Date and Time: 18th August 2022, 13:00 NEPAL TIME
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Live Streaming : 1xbet
ZIM vs IND Team Preview:
Zimbabwe (ZIM) will be hosting India (IND) in the first ODI match at Harare Sports Club in Harare on Thursday. Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh in their latest ODI series at home with some impressive performances from the batters. They clinched a 2-1 win in the T20I series as well and are expected to put a good challenge against India in this three-match ODI series. Wicketkeeper batter Regis Chakvbva will be leading the squad in this series with regular skipper Craig Ervine still out with a hamstring injury. Star pacer Blessing Muzarabani and spinner Wellington Maskadza are also unavailable due to different injuries.
India enters this series after their 0-3 ODI series win against West Indies and 1-2 win over England. Many senior key players are missing the squad due to an upcoming 2022 Asia Cup starting on the 27th of August. KL Rahul, who was initially left out, will be leading the squad and will be trying to regain match fitness before the mega tournament in UAE. The 27-year-old bowling all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed has replaced injured youngster Washington Sundar and is expected to make an international debut on Thursday. Notably, India have won all of their last five matches against Zimbabwe.
Toss Prediction: India won just 1 of the 3 tosses in their last series against West Indies. On the other hand, Zimbabwe won each of their three tosses in their last ODI series against Bangladesh. So predicting Zimbabwe to win the toss.
Win Prediction: India will start as overwhelming favourites to win this match. They have dominated this rivalry with them having won 51 of the total 63 ODIs that have been played between these two teams. On 10 occasions though, Zimbabwe has emerged victorious with 2 matches ending in a tie.
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