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India will take on Zimbabwe in the third and final match of the three-match ODI series on 22nd August 2022 at the Harare Sports Club, Harare starting at 12:45 PM (IST). India sealed the series with a five-wicket win in the second ODI.
The visitors would like to continue the good work and end the series on a high. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, have repeated the same lackluster performance in the second ODI. The bowlers did give them a glimmer of hope but the score of 161 was never going to be enough. The hosts need to get things right quickly if they want to challenge the Indian side.
India’s bowling has been top-notch right from the get-go. Shardul Thakur, drafted into the side for the second ODI, was the star with the ball, picking a three-for. Sanju Samson got a chance to bat and played a match-winning innings to take his side home.
Indian skipper KL Rahul would look to have a good outing with the bat ahead of the Asia Cup 2022. With the series in the bag already, expect India to make some changes. The likes of Rahul Tripathi and Shahbaz Ahmed could be in line for their maiden India caps.
Predicted Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul (c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj
KL Rahul (c), Shikhar Dhawan (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Shahbaz Ahmed
The Zimbabwe team have just not been able to get their act together with the bat. They have been bundled out for 189 and 161 in the first two ODIs. Takudzwanashe Kaitano was slotted in the opening slot but could not make a significant impact. The bowlers showed a tough fight but need the batters to support them. The Regis Chakabva-led side would look to put on an improved batting performance in order to avoid a series sweep.
Predicted Playing XI:
Innocent Kaia, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Wesley Madhevere, Regis Chakabva (c & wk), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Victor Nyauchi, Tanaka Chivanga
Regis Chakabva (c), Tanaka Chivanga, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Ryan Burl, Innocent Kaia, Kaitano Takudzwanashe, Clive Madande, Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, John Masara, Tony Munyonga, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Donald Tiripano
India vs Zimbabwe Match Details
India vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI
Date – 22nd August 2022
Time – 12:45 PM (IST)
Venue – Harare Sports Club, Harare
Broadcast and Live Streaming –
The game can be viewed live on Sony Six in English commentary and on Sony Ten 3 in Hindi commentary. The live streaming of the match can be watched on the SonyLiv platform.
The pitch at Harare has been perfect for batting. The batters will get value for their shots. Defending a total has been found difficult at this venue. In the last 12 ODIs, the team batting second has chased the total on nine occasions. So, it is highly likely the side winning the toss will be opting to field.