Axar Patel and Prasidh Krishna have taken four wickets each in this series.
ZIM vs IND Team Preview:
Zimbabwe (ZIM) are set to clash against India (IND) in the 3rd and final ODI match at Harare Sports Club in Harare on Monday. India won the second match and sealed this three-match series by 2-0 with a game remaining. Indian pacers put an impressive performance to restrict the hosts to just 161 runs while bowling first. Once again, Zimbabwe’s lower-order carried an inning to a respectable total with Sean Williams scoring the highest 42 runs and Ryan Burl smashing unbeaten 39 runs. For India, Shardul Thakur, who replaced Deepak Chahar, took three wickets.
Indian skipper KL Rahul, who didn’t get a chance to bat in the first match, opened an inning but scored only one run. The in-form youngster played a crucial knock of 33 runs off 34 balls and talented wicket-keeper batter Sanju Samson smashed a match-winning knock of unbeaten 43 runs off 39 balls to guide India to five wickets win with 24.2 overs remaining. Luke Jongwe took the highest two and Tanaka Chivanga took one wicket for Zimbabwe.
ZIM vs IND Match Details:
Zimbabwe vs India, 2nd ODI
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date & Time: 22nd August at 12:45 PM IST and 09:15 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: SonyLIV
ZIM vs IND, 2nd ODI Pitch Report:
The pitch at Harare Sports Club is well suited for both batters and bowlers in the white-ball format. Indian pacers managed to shine in both the match and restricted the host to below the 200-run mark. Spinners are also getting wickets in the middle overs and India are likely to dominate with a pace attack if they bowl first on Monday.
(Will be added here if there is any injury update)
ZIM vs IND, 2nd ODI, Probable Playing XIs:
Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Innocent Kaia, Milton Shumba, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (c & wk), Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Victor Nyauchi, Tanaka Chivanga.
KL Rahul (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubaman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson (wk), Deepak Hooda, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav.
Top Picks for ZIM vs IND Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
The Indian skipper finally got a chance to bat in the last match since the conclusion of the Indian Premier League 2022. But the ace batter was bowled out on just one run after playing five balls. He is likely to open an inning in the last fixture as well to gain match fitness before the upcoming 2022 Asia Cup. He has scored 1635 runs in 44 ODI matches at an average of 45.41 and will be an excellent captaincy choice for this fixture.
The experienced middle-order batter scored the highest 42 runs off 42 balls in the last match and ended his poor run of form. He was crucial in Zimbabwe’s World Cup qualifiers but struggled for consistency against Bangladesh and in the first match against India. He has scored 4192 runs in 144 ODI matches at an average of 34.93 so far.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
The veteran Zimbabwe all-rounder failed to make a similar impact he did in the Bangladesh series but remains the best player for the hosts. He scored 12 and 16 runs in the first two matches and has taken only a wicket so far. But he outcompetes other all-rounder options Deepak Hooda and Sean Williams for this fixture.
Top Picks – Bowlers
The in-form bowling all-rounder was a surprise exclusion from the opening match despite taking the highest seven wickets in India’sprevious ODI series against West Indies. He proved his worth in the second match by taking three wickets while conceding just 38 runs in seven overs.
The left-arm pacer was dropped from the second match despite taking three wickets and winning the player of the match award in the first match. He has now taken nine wickets in his last four ODI matches and will be a good captaincy choice if India decide to bat first on Monday.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
The in-form batter played a match-winning knock of 43 runs off just 39 balls with the help of three fours and four sixes and won the Player of the Match award in the second fixture. He didn’t get a chance to bat in the first match but remains an easy wicketkeeper pick over the likes of Ishan Kishan and Regis Chakabva.
ZIM vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Series)||Dream11 Points|
|Shubman Gill||115 runs||171 points|
|Prasidh Krishna||4 wickets||126 points|
|Ryan Burl||50 runs||65 points|
|Luke Jongwe||2 wickets||88 points|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ZIM vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill (c), Ryan Burl, Rahul Tripathi, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Deepak Hooda, Deepak Chahar (vc), Luke Jongwe, Shardul Thakur.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ZIM vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Regis Chakabva, Sanju Samson, KL Rahul (c), Shubman Gill, Ryan Burl, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sikandar Raza (vc), Sean Williams, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Tanaka Chivanga.
ZIM vs IND Risky Captaincy Choices:
Zimbabwe’s skipper smashed a hundred in the last ODI match against Bangladesh and played a good knock of 35 runs in the first match against India. He promoted himself to the number four position in the last match but was bowled out on just two runs.
As India have sealed the series, Rahul Tripathi is finally set to make his long-awaited debut. He is likely to play in the number three or four positions in the last match and is in good form in domestic cricket for the last few years. But his lack of experience on the international stage makes him a risky captaincy choice.
Player you should avoid:
The right-arm pacer is struggling for consistency on the international level and was benched for the first two matches. He is likely to play the last match to stay sharp due to his inclusion in the upcoming 2022 Asia Cup. He has played only one ODI match so far where he failed to take any wickets and conceded 54 runs in just six overs.
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