The 1st ODI match of the India tour of Zimbabwe, 2022 is scheduled to be held on Thursday, 18th August 2022 at Harare Sports Club, Harare. India had not sent its full strength to this tour of Zimbabwe for the series of three ODI matches. We do not doubt that the team that India sent is young and strong. Zimbabwe had played its recent ODI match against Bangladesh and was good. They beat Bangladesh and we can expect that they will give the best performance against the strongest team in the World, India.
Zimbabwe had been good against Bangladesh. Sikandar Raza was outstanding and was the highest run-scorer in the series against Bangladesh. He was also the highest wicket-taker in the series. He is in good form and we are sure that he will perform well in this series against India. He had to play a key role in this home series. Innocent Kaia was the other batter who performed well.
Innocent Kaia scored a century against Bangladesh. Ryan Burl and Milton Shumba are also part of the team who will be playing against India in this match. Zimbabwe had indeed been good against Bangladesh but we don’t think that they will be good against India.
KL was not part of team India since some previous series but now he had joined the team and will be the part of playing eleven for this match. We can expect that he will perform well in this series. Deepak Chahar was facing some injury issues and he also had been added to the squad for this series against Zimbabwe. Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, and Sanju Samson are also part of team India.
Shikhar Dhawan is also back in team India which adds extra power to the batting order of team India. The bowling unit of India is also young and strong. Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, and Mohammad Siraj are part of team India to lead the bowling department.
Zimbabwe ODI History and Stats
Zimbabwe had played a total of 548 ODI matches where they won 144 matches and opposing teams won 385 matches. Their 12 matches ended with no result and 7 matches were tied.
Toss Prediction in Today Match Prediction
The toss can play an important role in the decision of this match. According to our toss prediction, the team who will win the toss may elect to field first.
Pitch Report and Conditions
The 1st ODI match between Zimbabwe and India is going to be played at Harare Sports Club, Harare. This is one of the biggest venues in Zimbabwe in terms of crowd capacity. The pitch at this venue is good for batting. It also has a bit of help for the spin bowlers. As per the live cricket score, a total of 170 runs should be a par score.
Weather Report for This Match
The weather forecast in Harare on match day is good. There are almost no chances of rain and we may have a full match to watch.
Favorite Team in Today Match Prediction
According to today’s prediction, India is the favorite team to win this match. The reasons why India is a favorite team in this match, are mentioned below:
- The batting order of India is strong and experienced
- Zimbabwe had performed well but they can not compete with India
- Zimbabwe has the advantages of home crowd, ground, and conditions
- Zimbabwe is overall a strong team as compared to India
- The Batting lineup of the Zimbabwe team is much stronger than India
Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Sides
We do not doubt that Zimbabwe is the best team when we compare it with Zimbabwe. They have a strong batting order and bowling unit, so the winning chances of Zimbabwe for today’s match have been increased. The equation of winning chances of both teams for today’s match is mentioned as under.
India has an 80% chance to win this match.
Scotland has a 20% chance to win this match.