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Third Match Group B Information
Match: South Africa vs. Zimbabwe Third Match Group B, ICC World Cup 2015
Date: 15, February 2015
Time: 1:00 PM GMT
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
"All humanity shares an African heritage" says a message on cradle of humanity the site of South Africa where the most complete hominid fossil was found. In the world of cricket that may not mean much because the continent is below represented. Other than in Hamilton for a a small number of hours on Sunday that's going to change.
South Africa and Zimbabwe the two only teams from the continent kicking off their respective campaigns against each other and there is no shortage of brotherly love among them.
South Africa spoke reams about its respect to Zimbabwe its approach of a single mind on beating the neighbors to the North, and its expectation that their first match will be energetic and lively opposition come the day of the party. Zimbabwe have not been shy to spread praise be amazed by the squad of South Africa's global ambitions and his undeniable ability.
But below everything he prepares a special rivalry that exists only between computers too close for the comfort of others despite being far away, in every other way. Think of New Zealand and Australia. Zimbabwe will be desperate to get one of its richest, strongest and most successful neighbors; South Africa will be desperate to avoid precisely that. Lose or even pushed too hard for the little guys of beside it won't do no good their trust and they will want to announce their authority from the beginning.
Crowd’s sell-out with a considerable number of expatriates is expected with only 900 tickets not sold two days before the match with a capacity10,000 warm weather reminiscent of home and an emerging performance from the Soweto Gospel Choir in the public square two hours before the game. Cricket may not get much more African than this.
Pitch and conditions
A pristine outfield is the most notable attraction at Seddon Park in the run-up to the tournament and which should facilitate tow as much as the short boundaries and placid tone. There are no surprises expected from the surface. It will be a hard jobs for seamers and spinners the same. Is expected that temperatures in Hamilton to be in the 20s to mid and wet without rain forecast.
Zimbabwe (XI):Masakadza, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Salomón Mire, Elton Chigumbura (c), Chamu Chibhabha, Regis Chakabva (w), Craig Ervine, Tinashe Panyangara, Tendai Chatara, Prosper Utseya, Tawanda Mupariwa, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Tafadzwa Kamungozi
South Africa (XI): Quinton de Kock (w), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers (c), David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Wayne Parnell, Farhaan Behardien, Kyle Abbott, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Aaron Phangiso, Vernon Philander