ZIM-A vs SA-A: The Harare Sports Club will play hosts to South Africa A for the first unofficial ODI between Zimbabwe A and South Africa A on May 29.
Zimbabwe A last played a three-day warm-up game against West Indies in 2017 which ended in a draw. South Africa A, on the other hand, last played a three-day warmup game against England which ended in a draw.
Match: Zimbabwe A vs South Africa A
Date & Time: 29th May 2021, 1:00 PM IST
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
ZIM-A vs SA-A Head-to-Head
In their previous five meetings, South Africa A have had clear domination over Zimbabwe A with all five games.
The two teams last played in July 2012 in the tri-series final. After being put into bat first, Zimbabwe A posted a total of 199/9. Thanks to Regis Chakabva’s 61-ball 52 runs contribution, which saw his side reach a par total. To everyone’s surprise, skipper Faf Du Plessis along with Chris Morris and Aaron Phangiso bagged two wickets each.
In reply, Colin Ingram gave a stabilising start to his side scoring a gritty 61. Zimbabwe A put up a tough fight but South Africa A emerged victorious by three wickets.
With both sides meeting each other after nine long years, one can expect an action-packed game on Saturday.
The pitch at Harare has something in it for both, batsmen and bowlers. Pacers have enjoyed bowling on the track when compared to spinners as the conditions are most suitable for them. Batsmen will have to take their time and settle before playing the big shots if they want to post a challenging total.
It is forecasted to be very sunny on match day.
ZIM-A vs SA-A Predicted Playing XI
Richmond Mutumbami, Timycen Maruma, Roy Kaia, Brian Chari, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Ryan Burl, Chamu Chibhabha, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Victor Nyauchi, Tapiwa Mufudza
South Africa A
Ryan Rickelton, Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Zubayr Hamza, Theunis de Bruyn, Dwaine Pretorius, Wiaan Lubbe, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Junior Dala, Lutho Sipamla
ZIM-A vs SA-A Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Richmond Mutumbami
Batsmen: Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks (captain), Timycen Maruma
All-rounders: Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Dwaine Pretorius (vice-captain)
Bowlers: Tendai Chatara, Lutho Sipamla, Junior Dala, Andile Phehlukwayo