October 5, 2018
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SA vs ZIM Dream11 Predictions, Team News, Match Preview & Playing 11

By Yash Mittal

SA vs ZIM Dream11 Predictions

Zimbabwe tour of South Africa, 2018

South Africa vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI

After clinching the series with a 120-run win in Bloemfontein, South Africa will lock horns with Zimbabwe in a bid to claim a series whitewash on Saturday.

Where:- Boland Park, Paarl

Match Timing:- Saturday, October 06, 2018, 04:30 PM IST

Despite claiming the series 2-0, it has been far from an impressive performance by the Proteas with their batting vows exposed to the hilt. After barely scampering to a five-wicket win in the first ODI, their top-order faltered again in the second match and at 4-49 looked in all sorts of trouble, only to be revived by Dale Steyn’s dodged 85-ball-60 to take them to a respectable 198 in 47.3 overs.

The likes of Dean Elgar, Reeza Hendricks have not made use of the opportunities in the absence of Amla, du Plessis and Quinton de Kock and the third ODI offer them one last chance to out-up a show.

Just like their ‘Big Brother’, Zimbabwe has too faltered with their batting in both games. The last game provided them with the best possible chance to salvage a win but barring Masakadza (27) and Brendon Taylor (10), no frontline batsmen could post a double-digit score to get blown away by a rampaging Imran Tahir (6-24), who became the oldest bowler to claim an ODI hat-trick.

With the series already gone, it will be a case for South Africa to rest some of their frontline bowlers while the batters will look to out-up an improved show ahead of the impending tour of Australia. For Zimbabwe, it will be a case of salvaging some lost pride.

SA vs ZIM Team News:-

  • All-rounder Wiaan Mulder has been ruled out of the series due to an ankle injury.
  • South African skipper Faf du Plessis, who was initially ruled out of the series has been deemed fit and is expected to feature in the third ODI.

SA vs ZIM Squad

South Africa:-

Faf du Plessis c), JP Duminy,  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

SA vs ZIM Playing 11

Here’s how both teams might line-up for SA vs ZIM, 2nd ODI:-

South Africa:-

Wicket-keeper: Henrich Klaasen

Batsmen: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Reeza Henricks, Christiaan Jonker, Faf du Plessis

All-rounders: JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo

Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada/Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Dale Steyn


Wicket-keeper: Brendan Taylor

Batsmen: Hamilton Masakadza, Elton Chigumbura, Peter Moore, Craig Ervine

All-rounders: Soloman Mire, Sean Williams

Bowlers: Tendai Chatara, Kyle Jarvis, Brandon Mavuta, Donald Tiripano

SA vs ZIM Fantasy Tips:-

Wicketkeeper:- Both Henrich Klaasen (44,1) and Brendon Taylor (7,10) have had an indifferent series thus far. You may opt for either of them in your Fantasy XI.

Batsmen:- Aiden Markram (62), Hamilton Masakadza (52), Khaya Zondo (21) and Christiaan Jonker (25) could be your ideal picks in an otherwise bowler-dominated series.

All-rounders:- JP Duminy (21) and Andile Phehlukwayo (3 wickets) will be the ideal choices for all-rounders.

Bowlers:- Tendai Chatara (5 wickets), Kyle Jarvis (2 wickets), Imran Tahir (8 wickets) and Dale Steyn, who made his comeback to the ODI set-up in the last game will be the ideal Fantasy picks.

Captain & Vice-captain choices:-

Team 01:- Henrich Klaasen (Captain), Dale Steyn (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.

Dale Steyn claimed 2 wickets and scored a crucial 60 runs in the last game.

Team 02:- Imran Tahir (Captain), Aiden Markram (Vice-captain)

Imran Tahir is the leading wicket-taker of the series. The leg-spinner ripped through the Zimbabwean batting line-up and claimed six wickets including a hattrick.

South Africa’s vice-captain, Aiden Markram (25, 35)has looked in good touch in what has been a bowler-dominated series.

SA vs ZIM Dream11 Team:-

Team 01:-

Team 02:-

Note: This SA vs ZIM Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above basis SA vs ZIM team news. Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update of the SA vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction. Also, hit the bell icon on the bottom right side of your screen to get all the latest Dream11 prediction updates.

Yash Mittal

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