The 3rd One day International of the Kajaria cup One day Series between India and Zimbabwe will be played at the Harare Sports Club Stadium in Harare Zimbabwe. The match will start at 12:45 PM IST.
The 2nd One day International felt like a déjà vu of sorts. The Indian Captain once again won the toss and choose to ball. The Zimbabwean batsmen followed the same script as they did in the first match and were 3 down for just 29 runs, failed to form a partnership throughout the innings and were silted out for merely 161 runs. In return India got there easily in 25.5 overs sealing the victory in the match by 5 wickets and winning the series two to zero.
In the 3rd match of the Kajaria cup One day Series If India once again wins the toss they should certainly ball first, because looking at the pitch It will most likely swing for the first hour in the morning and create challenges for the batsmen.
In case India gets to bat first, they should be a little circumspect, wait for the ball to stop swinging and then look to go for their shots. As the Zimbabwean batsmen have not been able to find a solution to their top order problems and were too defensive in the second one day International, a prudent piece of advice for the side would be to go hard up at the top even if it means losing 4 or 5 wickets quickly. Because anyhow the Zimbabwe team displayed no signs of keeping wickets in hand.
Fantasy Stars for IND vs ZIM
Shikhar Dhawan is a seasoned campaigner who thrives in going after the bowling line. He has played 157 matches, scored 6587 runs, with a batting average of 45.97 and a strike rate of 92.2 in his International career so far. He is an excellent square of the wicket on the offside and if the bowler provides even a tiny bit of room he will cut you all day long in front of the wicket through the offside. He can play a beautiful straight drive through mid-off.
Shubman Gill is such a talent. Having played 8 matches, scored 369 runs, with a batting average of 67.2 and a strike rate of 98.0 in his International career so far. when he bats he looks gorgeous and a remarkable thing about him is that the margin of error is so less and if you are in length to him he will spank you hard.
Rahul Tripathi is a player with exceptional talent and a batsman who is hard to ball to. He has played 43 matches and, he has scored 1209 runs, with a batting average of 31.0 and a strike rate of 86.3 in his List A career so far. Rahul can play crackling big shots, rotate strike, play conventional cricket shots as well as unconventional ones. The guy has no visible weakness in his batting and is a electrifying fielder too.
Sikandar Raza is a brilliant player who when he gets going can play astonishingly good pull shots and delicate paddle sweeps against the spinners. He has played 119 One day International match, scored 3523 runs, with a batting ave rage of 36.8 and a strike rate of 84.5 in his one day career so far.
Sean Williams is a class act and a player to watch out for. He has played 145 One day International matches he has scored 4193 runs, with a batting average of 34.9 and, a strike rate of 82.0 in his one day career so far. Sean Williams can smack the ball and can score runs at a canter.
Regis Chakabva has all the talent in the world and has all the shots in book in his kitty. Having played 59 One day International matches, scored 1,129 runs, with a batting average of 21.8 and a strike rate of 68.2 in his one day career so far, he just needs to work on his temperament , be patient and not go after the bowling too early. Regis just needs to settles down he can be the worst Avenger for the bowling line.