COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: South Africa vs Zimbabwe on October 12
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After hammering Zimbabwe in the ODI series. The Proteas carried their momentum into the T20's and now aim to seal T20I series, when they welcome the tourists to Senwes Park for the second T20I of the three-match series. South Africa have won all four T20 games they have played against the neighbors and are like to continue their winning streak. The hosts went into this series on the back of a 1-2 drubbing against India followed by a defeat in only T20I against Sri Lanka. But are now got themselves back on the winning track with a comfortable win in the first game at Buffalo Park. After winning the first T20 without even breaking a sweat, they would be tempted to stick with the same winning combination. Zimbabwe defeat at Buffalo Park extended their losing streak in T20I's and they have now lost all seven matches they have played in the shortest format of the game this year. They started the year with two back-to-back defeats against Afghanistan in Sharjah, before losing all four games they played against Pakistan and Australia in the T20 Tri-Nation Series in Harare.
Best economical pick – Rassie van der Dussen, having impressed in franchise cricket, took his opportunity on his T20 international debut as he hit a half-century against Zimbabwe, scoring 56 from 44 balls and sharing important rebuilding partnerships with Faf du Plessis and David Miller.
Top captains & vice captains – David Miller will be danger man with the bat, having hit an impressive 39 in the previous game. Miller hit an unbeaten century from just 36 balls when South Africa last played at Senwes Park, meanwhile – hitting seven fours and nine sixes in his innings. Peter Moor gave visitors something to be cheerful about in the defeat at Buffalo Park, however, a late 44 from 21 balls, including five sixes, to add some respect to the score line. He will be eager to replicate his show in the second T20I.
Smart pick – For a really long time, Tabraiz Shamsi has been coming in and going out of contention, but no one can disregard the special talent he’s blessed with. The chinaman bowler will have a bigger role to play given Tahir gets rested and it will be a stern test of his ability against a highly-spirited batting line-up.
Cautious Pick – Brendan Taylor is certainly Zimbabwe’s best batsman, and was in scintillating form earlier in the year in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 at home. But, against South Africa, he has been below his best.
My XI – David Miller (Captain), Peter Moor (Vice-Captain), Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, Lungi Ngidi, Kyle Jarvis, Sean Williams, Faf du Plessis, Jean-Paul Duminy, Solomon Mire