Zimbabwe's bowlers have positioned themselves in strong positions throughout this tour. As the T20I series progresses to Highveld and what the best batting conditions should have been found, the higher order of visitors with misfires now has the opportunity to do well, especially when a major obstacle has been removed. their way.  Imran Tahir has been an event wearing bells, wearing a diadem and a nightmare for Zimbabwe. The leg kicker has taken 15 windows in four games, and his wide-arm career mark to the limit after taking a window is being remembered by the game fans now.
For Zimbabwe, Sean Williams has been the only batter to score a fifty, and there have been seven ducks up and down the order when Tahir was helped to get a 'hat-trick'. in the second ODI and a career record of 5 by 23 in the first T20I on Tuesday. But this limited tour has consisted of both discovering their best combinations in white-ball cricket and winning for South Africa, possibly even more, and the decision was made to leave Tahir for the rest of the series. so the selectors can see more closely the other bowling game options of the team.
They will also watch their new hitters attentively. Although in difficult conditions, the performance of South Africa's top and middle orders was irregular in the ODI before the fifties of Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen turned things around in Paarl. It was the turn of Rassie van der Dussen in East London, for whom his fiftieth debut was "a dream come true".
Van der Dussen also offered the somewhat sinister warning that by taking a look at Zimbabwe's bowling pins, he would try to push even harder in a place he knows intimately. Senwes Park was home to van der Dussen when he played for North West, and his short format record here is nothing short of phenomenal.
Fifteen games in a losing streak of formats, Zimbabwe desperately needs a win, and a positive result. The result could do a little to lift the somber mood at home. Many Zimbabwean fans are more focused on the impending economic crisis in their country at this moment than on the performance of the team, but a victory could be a spark in the penumbra.
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