Zimbabwe face India in the second one-day international on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe. The match will begin at 12:45 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The Zimbabwean cricket team were outplayed in the first ODI of the ongoing three-match series against India. The batters failed to put up a solid total in the first innings while the bowlers weren’t able to get the better of the Indian opening batters. However, the Chevrons won 2-1 against Bangladesh in their last ODI series, thanks to Sikandar Raza’s all-round performance.
India were dominant against West Indies in their previous series and continued in the same vein against Zimbabwe in the first match of this series. The Indian openers took the team to their second 10-wicket win in ODIs this year, which is also their second-consecutive 10-wicket win against Zimbabwe. Shubman Gill scored 82 runs off 72 balls while earlier with the ball, Deepak Chahar took a three-fer which earned him the Man of the Match award.
The Chevrons as well as the Men in Blue are expected to field the same playing XI in the second ODI at Harare.
Zimbabwe vs India 2nd ODI odds
10CRIC odds: Zimbabwe: 10.37, India: 1.04
Parimatch odds: Zimbabwe: 9.80, India: 1.04
Betway odds: Zimbabwe: 9.50, India: 1.04
1xBet odds: Zimbabwe: 13.00, India: 1.04
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Zimbabwe vs India head-to-head in ODIs
The Indian cricket team have been the dominant side in this head-to-head in ODIs, winning 52 of the 64 matches. Zimbabwe have won 10 while two matches were tied.
India have won three-consecutive bilateral ODI series against Zimbabwe in the African nation since 2013. The last two matches against the Chevrons have ended in 10-wicket victories for the Indian cricket team.
Zimbabwe’s last win against India in this format was in 2010. Brendan Taylor scored 74 runs in a seven-wicket victory for the Chevrons.
Zimbabwe vs India squads
Zimbabwe: Regis Chakabva (captain and wicketkeeper), Tanaka Chivanga, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Ryan Burl, Innocent Kaia, Kaitano Takudzwanashe, Clive Madande, Wessly Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, John Masara, Tony Munyonga, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Donald Tiripano, Sean Williams.
India: KL Rahul (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Shahbaz Ahmed.
Zimbabwe vs India 2nd ODI probable playing XI
Zimbabwe: Regis Chakabva (captain and wicket-keeper), Innocent Kaia, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Sikandar Raza, Wessly Madhevere, Ryan Burl, Sean Williams, Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Luke Jongwe, Victor Nyauchi.
India: KL Rahul (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj.
Zimbabwe vs India 2nd ODI combined fantasy XI
KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Sean Williams, Regis Chakabva (wicketkeeper), Sikandar Raza, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Donald Tiripano, Mohammed Siraj.
Zimbabwe top picks vs India 2nd ODI
Sean Williams: The 35-year-old batter has scored 4150 runs in 143 ODIs at an average of 34.87 and a strike-rate of 82.01. Williams has scored 32 half-centuries and five centuries in this format. He has scored 195 runs at a strike-rate of 73.58 against India.
Sikandar Raza: The batting all-rounder has scored 484 runs in six ODIs this year at an average of 60.50, including back-to-back centuries against Bangladesh. Overall, Raza has scored 3495 runs and taken 68 wickets in this format. Along with Sean Williams, Raza will be a key batter in the middle order for Zimbabwe in the second ODI.
India top picks vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI
Shubman Gill: Opening batter Shubman Gill has been in good form of late, racking up scores of 82*, 98*, 43 and 64 in his last four matches in this format. Gill averages 49.05 with the bat in his List A career which includes six centuries and 14 half-centuries. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, Gill is expected to take the onus of scoring runs in the top order.
Shikhar Dhawan: India’s premier opening batter has scored 469 runs in 11 ODIs this year. The 36-year-old has been consistent in this format for a decade, scoring 6574 runs in 156 matches at an average of 45.97 and a strike-rate of 92.20. Dhawan has scored 17 centuries and 38 half-centuries in his ODI career.
Zimbabwe vs India 2nd ODI prediction
The Indian cricket team will once again be overwhelming favourites to beat Zimbabwe considering their overall form and head-to-head record in this format. The Men in Blue were convincing winners in the last game.
Zimbabwe are unlikely to trouble this Indian team at Harare as their batters have struggled against the Men in Blue in ODIs over the last decade.
Zimbabwe vs India 2nd ODI playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 28°C
Wind: 11 km/h