in T20Is

    Matches Played SA Won ZIM Won
    5 5 0

    Today’s Match Prediction: SOUTH AFRICA to win the match

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