LIVE - Zimbabwe XI v Australia A: Australia A’s tour of Zimbabwe

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LIVE - Zimbabwe XI v A: Australia A’s tour of Zimbabwe
Australia A is schedule to take on the Zimbabwe XI, in a four day match, played at the Harare Cricket club, today, July 15, 2011
With the Australia A side being touted as favorites, it will be a good contest for the Zimbabwean players as they look to gain valuable experience from their outing against a top cricketing nation.
With the match played at Harare cricket ground, it certainly will be a placid wicket, meaning that players from either side would relish the chance to bat first.
However, the only time that bowlers would get some assistance from the pitch will be in the first hour of the match, where the side who bowls first will look to get some early wickets.
Australia has a formidable batting line-up which performed well in the recent Tri-Nation tournament, with the final triumph over
The Kangaroos are being led by, in the Australian cricket team.
Moreover, the Aussies also posses the likes of, who are fresh from their respective high scoring centuries in the 2-day Tour match.
Given his aggressive batting style, Warner will look to attack the Zimbabwean bowlers up front. Also they possess the very talented, who would look to put on some runs after he could only manage 8 in the tour match.
The Pakistani- born Australian will be hoping that he puts together a good knock, which will enable him to cement his place in the Australian team. the axe, all the players will be on edge to perform and stake their claims in the national side.
In the bowling department, will be hoping to continue his good form after claiming an impressive 6-wicket haul, two days earlier.
As for the Zimbabweans, they have a full squad to choose from.  Their skipper, deputizing under his absence.
Their star will be their all-rounder,, who played a superb knock to draw the tour match against the Aussie’s.
The bowling department will be a concern for Zimbabwe XI. In the recent tour match, they used seven bowlers but none was effective enough to get more than a wicket in the match.
However, the inclusion of the experience spinner,, will add depth to their bowling line-up.



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