Match 5: Zimbabwe vs South Africa Emerging | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

Zimbabwe and South Africa Emerging are set to clash in the 5th Twenty20 (T20) of their 6-match series on the 26th of November, 2023, and the series is currently leveled at 2-2. This contest will take place at Takashinga Sports Club, Harare at 5:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Harare Sports Club.
Harare Sports Club.

Squads:

Zimbabwe – Mary-Anne Musonda, Josephine Nkomo, Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano, Modester Mupachikwa, Ashley Ndiraya, Kelis Ndhlovu, Pellagia Mujaji, Chiyedza Dhururu, Nomvelo Sibanda, Precious Marange, Audrey Mazvishaya, Nyasha Gwanzura, Francisca Chipare, Loreen Tshuma, Adel Zimunu, Kudzai Chigora, Lindokuhle Mabhera

South Africa Emerging – Nobulumko Baneti, Annerie Dercksen, Mieke De Ridder, Jenna Evans, Lara Goodall, Ayanda Hlubi, Leah Jones, Tebogo Macheke, Eliz-Mari Marx, Refilwe Moncho, Seshnie Naidu, Asakhe Nyovane, Nondumiso Shangase, Andrie Steyn, Jané Winster

Players to watch out:

Ashley Ndiraya

The 31-year-old batter has accumulated 189 runs in 17 T20 Internationals (T20Is), with a highest score of 44. Ashley had a slow start to the series with scores of 1 and 8 in her first couple of outings but showed improvement with scores of 34 and 15 in her recent appearances. She also returned bowling figures of 1/23 in her only bowling outing.

Loreen Tshuma

The 26-year-old all-rounder has managed 40 runs in 6 T20I outings and has claimed 20 wickets in 16 innings. Loreen’s contributions have been crucial for the team in both her outings thus far. She registered an unbeaten 24 and recorded figures of 4/21 in her first game and followed up with bowling figures of 1/21 (4), while with the bat she departed for 2.

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Nondumiso Shangase

The 27-year-old all-rounder, in 8 T20I appearances, secured 8 wickets and managed only 6 runs from 3 batting outings. Nondumiso showcased outstanding performances in this series, making significant contributions with both bat and ball. She posted batting scores of 16*, 22*, 0, and 26, along with bowling figures of 1/6, 0/9, 0/22, and 0/19.

Leah Jones

The promising 21-year-old pacer has emerged as one of the most consistent performers this series, securing 6 wickets in 4 games. Leah showcased impressive bowling figures of 1/5, 1/16, 3/16, and 2/12. The team will rely on her to deliver the goods.

Pitch:

The 22 yards at Takashinga Sports Club heavily favors the pacers, creating ideal conditions for bowling, as evident from the average score in the 120s. However, batters with good tactical skills and shot selection can still score runs effectively.

Weather:

With partly cloudy skies, the conditions are expected to be bright and pleasant for cricket. The temperature will be around 29°C, with light winds and a humidity level of 38%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Mieke De Ridder, Mary-Anne Musonda, Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano, Andrie Steyn, Annerie Dercksen, Ashley Ndiraya, Eliz-Mari Marx, Kelis Ndhlovu, Nondumiso Shangase, Loreen Tshuma, Leah Jones

Match details:

Date – November 26, 2023

Time – 5:30 PM IST

Venue – Takashinga Sports Club, Harare

Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the Zimbabwe Cricket YouTube channel.

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