December 26, 2017
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Zimbabwe Vs South Africa Test Match Prediction-Fantasy Team News

By Koustav Shaw @@GodKoustav

Zimbabwe Vs South Africa Test Match Dream 11 Fantasy Team Predictions 

South Africa Vs Zimbabwe Test Match 2017

South Africa and Zimbabwe plunge into the unknown as they head towards the experimental test match of four days, floodlights, pink ball on Boxing Day, in Port Elizabeth stadium, South Africa. The spectators will witness a Test match like none before, it is for sure.

When and where:

Series- One Test Match 2017

Venue- Port Elizabeth Stadium, South Africa

Date and Time- Dec 26, 5:00 PM IST

Pitch Conditions:

The Sahara Oval, St George’s Park pitch is regarded as one of the pitches that is favourable both for batsmen and bowlers alike.

Venue Stats:

Avg 1st inn score- 306

Avg 2nd inn score- 240

Highest Total- 549/7 (117 Ov) by Aus vs RSA

Lowest Total- 30/10 (18.4 Ov) by RSA vs Eng

Highest Chased- 330/7 (49.1 Ov) by Aus vs RSA

Lowest Defended- 179/7 (50 Ov) by RSA vs WI

SA Vs Zim Team News:


  • With Faf du Plessis’ recovery from shoulder surgery not yet complete, one of South Africa’s selection dilemmas is likely to be solved. If he doesn’t make it then AB de Villiers can come back in
  • The Proteas will still need to decide whether they need six or seven batsmen in the conditions. Either way, du Plessis confirmed that spinner Keshav Maharaj will play.


  • Despite failing to make an impact in his first longform games, Zimbabwe believe Solomon Mire is worth persisting with since the opener has the ability to put them on the front foot early on. That settles the top four, while Sikandar Raza, Graeme Cremer, Kyle Jarvis and new seamer Blessing Muzarabani are all certain picks.
  • But how Zimbabwe balance their side and choose their remaining batsmen will be interesting to see. Brendan Taylor is expected to keep wickets.

SA Vs ZIM Probable 11:

SA Probable 11-

Dean Elgar (capt), Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel

ZIM Probable 11-

Hamilton Masakadza, Solomon Mire, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor (wk), Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza, Peter Moor, Graeme Cremer (capt), Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara/Chris Mpofu, Blessing Muzarabani

Key players:

AB De Villiers (SA)

Keshav Maharaj (SA)

Hashim Amla (SA)

Brendan Taylor (ZIM)

Graeme Cremer (ZIM)

Hamilton Masakadza (ZIM)

South Africa Vs Zimbabwe Test Match Prediction:-

Please Note- The SA Vs ZIM match preview we are providing here is purely based on our research and understanding. You can choose your own playing 11 from the squad listed above. Moreover, team management has the final call.

Note: Kindly visit, before the deadline to get the final update.

Koustav Shaw @@GodKoustav

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