Match: India vs Zimbabwe, ODI match 1 of 3
Date: 18th August 2022
Time: 12:45 PM IST
Venue: Harare Sports Club
Pitch Condition: The 1st ODI match will be played at Harare Sports Club. The pitch may support the bowlers more. It is a frequent venue for the matches in Zimbabwe and 161 ODI matches were conducted here. Teams batting second have won 82 games out of this. Hence, the team winning the toss may elect to field first. The average score in the first innings may be 225 runs.
India vs Zimbabwe – Squad
India: KL Rahul (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson (wk), Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Deepak Chahar, Mohd Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed.
Zimbabwe: Regis Chakabva (c), Tanaka Chivanga, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Ryan Burl, Innocent Kaia, Kaitano Takudzwanashe, Wesley Madhevere, Clive Madande, Tadiwanashe Marumani, John Masara, Tony Munyonga, Victor Nyauchi, Richard Ngarava, Milton Shumba, Sikandar Raza, Donald Tiripano.
India vs Zimbabwe – Team Performance in the Past Matches
Team India is ready to lock horns against Zimbabwe in the 1st ODI after beating England 2-1 and West Indies 3-0 in the ODI format. While the senior players are on rest, KL Rahul will lead team India after a long break. Team Zimbabwe is also fit as they defeated Bangladesh 2-1 in the ODI format. India has a strong batting line-up which will be a threat to Zimbabwe. They did well with the bat in the Bangladesh series but failed to pick wickets at regular intervals. The hosts need to control the Indian batting line-up and take early wickets to win the match.
India vs Zimbabwe – Face to Face
India and Zimbabwe have played 63 ODIs so far. India has won 51 matches out of the 63 games whereas Zimbabwe won 10 out of them. Two matches ended in a tie.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful in any means.
Wicket-Keepers: Regis Chakabva.
Batsmen: KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Innocent Kala, Shubhman Gill.
All-Rounders: Sikandar Raza, Wesley Madhevere.
Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Luke Jongwe, Mohammed Siraj.
Captain: KL Rahul.
Vice-Captain: Shikhar Dhawan.
Wicket-Keepers: Regis Chakabva, Sanju Samson.
Batsmen: KL Rahul, Innocent Kala, Shubhman Gill.
All-Rounders: Sikandar Raza, Deepak Hooda, Wesley Madhevere.
Bowlers: Luke Jongwe, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur.
Captain: KL Rahul.
Vice-Captain: Shubhman Gill.
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