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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction for South Africa v Zimbabwe 3rd T20I

South Africa's Quinton De Kock in action Action
South Africa's Quinton De Kock in action Action
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After three ODIs and two T20Is we have come to the last match of the Zimbabwe tour of South Africa.

Zimbabwe have shown glimpses of what they are capable of in bits and pieces. Even after five matches, a complete performance remains awaited.

Like most matches, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams got starts but failed to convert them into anything substantial in the last game. Things were even worse in the bowling department where no bowler stood out.

That being said, it is not that South Africa are performing exceedingly well. Even against such a weak Zimbabwe attack, several chinks in their armour have been exposed. While the bowling is taking care of itself, the batsmen have still to step up a couple of notches to put up a clinical show.

After losing the home tri-series against Pakistan and Australia and then getting whitewashed 5-0 against Pakistan, Zimbabwe certainly have to win at least one match on the South Africa tour to prove their worth otherwise I'm afraid, the ODI status may be at stake.

Here's a look at the predicted playing XI for both teams.

Zimbabwe- Chamu Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Tarisai Musakanda, Sean Williams, Peter Moor, Elton Chigumbura, Brandon Mavuta, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chisoro, Chris Mpofu

South Africa- Quinton de Kock, Gihahn Cloete, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Christiaan Jonker, Andile Phehlukwayo, Junior Dala, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction*

Who will win? South Africa

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) - Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Kyle Jarvis (Zimbabwe), Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa)

Most Sixes - Hamilton Masakadza (Zimbabwe), Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)

Team Scores (Batting First) – South Africa 160+, Zimbabwe 130+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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