Ashok Kumar Bagri 17, Aug 2022

Preview

The India vs Zimbabwe 3-match ODI series will get underway tomorrow with the first ODI being played at Harare Sports Club, Harare. KL Rahul will be leading the side on his comeback after surgery. Youngsters like Rahul Tripathi, Shubhman Gill, Ruturaj gaikwad, Kuldeep Yadav and Shahbaz Ahmed will also get their opportunities to showcase their talent and skills.

India will be the heavy favourites while Zimbabwe has recently beaten Bangladesh in a 3-match ODI series so we can expect some competition.

Venue

Harare Sports Club, Harare

Zimbabwe

Date and Time

18th August, Thursday

12:45 PM IST

Where to watch

Sony Sports Network

Sony Liv on ott

Weather

The weather at Harare Sports Club will be sunny tomorrow. The temperatures are expected to range between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius with absolutely no chances of precipitation.

Pitch Report

We can expect some assistance for the bowlers early on in the innings. Rest the pitch is likely to be flat with the ball coming onto the bat nicely, making it easy to score runs.

Squads-

Zimbabwe-

Regis Chakabva(c), Innocent Kaia, Tony Munyonga, Sikandar Raza, Donald Tiripano, Richard Ngarava, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Milton Shumba, Tanaka Chivanga, Wessly Madhevere, John Masara, Victor Nyauchi, Clive Madande, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Takudzwanashe Kaitano

India-

KL Rahul(c), Shikhar Dhawan(vc), Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Shahbaz Ahmed

Likely Playing XIs- 

India-

KL Rahul

Shikhar Dhawan

Shubman Gill

Ishan Kishan/Rahul Tripathi

Sanju Samson

Deepak Hooda

Axar Patel

Shardul Thakur

Kuldeep Yadav

Deepak Chahar

Mohammed Siraj

Zimbabwe-

Takudzwanashe Kaitano

Tadiwanashe Marumani

Innocent Kaia

Wessly Madhevere

Regis Chakabva

Sikandar Raza

Tony Munyonga/Ryan Burl

Luke Jongwe

Brad Evans

Richard Ngarava

Victor Nyauchi

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Fantasy Cricket Tips- Expert’s Fantasy XI

KL Rahul (c)

Shikhar Dhawan

Deepak Chahar (vc)

Innocent Kaia

Axar Patel

Sanju Samson

Sikandar Raza

Ryan Burl

Kuldeep Yadav

Mohammed Siraj

Wessly Madhevere

Top Picks For Your Fantasy XI

  • Axar Patel- Axar is handy with the bat as well as with the bowl. He would be the perfect candidate who can fetch the most number of points in the match.
  • KL Rahul- KL Rahul is a great batsman. If he gets his eye in, he will score yet another 100.

Wessly Madhevere- The Zimbabwean all-rounder has been batting well in the middle order and also bowls some overs.