The Indian team will take on Zimbabwe in the third ODI of the three-match series on 22nd August 2022 at the Harare Sports Club, starting at 12:45 PM (IST). Zimbabwe were much better in the second ODI with the ball. However, they still need to fix their top order issues if they have to put up a good show in the third ODI and end the series on a winning note.
The Indian team will be riding high after producing a superlative all-round performance with the bat, ball and on the field in the first two games. Shardul Thakur had an immediate impact once he came into the side and picked up 3 wickets in the last game. With the bat, the Men in Blue showed a more aggressive intent and wrapped up the match in 25 overs. They will want to finish the series 3-0.
With India having already won the series, they might hand debut caps to Rahul Tripathi and Shahbaz Ahmed. Also, Avesh Khan might get a game as well.
Predicted Playing XI: KL Rahul (c), Shikhar Dhawan (vc), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi , Sanju Samson (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Shabaz Ahmed, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Avesh Khan
The Zimbabwe team will want to quickly fix their top order woes and come back fresh for the third ODI. They, of course, will look to take heart with what they did with the ball. The hosts will look to continue doing well with the ball up front and be keen to put India under pressure immediately.
Predicted Playing XI: Regis Chakabva (c), Tadiwanshe Marumani, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Ryan Burl, Innocent Kaia, Wesley Madhevere, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams.
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- Sony Sports Network, Sony Liv
The pitch at Harare has traditionally been a good ground for the batters as teams have scored over 300 runs 17 times at this venue. The captain winning the toss will look to make full use of the good batting conditions on offer and will look to put up a huge score on the board.