ZIM-A vs SA-A Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 3rd Unofficial ODI

ZIM-A vs SA-A Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 3rd Unofficial ODI

Sisanda Magala has the ability to deliver with both the ball and the bat.

Janneman Malan of South Africa during T20I between South Africa and Pakistan. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)


The hosts Zimbabwe-A are all set to take on South Africa-A in the third unofficial ODI in Harare. This will be a do-or-die contest for this team, which has lost both their matches so far in this series. In the first match, the hosts had set a target of 320 runs, which was chased down quite easily by the visitors.

South Africa-A continued their dominance with the bat, when they put on a total of 365 for 6, on the back of a magnificent 169 run-knock by Ryan Rickelton. Senuran Muthusamy was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with four wickets, which helped bowl out Zimbabwe for just 181. Another win for South Africa will give them the series. 

Match Details:

Zimbabwe-A vs South Africa-A, 3rd Unofficial ODI

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare

Date &Time: June 2 at 1:00 PM IST and 9:30 AM local time

Live Streaming: Zimbabwe Cricket Youtube channel

Pitch Report:

In the first two matches, the pitch has been quite flat. The visitors have enjoyed much of these batting-friendly conditions, with some power-hitters in the line-up. Chasing does seem like a better option, something which South Africa did successfully in the first match. 

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Probable Playing XIs for ZIM-A vs SA-A:


Chamu Chibhabha, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Tarisai Musakanda, Dion Myers, Roy Kaia, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Milton Shumba, Luke Jongwe, Tapiwa Mufudza, Tendai Chatara (c), Tanaka Chivanga

South Africa-A

Janneman Malan, Ryan Rickelton (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Zubayr Hamza (c), Theunis de Bruyn, Senuran Muthusamy, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Glenton Stuurman, Lutho Sipamla

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Top Picks for ZIM-A vs SA-A Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­– Zimbabwe-A

19-year-old Tadiwanashe Marumani has not set a foot wrong with the bat in this series. He scored 82 runs in the first match and carried his form into the second match, where he managed to score 48 runs. 

Dion Myers had a brilliant performance with the bat in the second match, a follow-up from the first game. His 90-ball 96 in 1st match was class and his 63-ball 70 in the second match was just another example of that same class. 

Top Picks – South Africa-A

Janneman Malan has shown why he has been so highly rated in domestic circles across South Africa. He continued his good form in the second ODI as well, scoring 53 runs from 52 balls, after his knock of 82 runs in the first ODI. 

Reeza Hendricks is the most experienced batter on this side and he has shown why this team can depend on him. He has scored two back-to-back fifties in this series. In the first match, he scored 52 runs and followed that up with 51 runs in the second game. 

ZIM-A vs SA-A Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (this series) Dream11 Points (this series)
Tadiwanashe Marumani 130 runs 107
Dion Myers 166 runs and one wicket 119
Janneman Malan 135 runs 107
Theunis de Bruyn 130 runs  150
Reeza Hendricks 103 runs and one wicket  103

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ZIM-A vs SA-A Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

R Mutumbami, Theunis de Bruyn (C), T Narumani (VC), R Hendricks, Janneman Malan, S Muthusamy, L Jongwe, D Pretorius, T Mufudza, L Sipamla, A Phehlukwayo

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ZIM-A vs SA-A Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Ryan Rickelton (C), T Narumani, Reeza Hendricks, J Malan, S Muthusamy, L Jongwe, Dion Myers (VC), C Chibhabha, T Chatara, T Mufudza, S Magala

ZIM-A vs SA-A Risky Captaincy Choices:

Chamu Chibhabha is a good batsman without a doubt and also quite experienced. But, at this moment, he is not getting those big scores, which makes him a risky pick. 

Sisanda Magala has the ability to deliver with both the ball and the bat. He did pick a wicket in the previous match, but the issue is that his roles are quite specific, which doesn’t allow him to take the centerstage. 

Player you should avoid:

Going with his performances from the first two One days, you can avoid Tanaka Chivanga while making your fantasy teams because he seems to go for a lot of runs and hasn’t picked up a wicket yet in the series. 

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.