Is Zimbabwe tour a good warm-up for youngsters before playing the Proteas?

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Sunny's picture

Not really, New Zealand proved it when they toured recently. Then pitches and quality of the opposition are not going to be anything like South Africa. In Zimbabwe, the pitches will be flat and will become slow and low. In SA, they will be bouncy and should offer seam movement. And let's not talk about the difference between both the bowling and batting of the two sides.

But it's better than nothing, so we should still treat it as practice because the actual practice matches we will play won't be anything like actually facing SA on a green pitch. Hopefully we can try out some young players while we are in Zimbabwe.

N.M.M's picture
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Taking any opponent lightly is a seriously dangerous... Play each game professionally and try to win it... It may be a warm up or not, we shouldn't think of it in that way, just another international fixture... And as @sunny pointed out, conditions are completely different...

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