Zim v SA highlights today – Second twenty/20 from Senwes Park, Potchefstroom (South Africa) Friday 12th October 2018. Potchefstroom usually offers a flat pitch and a fast outfield, though it’s still a little early in the season and the track may not have flattened out entirely. It may be a little cloudy on Friday afternoon and evening, but it should be warm and there’s no rain predicted. Elton Chigumbura has picked up two ducks in his last three innings, and Zimbabwe may tinker with their lower-middle order as they look to fill the holes in their batting line-up. Chamu Chibhabha and Solomon Mire have done the job down the order before, but these days the two play as openers.
Seaming allrounder Neville Madziva is another option, and he has proven himself in high-pressure situations with both bat and ball in the past. With Tahir rested and spin less likely to be a factor, South Africa could look to beef up their lower-middle order with allrounder Robbie Frylinck. He strikes the ball at 148.22 in T20s and would lengthen a batting order that looked a little light on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Christiaan Jonker hasn’t quite fired yet and will be under a little pressure if he plays ahead of JP Duminy and Heinrich Klaasen.
South Africa: WLLWL (last five completed matches, most recent first)
Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat.
South Africa team/playing XI
Q de Kock †, HE van der Dussen, F du Plessis (c), JP Duminy, DA Miller, H Klaasen, AL Phehlukwayo, R Frylinck, D Paterson, L Ngidi, T Shamsi.
Zimbabwe team/playing XI
H Masakadza (c), SF Mire, BRM Taylor †, TK Musakanda, SC Williams, PJ Moor, E Chigumbura, TS Chisoro, B Mavuta, KM Jarvis, CB Mpofu.
2nd T20I (N), Zimbabwe tour of South Africa Highlights