ZIM vs. IND, 3rd ODI: India grabbed a 2-0 series lead over Zimbabwe on Saturday and will try to wrap up the three-match series with a 3-0 victory on Monday at Harare Sports Club
India is in great shape to sweep Zimbabwe 3-0 after two commanding victories gave them a lead in the three-match ODI series. Zimbabwe has struggled to mount any kind of challenge.
India will go into the third and final ODI at the Harare complex knowing that they did exceptionally well to not just show up but to completely dominate their hapless opponents on all fronts in the previous two games.
This means that the visiting team will have even another chance to experiment while keeping the ODI World Cup of the following year in mind.
Stand-in captain KL Rahul has done a good job of keeping the players fired up and ready to go out in the middle, seize opportunities with both hands, and secure their spots in the team that is preparing for significant battles in the near future.
They have undoubtedly not undergone the kind of testing that would have advanced their development as cricket players, but those hoping to stay longer at the top level would undoubtedly benefit from the experience.
The second game’s 161 all out indicates that the home team is still searching for a quick cure for its batting problems, while the bowlers are failing to trouble the Indian batting order, which includes some of the best ODI players. Take a look at Shikhar Dhawan’s numbers in the 50-over format for evidence.
Shubman Gill, who is incredibly skilled, should not be satisfied with his performance thus far on the tour and will undoubtedly attempt to take on the Zimbabwean bowlers once more.
Samson won Player of the Match for his solid performance. KL Rahul, the captain of the Indian squad, has yet to win a game before the series, but he is now on the verge of leading his team to a clean sweep.
In aspects of Zimbabwe, they appeared considerably more impressive in the second ODI, especially with their bowling. They didn’t have a lot of runs to stop, though.
Sikandar Raza, who relentlessly tortured Bangladesh with large scores, hasn’t exactly performed at his best. Chakabva and Sean Williams will also be expected to keep the Zimbabwean batting unit together.
India has won 14 straight one-day internationals against Zimbabwe, so it won’t be unexpected if they take the series 3-0. Additionally, the victory will help them maintain their momentum going into the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Predicted Playing XIs:
Tadiwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva (C), Innocent Kaia, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Clive Madande (wk), Tony Munyonga, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Victor Nyauchi, Richard Ngarava
Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul (C), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tripathi/Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan