After edging out Sri Lanka in closely contested ODI series by 3-2, South Africa are all set to host neighbours Zimbabwe for three-match ODI and T20I series. The Proteas will be looking to continue with their ‘positive’ brand of cricket in the first of three One-Day Internationals (ODI) against Zimbabwe at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Sunday. Also Read - India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I Match Highlights Pune: Shardul Thakur's All-Round Brilliance Powers India to Emphatic Series Win vs Sri Lanka

The men from the Rainbow nation unleashed this explosive approach in the 3-2 series win against Sri Lanka last month, and look set to continue fine-tuning their methods against their neighbours. Stand-in captain, JP Duminy, who was one of the standout performers under the new mindset in Sri Lanka, says the series will give the players more opportunities to find consistency and balance in their game plans. Also Read - IND vs SL 2nd T20I MATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Bowlers, Rahul Shine as India Beat Sri Lanka by 7 Wickets to Take Unassailable 1-0 Lead



For the Proteas, there are a few changes in the squad such as the inclusion of Dale Steyn which will bolster the pace bowling attack which is already lethal with Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada. Regular skipper Faf du Plessis had been rested. Also Read - India vs West Indies 2019, 2nd ODI MATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav Star as India Beat West Indies by 107 Runs to Level Series 1-1 in Vizag

The Proteas are the overwhelming favourites to win the series – they have won 35 of the 38 ODI matches (2 losses and 1 no result) played – but remain wary of the visitors who are bolstered by experienced campaigners and match-winners in their squad. The Proteas are also going through an experimental phase with a number of new faces in the squad and will be giving every player in the squad a run throughout the series.



For Zimbabwe, the boost is the return of batting trio, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams. The trio were selected again in the side after the pay dispute with the board. In the bowling department, Elton Chigumbura will be teaming go men as he is the leading ODI wicket-taker for his country in the current squad. Here’s all you need to know about South Africa vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI match:

Squad:

South Africa: Dean Elgar, JP Duminy (C), Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Christiaan Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, Willem Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Khaya Zondo.

Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza (C), Kyle Jarvis, Brandon Mavuta, Sean Williams, Richard Ngarava, Peter Moor, Elton Chigumbura, Wellington Masakadza, Ryan Murray, Tendai Chatar, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Solomon Mire, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor, Donald Tiripano

Here’s all you need to know about South Africa vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI of the three-match series

When is the 1st ODI of three-match series between South Africa and Zimbabwe?

The first ODI of the three-match series between South Africa and Zimbabwe is on Sunday, September 30.

What time does the 1st ODI of three-match series between South Africa and Zimbabwe will start?

The 1st ODI of the three-match series between South Africa and Zimbabwe starts at 1.30 PM IST.

Where is the 1st ODI of three-match series between South Africa and Zimbabwe being played?

The 1st ODI of the three-match series between South Africa and Zimbabwe will take place at the Diamond Oval, Kimberley.

Which TV channel will telecast the 1st ODI of three-match series between South Africa and Zimbabwe?

The viewers will be able to watch the live telecast of 1st ODI of the three-match series between South Africa and Zimbabwe on Sony Six and Sony Six HD channels.

How to watch the live streaming of 1st ODI of three-match series between South Africa and Zimbabwe?

The live streaming of 1st ODI of the three-match series between South Africa and Zimbabwe will be available on SonyLiv.com.