Heinrich Klaasen will lead South Africa A against Zimbabwe XI.
South Africa A will play Zimbabwe XI in a limited-overs series comprising three one-day games followed by five T20 matches. The Harare Sports Club in Harare will host all the games of this tour, including the first ODI on April 25.
Zimbabwe will be led by Sikandar Raza. The spin all-rounder has plenty of experience at the international level and will look to lead his team by example. The likes of Wellington Masakadza, Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chatara and Ryan Burl could play key roles for the hosts against South Africa A.
Heinrich Klaasen will lead South Africa A in both One Day matches and T20s. They have a strong squad comprising Ryan Rickelton, Reeza Hendricks, Andile Phehlukwayo and Theunis de Bruyn.
Zimbabwe XI vs South Africa A Match Details
Match: Zimbabwe XI vs South Africa A, 1st Unofficial One Day, South Africa A tour of Zimbabwe, 2022.
Date and Time: April 25, 2022; Monday, 12:45 PM IST.
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare.
The pitch at the Harare Sports Club is a balanced one. Bowers could get movement with the new ball, so batters will have to be patient early on before playing their strokes. Expect the surface to stay true throughout the game.
The temperature is expected to range between 13 and 25 degrees Celsius. It could stay humid throughout the day.
Sikandar Raza (c), Ryan Burl, Kaitano Takudzwanashe, Wessly Madhevere, Prince Masvaure, Richmond Mutumbami, Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chatara, Wellington Masakadza, Ernest Masuku, Milton Shumba.
South Africa A
Heinrich Klaasen (c), Ryan Rickelton, Reeza Hendricks, Tony de Zorzi, Theunis de Bruyn, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Lizaad Williams, Khaya Zondo, Lutho Sipamla, Gerald Coetzee.
Both teams have experienced players, so a cracker of a contest could ensue. South Africa A look like a more settled unit, so expect them to come out on top.
Prediction: South Africa A to win.