Zimbabwe tour of South Africa, 2018
South Africa vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI
As the road to 2019, World Cup continues, South Africa will host Zimbabwe for a 3-match ODI series as the former aims to zero in on their team combinations ahead of the marquee event next summer in England.
Where:- Diamond Oval, Kimberley
Match Timing:- Sunday, September 30, 2018, 01:30 PM IST
The first ODI of the 3-match series will take place at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley. South Africa has named a 16-member squad for the series with ace fast bowler Dale Steyn makes his way back into the ODI set-up after a hiatus of two years. With his burning desire to bow out after the 2019 World Cup, Steyn comes into the side boasting of a formidable pace-attack of Kagiso Rabada and Lungisani Ngidi.
The selectors have rested Quinton de Kock and David Miller for the series with the vision to give others an opportunity. Teenage batsman Matthew Breetzke, who represented South Africa in the U-19 World Cup earlier this year has been called up in the squad along with the likes of Christiaan Jonker and Khaya Zondo. Zondo’s selection comes on the back of his outstanding performance in the India A Quadrangular series earlier this month. While Imran Tahir has been included in the squad, Dean Elgar, who last played an ODI three years ago has been included in the squad in place of Hashim Amla, who tore a tendon in his left fifth digit while fielding in the CPL.
Zimbabwe, meanwhile, after being involved in a massive tussle with ZC, received a massive boost with key players in Brendon Taylor, Craige Ervine and Sean Williams making themselves available for selection. The trio, alongside Cremar and Sikandar Raza, was not available for selection for their home season because of a pay dispute with ZC. While Cremer is recuperating with a knee surgery, Raza was not considered for selection after not being handed a contract.
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Faf du Plessis (C), Wiaan Mulder, Lungisani Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Khaya Zondo, Dean Elgar, JP Duminy, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Christiaan Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram
Hamilton Masakadza (C), Kyle Jarvis, Brandon Mavuta, Richard Ngarava, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wellington Masakadza, Ryan Murray, Tendai Chatar, Solomon Mire, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Peter Moor, Elton Chigumbura, Donald Tiripano
Wicket-keeper: Henrich Klaasen
Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Reeza Henricks (D- Khaya Zondo)
All-rounders: JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
Wicket-keeper: Brendan Taylor
Batsmen: Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Elton Chigumbura, Peter Moore
All-rounders: Soloman Mire, Sean Williams
Bowlers: Tendai Chatara, Kyle Jarvis, Donald Tiripano, Wellington Masakadza