With the series done and dusted, India might look to test their bench strength when they lock horns with Zimbabwe in the third and final ODI on Monday (August 22) at the Harare Sports Club. Ahead of the match, here’s all you need to know about the IND vs ZIM Dream11 prediction, including fantasy cricket tips, today’s playing 11s and the pitch report for the third ODI.
The Men in Blue will be keen to see their captain KL Rahul among the runs ahead of the Asia Cup 2022. Another question looming large is whether Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur play together in the same playing XI. If not, then who should get a nod ahead? The management will want to find these answers. Shahbaz Ahmed, who replaced Washington Sundar, might also get some game time.
Zimbabwe, on the other hand, will be desperate to break India’s 13-match unbeaten run. Their top order needs to step up, which has failed to perform in the first two games so far. Only one of the top-four batters has gone past single digits in the series so far. And that’s also constricted Sikandar Raza and Sean Williams, the two best batters in the side.
3rd ODI – India (IND) vs Zimbabwe (ZIM)
Venue – Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date and Time – August 22 at 12:45 PM IST and 09:15 AM Local Time
Harare is known for its batting-friendly wickets, as seen in the recent ODIs against Bangladesh too. It will be no different in the 1st ODI and the teams winning the toss will look to bat first given that it’s a day game.
Predicted Playing XI
India (IND): KL Rahul (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubaman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson (wk), Deepak Hooda, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav.
Zimbabwe (ZIM): Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Innocent Kaia, Milton Shumba, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (c & wk), Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Victor Nyauchi, Tanaka Chivanga.
IND vs ZIM – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Regis Chakabva, Sanju Samson, KL Rahul (c), Shubman Gill, Ryan Burl, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sikandar Raza (vc), Sean Williams, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Tanaka Chivanga.
Fantasy Team 2: Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill (c), Ryan Burl, Rahul Tripathi, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Deepak Hooda, Deepak Chahar (vc), Luke Jongwe, Shardul Thakur.