T20 World Cup 2022: South Africa vs Zimbabwe – Predicted XI, Pitch & Weather report

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  • South Africa and Zimbabwe will square off against each other in Match 17 of T20 World Cup 2022.

  • South Africa have won all their five T20Is against Zimbabwe so far.

T20 World Cup 2022: South Africa vs Zimbabwe – Predicted XI, Pitch & Weather report
Temba Bavuma, Craig Ervine (Photo Source: Twitter)

South Africa will take on Zimbabwe in the 17th match of the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at Bellerive Oval, Hobart on Monday, October 24.

South Africa have won all five T20Is against Zimbabwe in their previous meetings. The formidable pace attack of South Africa would once again try to come hard at Zimbabwe’s rather vulnerable top order and make some incisions upfront.

Pitch and Weather report

The surface at Hobart’s Bellerive Oval has provided a lot of help to the batters in the tournament so far. The average first innings total at this venue in the last five matches is 156. The team winning the toss will look to field first.

The rain forecast of 20% through most of the day increases to 70% by 5pm (local time) and 80% by 8pm. Therefore, the chances of a reduced match are in the offing.

Probable XIs

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

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada

Current form

  • Zimbabwe – WLWWL (last five completed matches; most recent first)
  • South Africa – WLLWW

Captain’s corner

“I think the element of pressure, I think that’s something that’s not really unique to me as a player, as a sportsman. I think all players have to deal with that pressure. Yes, it comes in different forms. Obviously being the captain, it’s a lot more blown up. All eyes are on you. There’s a lot more critique regarding your performances and just how you are as a leader. Obviously, like I said, with the title of being captain comes that responsibility, and it’s not something that one can really shy away from. So with all the, like I say, the pressure that is upon me, I’ll face up to it as honorably and with as much gratitude as I can,” said the Proteas skipper Temba Bavuma.

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