ZIM-A v SA-A: After clinching the ODI series 3-1, Zimbabwe A will lock horns with South Africa A in the first unofficial test match starting on Monday.
The hosts are walking into this competition with a disappointing loss in their previous game against South Africa A. Reeza Hendricks’ 89 helped South Africa A to post a huge total of 281/6. Luke Jongwe was the best bowler for Zimbabwe, bagging three wickets.
In reply, Senuran Muthusamy unveiled his bag of tricks and had four scalps under his belt. Finally, South Africa A won the match by 116 runs and clinched the series 3-1.
Match: Zimbabwe A vs South Africa A
Date & Time: 7th June 2021, 1:00 PM IST
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
ZIM-A v SA-A Head-to-Head
The two teams haven’t played too many Test matches against each other. In their last four outings, South Africa A won two games while the remaining two matches ended in draws. Zimbabwe A is yet to secure a victory against the visitors.
South Africa A won the last Test match against Zimbabwe A by an innings and 81 runs.
The batters are going to enjoy batting at this venue early on, while bowlers will enter into the fray as the game progresses. The side batting first has a better success rate when compared to the chasing side. Considering all factors, team’s should opt to bat first.
It is forecasted to be mildly humid and partly cloudy on match day. The chances of rainfall are none.
ZIM-A v SA-A Predicted Playing XI
Richmond Mutumbami(WK), Milton Shumba, Brian Mudzinganyama, Ryan Burl, Brad Evans, Tarisai Musakanda, Wesley Madhevere, Tendai Chatara, Tanaka Chivanga, Tapiwa Mufudza, Carl Mumba
South Africa A
Zubayr Hamza(C), Ryan Rickleton(WK), Theunis de Bruyn, Tony de Zorzi, Senuran Muthusamy, Sinethemba Qeshile, Dominic Hendricks, Okuhle Cele, Lutho Simpala, Glenton Stuurman, Migael Pretorius
ZIM-A v SA-A Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Ryan Rickelton
Batsmen: Zubayr Hamza(C), Theunis de Bruyn, Tarisai Musakanda
All-rounders: Ryan Burl(VC), Wesley Madhevere, Senuran Muthusamy
Bowlers: Tendai Chatara, Lutho Simpala, Tapiwa Mufudza, Migael Pretorius