Zimbabwe vs India Match Details and the Match Prediction

Aug 20, 2022

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Zimbabwe and India will face each other again in the 2nd ODI of the three-match series on Saturday (August 20) at the Harare Sports Club, Harare. India won the first game by a huge margin of 10 wickets and will be hoping to seal the series in this game only. In the first game, KL Rahul returned as the captain of the side and won the toss. He elected to bowl and the Indian bowlers proved the skipper’s decision right by dismissing Zimbabwe for just 189 runs. Indian openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill won the game for the team by 10 wickets.

Zimbabwe has had a historical series against Bangladesh before this series. They won both the ODI as well as T20I series on the back of some serious performances. However, they were not able to bring their A game against India in the first game and were doomed from the start of the match. Zimbabwe are still not out of the series and collective performance in this next game might even help them overpower the Indian team.

ZIM vs IND Match Details:

Match: Zimbabwe vs India, 2nd ODI
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date & Time: 20th August at 12:45 PM IST and 9:15 AM Local Time

ZIM vs IND, 2nd ODI, Pitch Report:

The pitch had something for both the batters and the bowlers in the first game and the same might happen in this game as well. The average first innings score in the last 5 ODIs has been 235 runs. The Pacers might again rule this game.

ZIM vs IND, 2nd ODI, Probable Playing XIs:


Taiwanese Marumani, Innocent Kaia, Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (c & wk), Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Victor Nyauchi, Richard Ngarava


Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Lokesh Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj

Top Picks – Batters

Shikhar Dhawan:

He has been in terrific form this year in ODIs. In 11 innings, the left-handed batter has made 5 half-centuries, which is the most that he has made in a year since 2017. He is the leading run-scorer for India in ODIs this year with 469 runs at an average of 52.11 and a strike rate of 75.52.

Lokesh Rahul:

He had a great IPL season both as the batter and the captain. He scored 616 runs in just 15 matches at an average of 51.33 and a strike rate of 135.38 and led the Lucknow Super Giants to the Play-offs round. However, an injury forced him to remain out of the team since the completion of IPL. He had to miss several important matches including the rescheduled 5th Test against England. He didn’t get a chance to bat as Dhawan and Gill opened the innings for India in the first game. Zimbabwe is a special place for him as he made his limited overs debut here only, hence, he will be eager to showcase his batting skills in this game.

Top Picks – All-Rounders

Axar Patel:

He returned with a figure of 3 for 24 in the first game in 7.3 overs and completed 50 wickets in ODIs as well. While he has been a regular in the Indian side in Test matches and T20Is, the same was not the case with ODIs. Before playing an ODI this year, he last featured in this format for India back in 2017. 

Sikandar Raza:

He has established himself as the force to reckon with this year with his batting performance. On August 5, Raza hit a century in the first ODI against Bangladesh and helped the team win the game by 5 wickets. This was his first international century after a gap of exactly 7 years as he last scored a century on August 4 in 2015. He followed that up with another century in the next game and sealed the series for the team. Raza is the leading run-scorer for Zimbabwe in ODIs this year and he has made 484 runs in 10 matches at an average of 60.5.


India to win the match.

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