South Africa Unlikely to Experiment Against Zimbabwe

South Africa had earlier highlighted the series against Zimbabwe as an opportunity to have a look at some of their second-string players, and left out fast bowlers Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander.

updated: August 18, 2014 20:32 IST
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South Africa had won the first ODI vs Zimbabwe comfortably.


Bulawayo: South Africa will ignore the temptation to experiment and instead plan to field what they believe is their first-choice XI when they meet Zimbabwe in the second of three one-day internationals against Zimbabwe on Tuesday.

The Proteas cruised to a 93-run victory over their hosts in the first match on Sunday, with Hashim Amla scoring his fourth one-day hundred in six innings.

The gulf between the two sides was clear throughout the match, but particularly in the first innings when a strong South African batting line-up put an inexperienced Zimbabwean bowling unit containing three debutants to the sword in racking up 309 for three.

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