South Africans were on a roll during the 3-match ODI series against Zimbabwe which culminated on a successful note after a 3-0 victory. Now, both the teams are set for a 3-match T20 series with the first game to be played at Buffalo Park, East London. This is a fresh chance for Zimbabwe to grab their first victory of the tour. Here’s the prediction:
Big guns making their comeback – If you think that the South African squad was brilliant in the ODIs, then you are wrong as the upcoming T20I series include the likes of David Miller, Faf Du Plessis and Quinton De Kock. Zimbabweans are soon going to have a tough time ahead.
Series victory, a boost – Having won the ODI series, the South Africans would play freely now in front of the weak Zimbabwe squad. They will not be under any kind of pressure, unlike Zimbabwe. Also, the inclusion of some big players is a big boost for the squad.
Improved bowling – Zimbabweans might have had a poor ODI series but their bowling department has improved a lot. They need to work on their batting in order to change the stats. Hopefully, in the upcoming T2oI series, some changes might be seen.
No win in the last 2 bilateral series – Zimbabwe is seeking for a victory from the last 8 ODIs. The team has won only 1 match in their last 3 bilateral ODI series. Keeping South Africa’s performance in the mind, they have to play some attacking cricket to get back to their winning days.
Cricwizz Prediction – South Africans are looking favourite to win the 1st T20, however, some magic from Zimbabwe’s top order can change the result.
Who will win the first T20I?
- South Africa (89%, 24 Votes)
- Zimbabwe (11%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 27