Zimbabwe-South Africa duel has turned out to be one of the most happening events at the present juncture of World cricket. The amount of heat their duels have brought in during the ongoing series is something none could have imagined prior to the commencement of the tour. Based on the players’ performances and taking into consideration the statistics and numbers associated with the venue, here’s a brief description stating the proceedings that you may get to witness among the African nations in the form of South Africa vs Zimbabwe 2nd T20I Preview.
South Africa vs Zimbabwe 2nd T20I Preview
Match Date: October 12, Friday.
Match Time: 6:00 PM Local, 9:30 PM IST, 4:00 GMT.
Match Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.
The hosts have enjoyed a sensational run by far in the ongoing battles. Taking into consideration their performance in the 1st T20I, it could be assumed that they’d emulate a similar act in the 2nd T20I as well. Imran Tahir’s 5-wicket haul and Debutant Rassie van der Dussen’s 56 were the major contributors behind a Proteas victory.
Quinten de Kock may not have been influential in the first game, but taking into consideration his prowess and finesse in the T20I cricket, one could expect him to notch up a spell-binding innings in the forthcoming contest. After all, he’s a man of big occasions.
Faf du Plessis and Miller might have to work on themselves if South Africa is to win the 2nd T20I. Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phelukwayo, and Junior Dala seem to be fine at the moment and would be expected to ditto their gameplay in the decider duel
South Africa predicted XI
The visiting nation’s batting lineup has been the reason for their successive failures. Peter Moor ( 44) and Brandon Mavuta (28) were the only performers from their unit. None of the experienced players could inflict even the minutest damage onto the Proteas XI. The top-order collapse followed by the middle and lower-middle orders led to the team’s dismal performance in chasing down the rival’s total.
With 2nd T20i being the series decider, the players would have to give in whatever it takes if they are eyeing for a victory at any expense. A faulty batting display isn’t something that would fetch them any good results. All they need to do is work on their batting prowess, especially the top-order batsmen who seem to be faltering at the moment.
Bowling attack comprising of players of the likes of Kyle Jarvis, Chris Mpofu, Brandon Mavuta seems quite uptight. The bowling unit would probably don a role similar to the one they essayed in the previous encounter.
Zimbabwe predicted XI
Hamilton Masakadza, Chamu Chibhabha, Tarisai Musakanda, Brendan Taylor, Sean Willams, Peter Moor, Tendai Chisoro, Elton Chigumbura, Kyle Jarvis, Brandon Mavuta, Chris Mpofu.
South Africa vs Zimbabwe Previous Head to Heads in T20Is
4-0 in favor of South Africa. Both units have locked horns on 4 occasions only to witness South Africa emerging victorious on each and every battle.
South Africa vs Zimbabwe 2nd T20I Preview: Mind-boggling numbers from the venue
- Highest team total at the venue: 224/4 ( South Africa vs Bangladesh).
- Lowest team total at the venue: 141 in 18.3 overs ( Bangladesh vs South Africa).
- Most extras in an innings: 8 ( Bangladesh vs South Africa).
- Most runs: David Miller ( 101 runs).
- Highest individual score: David Miller (101*).
- Most sixes: David Miller ( 9-6s).
- Most wickets: Shakib Al Hasan ( 2 wickets).
- Best bowling figures: Shakib Al Hasan (4-0-22-2), economy: 5.50.
- Most catches: BE Hendricks (2).
- Highest average: 85.00.
- Best strike rate by any bowler: JP Duminy (12).
- Best strike rate by any batsman: David Miller (288.55)