Pitch and conditions: From the first round of matches, teams could tell that it was difficult to score off the new ball at the Bellerive Oval and bowlers benefitted from employing hard lengths upfront. There’s something for the seamers and spinners, and scores of around 160 are fairly competitive at this venue. But that’s only if a full 20 overs are possible. It’s cold and rainy in Hobart for most of this week, which does not bode well for the late match on Monday. The rain forecast of 20% through most of the day increases to 70% by 5pm and 80% by 8pm and the chances of a reduced match are in the offing.
South Africa vs Zimbabwe Highlights today. 18th Match, Group 2 (N), Bellerive Oval, Hobart, Monday 24-10-2022, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Toss: Zimbabwe chose to bat.
South Africa team: 1 Temba Bavuma (capt.), 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Rilee Rossouw, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 David Miller, 6 Tristan Stubbs, 7 Wayne Parnell, 8 Keshav Maharaj, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Anrich Nortje, 11 Lungi Ngidi.
Zimbabwe team: 1 Regis Chakabva (wk), 2 Craig Ervine (capt.), 3 Wessly Madhevere, 4 Sean Williams, 5 Sikandar Raza, 6 Milton Shumba, 7 Ryan Burl, 8 Luke Jongwe, 9 Tendai Chatara, 10 Richard Ngarava, 11 Blessing Muzarabani.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 5
South Africa Won: 5
Zimbabwe Won: 0
South Africa T20I Rankings: 4th
Zimbabwe T20I Rankings: 11th
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
South Africa WLLWW
Match Timings: 8:00 AM GMT | 7:00 PM Local
Umpires – Ahsan Raza, Michael Gough
TV Umpire – Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Nitin Menon
Match number – T20I no. 1844