Cricket match date: 14th October 2018
Cricket match time: 18:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: Willowmoore Park, Benoni
Cricket Match format: T20 International
Stage: 3rd T20
Tournament: Zimbabwe tour of South Africa
Team A: South Africa
Team B: Zimbabwe
Team A Captain: Faf du Plessis
Team B Captain: Hamilton Masakadza
Cricket Match Preview:
South Africa and Zimbabwe will take on each other in the third T20 International cricket game at Benoni. South Arica have already won the first and second game by 34 runs and 6 wickets respectively. After winning the ODI series, South Africa have won the T20 series as well and now would like to clean sweep Zimbabwe in this series as well.
It was another incomplete cricket performance from Zimbabwe in the second T20 game. They repeated the same mistake that they have committed so far on the tour. Despite changing the opening batsman from Chibhabha to SF Mire, they again got the poor start as Mire fell down in the second over. Then Hamilton Masakadza and Brendon Taylor had a brief little partnership when Masakadza really went after Lungi Ngidi in one over. But soon, Masakadza lost his wicket to R Frylinck and Zimbabwe began to struggle again.
Zimbabwe have repeatedly lost early wickets in this series, and as a result, they just haven’t managed to go after the bowling, which is the demand of T20 cricket. They have had to restrict their stroke play and that has led to under par totals on a good pitch. South Africa has completely put the pressure on Zimbabwe through both their batting and bowling.
Their bowling including the not so known faces like D Paterson and R Frylinck have repeatedly picked up wickets and surprised the Zimbabwean batsmen by their pace. It must have really excited the South African team management to see such new talents coming through. Keeping the 2019 World Cup in mind some of these bowlers might just make it to the squad.
It has been a disappointing tour for Zimbabwe and they would be looking to finish it on a high with a win in this game of cricket. They have gone through some torrid times both on and off the field and the results on this tour might just shake things further.
Cricket Match Information:
South Africa will look to clean sweep Zimbabwe as they take on each other in the third T20 International cricket game. South Africa have already won the series by winning the first two T20s. This will be the last match of the series and the last opportunity for Zimbabwe to salvage something from the series and the tour.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
South Africa have been very good in the T20 series and with youngsters doing well they would be especially pleased. Our prediction is to expect the same lineup as in the second game.
Here is our prediction of South Africa’s playing XI:
- Quinto de Kock
- HE van der Dussen
- Faf du Plessis
- JP Duminy
- H Klassen
- David Miller
- A Phehlukwayo
- R Frylinck
- Tabrez Shamsi
- L Ngidi
- D Paterson
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Zimbabwe have had a disappointing series and they would like their senior men like Hamilton Masakadza or Brendon Taylor to bat through the 20 overs. They have had some youngsters like Brendon Mavuta emerge for them as well. Our prediction is to expect some changes in this game of cricket in their team.
Here is our prediction of Zimbabwe’s playing XI:
- H Masakadza
- CJ Chibhabha
- TK Musakanda
- Brendon Taylor
- SC Williams
- PJ Moor
- Elton Chigumbura
- TS Chisoro
- B Mavuta
- KM Jarvis
- CB Mpofu
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Faf du Plessis has made a comeback in this series and would like to get a good score in the last game. Our prediction is to expect a good score from him in this game.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
Pitch is expected to be a good one for the batsmen at Benoni. If South Africa bat first, we might get to see a score of around 180. Hence, our prediction is to expect South Africa to bat first in this game and a high scoring game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be dry and rain-free.
South Africa will begin as massive favorites again for this game of cricket. They would like to bat first and get a real big score in this game. Their bowlers are in very good form and they would like to put Zimbabwe under scoreboard pressure in this game of cricket.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Faf du Plessis (SA) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
D Patterson (SA) – 3 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Faf du Plessis (SA)
South Africa – 1.08
Zimbabwe – 6.80
*odds may change anytime