SA vs ZIM 2018 : T20I Series - Statistical Preview

All the major stats and facts as South Africa takes on Zimbabwe in a three-match T20I series.

Imran Tahir took 10 wickets in the just concluded three match ODI series against Zimbabwe (photo - getty)

After winning the three match ODI series, South Africa will now take on Zimbabwe in the three match T20I series.

The first of three games will be played at Buffalo Park in East London on Tuesday night. This is an ideal series for South Africa to test their bench strength and the return of Quinton de Kock, David Miller and Faf du Plessis, who were all rested from the ODI series, will boost the team further.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe who haven't won any limited overs game since this March, have one more good chance to redeem themselves in this series and hopefully they'll put up a good fight against this South African side. 

All the major stats and facts you need to know as South Africa take on Zimbabwe in the three match T20I series at home :

1. Head to Head in T20Is -

 Venue   Matches      Won by SA    Won by ZIM     Tied     NR   
 South Africa    2   2  0  0  0
 Zimbabwe     0  0   0  0  0
 Neutral  1  1  0  0  0
 Overall  3  3  0  0  0

1 - South Africa have played only one T20I at this venue, aganinst New Zealand in December 2012 and lost that game by 8 wickets. 

8 - Zimbabwe are on a 8 match losing streak in T20Is and their last win in this format came against India at Harare in June 2016. 

46 - Number of sixes David Miller has hit in T20I format and needs to hit 4 more sixes to become the third South African player to hit 50 sixes after JP Duminy (65) and AB de Villiers (60). 

73 - Brendan Taylor needs 73 more runs to achieve the 3000 T20 runs milestone. He has scored 2927 runs at an average of 27.10 in 132 matches he played so far. 

77 - JP Duminy has appeared in 77 T20I matches for South Africa so far - the second most appearances for South Africa in T20I cricket and needs to make 2 more appearances to go past AB de Villiers' tally of 78 appearances. 

175 - JP Duminy needs 175 more runs to become the first South African and overall sixth player to score 2000 or more runs in T20I cricket. And he also needs 33 more runs to complete 6000 runs in T20 cricket. 

5871 - David Miller has scored 5871 runs in T20s so far and needs 129 more runs to achieve the 6000 T20 runs milestone. 


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 09 Oct, 2018

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