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SA vs ZIM: Match Preview, Pitch Report and Dream11 Team for Match 18 of T20 WC 2022

We have 4 teams from Round 1 i.e Zimbabwe, Ireland, Sri Lanka, and the Netherlands, for the main stage.

In this preview, we will be talking about match 18 South Africa v.s Zimbabwe

The Proteas missed out on the semifinals in UAE on NRR count but won four of their five matches in a Super 12 group featuring AUS and ENG.

Zimbabwe will look to win a few games here and there as they are a team on the rise and development, they will be playing in a World Cup for the first time since the 2015 CWC with these things, they recently got banned too. These all things would affect their minds in the backend too.

SA and Zim Team Previews

South Africa

The proteas will start this tournament as the Hot Favourites this time as they have one of the most balanced T20 sides in the competition, Most Cricket pundits have predicted that South Africa might be able to break their ICC Title Jinx this year after a long time under a very fine white-ball Leader Temba Bavuma.


Zimbabwe has been a time on the rise in the last few months with the quality of Cricket they have played, especially in Round1 of this T20 World Cup and in the series vs India (not with the result) but through the spirit. Zimbabwe will be looking to do some upsets in the tournament, this could be one of them.

H2H Records

South Africa – 5

Zimbabwe – 0

SA vs ZIM Broadcasting Details

  • Date and Time: 24 October, Monday, 7:00 PM Local Time /1:30 AM GMT/1:30 PM IST
  • Streaming Platforms: Star Sports Network and Disney Hotstar app and website.

Pitch/Venue Report

Bellerive Oval, known as Blundstone Arena is a Ground which assists both bowlers and the Batters as the pitch has some initial sticky bounce in it, which gets better with the play of the game

Average total = 162 ( 9 )

Average Total in last 5 Matches = 155(5)

Note- The last 5 Matches here are played in the T20 WC 2022 only in the 1st round

Probable Playing XI

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (WK), Temba Bavuma (C), Rilee Russow, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada.

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

Important Players For This Match:

Sikandar Raza- Sikandar raza this year has been riding on different bicycle as he has made 652 Runs in the T20i’s with whooping 156 Strike Rate.

He is providing crucial breakthroughs also for the zimbabwe , most improved cricketer currently in the International Circuit

Kagiso Rabada- South Africas Ace Pacer, Kagiso Rabada is the key in any lineup he plays in irrespective of the format. The right arm quick can trouble the zimbabwe batters with his extra pace the surface will be little sticky so they have to counter 2 things . Rabada is handy with the bat also

Tendai Chatra- Tall, Fast bowler with the appreciable pace and the ability to move the ball away from the right hander, Zimbabwes main weapon with the ball.

Tendai has taken 11 wickets in the T20WC with 6.22 economy.

Aiden Markram- Aiden Markram arguably the best T20 international batter along with Suryakumar Yadav in the recent Times, The next big thing in the proteas Cricket.

Markram average’s over 40 in T20 internationals with over 150 SR and also had very decent T20 WC 2021 and will look to be the X-Factor in the WC for SA

Recent performances of SA and ZIM Players :

Zimbabwe Batsmen- (Runs/SR)

Raza- 652/156

Jongwe – 162/138

Madhewere – 392/126

Zimbabwe Bowlers- (Wickets/Eco)

Raza – 20/5.88

Chatara -17/5.94

Ryan Burl – 11/6.11

South Africa – (Runs/SR)

Miller – 286/186

Markram – 192/165

Rossow – 231/180

South Africa – (Wicket’s/ECO)

Rabada – 5/7.75

Maharaj – 13/8.16

Ngidi – 15/8.79

Parnel – 11/8.11

SA vs ZIM Dream11 Team

Note: This is not our Final Team, To See our Final Team (after toss), Join our Telegram Channel “Clan For Gamers“.

Match Predition

We Predicted South Africa to win this match, Nortje and Rabada can be crucial picks from SA side, Raza and Williams holds the hope for ZIM upset.

Arjun Gurudwan
Arjun Gurudwan
Arjun , A Cricket enthusiast , student in high school , student of life

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