India will lock horns with Zimbabwe in their final Super 12 clash of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, November 6. The Men in Blue have already qualified for the semi-finals and will hope to test their bench strength.
India return to Melbourne, where they began their T20 World Cup campaign by beating arch-rivals Pakistan on October 23. They are currently at the top of the standings with three wins from four games.
Rohit Sharma and Co.’s only defeat came at the hands of South Africa after beating Pakistan and the Netherlands in their first two games. However, they bounced back with a thrilling win over Bangladesh.
Zimbabwe, on the other hand, are fifth in the standings with three points from four games. They stunned heavyweight Pakistan in a rain-curtailed encounter earlier in the tournament before losing to the Netherlands. They will hope to end their campaign on a high with a win over India.
Details: IND vs ZIM, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Super 12, Group 2, Match 42
Date and Time: 6th November 2022, 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
The pitch at the MCG is a decent one to bat on with the average score being 160. Chasing could be the preferred option, with the pitch not likely to change much during the course of the game.
Predicted Playing XIs
India (IND): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami.
Zimbabwe (ZIM): Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara and Blessing Muzarabani.
IND vs ZIM – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Regis Chakabva, Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Craig Ervine, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Sikandar Raza, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Arshdeep Singh
Fantasy Team 2: Regis Chakabva, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Craig Ervine, KL Rahul (c), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza (vc), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Blessing Muzarabani, Arshdeep Singh