After completing a 3-0 whitewash against Zimbabwe in the ODI series, the hosts South Africa will switch gears for cricket’s most exciting format i.e. T20 cricket. Faf du Plessis return as a full-time captain and he will lead the team in the 1st T20I vs Zimbabwe at the Buffalo Park in East London.

Despite registering a clean sweep against the neighbours, the performance of Proteas team was far from convincing. Their vulnerability was visible in the ODIs and an immediate improvement would be the aim in the shorter format for the South Africans.

Du Plessis’ return will also relieve JP Duminy of the responsibilities he has been handling for the past two months. Adding strength to the South African roster, David Miller and Quinton de Kock will return to the on-field action after being rested from the ODI series.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe, who didn’t boast off a great record in T20Is in 2018 will expect their batting unit to fire. After losing all of their ODIs against the Proteas so far, Zimbabwe would look to do a first as they take on Du Plessis and Co tonight.

Here’s all you need to know about South Africa vs Zimbabwe 1st T20I:

When is the 1st T20I between South Africa and Zimbabwe?

The 1st T20I between South Africa and Zimbabwe will take place on October 9 at 9:30 PM IST.

What time the 1st T20I between South Africa and Zimbabwe will start?

The 1st T20I between South Africa and Zimbabwe will start at 9:30 PM IST.

Where will the 1st T20I between South Africa and Zimbabwe take place?

The 1st T20I between South Africa and Zimbabwe will take place at Buffalo Park in East London.

Which TV channel will broadcast the 1st T20I between South Africa and Zimbabwe?

The 1st T20I between South Africa and Zimbabwe will be aired live on Sony Six/HD.

How to watch live streaming of 1st T20I between South Africa and Zimbabwe?

The 1st T20I between South Africa and Zimbabwe will be available on Sony LIV app.

What are the squads for 1st T20I between South Africa and Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe (From): Chamu Chibhabha, Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza(c), Brendan Taylor(w), Sean Williams, Peter Moor, Tarisai Musakanda, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chisoro, Brandon Mavuta, Kyle Jarvis, Chris Mpofu, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Neville Madziva

South Africa (From): Quinton de Kock(w), Gihahn Cloete, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Robert Frylinck, Andile Phehlukwayo, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi, Christiaan Jonker, Dane Paterson, Reeza Hendricks