Zimbabwe tour of South Africa, 2018
South Africa vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI
After registering a five-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the first ODI, South Africa will look to clinch the series when they lock horns with their African neighbours on Tuesday.
Where:- Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
Match Timing:- Wednesday, October 03, 2018, 04:30 PM IST
On a pitch which had some spite of extra bounce, Lungisani Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada wrecked havoc and with able support from Wiaan Mulder and Andile Phehlukwayo and Imran Tahir’s variations, Zimbabwean batsmen were all at sea. On a pitch that offered steep bounce and movement, only Hamilton Masakadza (25) and Elton Chuigumbura (27) survived long enough to merit any respectability to their total. They were eventually bowled out for 117.
Chasing 118, South Africa’s batting fragility in the absence of Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis, was on display yet again as their top-order barring Aiden Markram (27) and Henrich Klaasen (44) failed to put up with the steep bounce that the surface had to offer as Tendai Chatara (2-12) and Wellington Masakadza (2-26) reduced the Proteas to 4-58 before skipper JP Duminy (16) and Willem Mulder (14) steered their fledgeling ship past the finishing line.
JP Duminy (c), Wiaan Mulder, Lungisani Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Khaya Zondo, Dean Elgar, 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
Here’s how both teams might line-up for SA vs ZIM, 2nd ODI:-
Wicket-keeper: Henrich Klaasen
Batsmen: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Reeza Henricks, Christiaan Jonker
All-rounders: JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Willem Mulder
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, 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, Brandon Mavuta, Wellington Masakadza
Wicketkeeper:- Henrich Klaasen had a good outing in the first ODI. The wicket-keeper batsmen scored a run-a-ball 44 to take South Africa out of troubled waters. Klaasen would be an ideal pick for the wicket-keeper slot. However, rule out Brendon Taylor at your own peril.
Batsmen:- On a spiteful pitch, Hamilton Masakadza (25) looked the most assured of the Zimbabwean batsmen along with Elton Chigumbura, who scored 27. From the Proteas, Aiden Markram looked good with a 38-ball-27 on a difficult pitch. You may also choose the likes of Reeza Hendricks, who scored a hundred in the last ODI series against Sri Lanka.
All-rounders:- Willem Mulder (14 & 1-19) and Andile Phelukwayo (2-22) had a great outing in the first ODI. Skipper JP Duminy, who scored unbeaten 16 in the last game can also be a good condition given his ability to roll his arm over.
Bowlers:- On a spiteful pitch, Lungisani Ngidi (3-19) and Kagiso Rabada (2-34) wrecked havoc in the Zimbabwean batting line-up. The duo has been taking truckloads of wickets and will again be crucial for South Africa.
Zimbabwe’s batting particularly struggles against quality leg-spin bowling which was evident in the first match when Tahir claimed 2-23 in 5 overs.
With 61 wickets in 58 matches, Tendai Chatara has well and truly established himself as the leader of Zimbabwean pace unit. The fast bowler (2-12), along with Wellington Masakadza (2-26) to send jitters among the South African top-order in the last game.
Captain & Vice-captain choices:-
Team 01:- Henrich Klaasen (Captain), Lungisani Ngidi (Vice-Captain)
Henrich Klaasen could be an ideal choice as the captain. The wicket-keeper batsman scored a run-a-ball 44 on a difficult pitch and with the likes of Rabada and Ngidi in the ranks, expect him to grab a few catches behind the wickets.
Ever since making his debut, Lungisani Ngidi has quickly become a pivotal part of the South African set-up. His ability to move the ball off the seam and prodigious bounce paved way for a match-winning performance (3-19) in the last game.
Team 02:- Brendon Taylor (Captain), Aiden Markram (Vice-captain)
He may have missed out in the first ODI, but with 5951 runs in 183 matches, Brendon Taylor still remains the lynchpin of Zimbabwe’s batting unit. He remains crucial to Zimbabwe’s fortunes. Taylor’s ability to play spin bowling well makes him a vital component of the middle-order.
South Africa’s vice-captain, Aiden Markram (25), looked in good touch on a spiteful pitch in the first ODI. Once he gets going, Markram has the ability to take the attack on the potent fast bowling pair of Chatar and Masakadza.