Zimbabwe could turn to dangerous opener Solomon Mire
South Africa are resting bamboozling leg-spinner Imran Tahir
Second Twenty20 international
Sky Sports Cricket, 5pm Friday
Zimbabwe will be relieved to hear that South Africa are resting Imran Tahir for the second and third Twenty20 internationals but they are still 6-1 outsiders in Potchefstroom.
Tahir took ten wickets at an average of nine in three ODIs before claiming 5-23 to rip the heart out of the Zimbabwe batting line-up in the first T20 clash.
The underdogs played well in patches, restricting the Proteas to 160-6 before Peter Moor (44 off 21 balls) and Brandon Mavuta (28 off 14) gave South Africa a scare late on.
Solomon Mire missed the first game after struggling in the ODIs but he has a fine Twenty20 record and could make an impact if recalled.
Mire made 27 and 94 against Pakistan and 28 and 63 against Australia in July’s 20-over tri-series and he is a dangerous hitter at the top of the order.
S Mire top Zimbabwe runscorer
1pt 9-2 Betfair
Read Racing Post Sport every day for no-nonsense previews and expert sports betting tips
Follow us on Twitter @racingpostsport
Like us on Facebook RacingPostSport