Zimbabwe go up against India in the third one-day international on Monday, August 22, 2022, at the Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe. The match will begin at 12:45 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
India beat Zimbabwe by five wickets in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in this three-match series. India bundled out the hosts for 161 in the first innings while Sanju Samson’s 39-ball 43 took the Indian cricket team to victory in the run chase. The visitors have been the superior side in all departments in both the matches. Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan are the top run-scorers in this series.
The Zimbabwean cricket team have struggled with the bat in both matches this series as they have failed to cross the 200-run mark. The Chevrons won their previous ODI series, a 2-1 win against Bangladesh as Sikandar Raza scored two centuries in that series. However, Zimbabwe have failed to make an impact with the bat or ball against India.
Zimbabwe vs India 3rd ODI odds
10CRIC odds: Zimbabwe: 15.00, India: 1.00
Parimatch odds: Zimbabwe: 13.00, India: 1.02
Betway odds: Zimbabwe: 13.00, India: 1.02
1xBet odds: Zimbabwe: 16.00, India: 1.02
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
India have won 53 of the 65 ODIs against Zimbabwe. The Chevrons have struggled in this head-to-head, winning 10 while two matches were tied.
The Indian cricket team has won four ODI series in a row against Zimbabwe over the last decade. India are unbeaten against the Zimbabwean cricket team in this format since 2010.
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 3rd 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, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj.
Zimbabwe vs India 3rd ODI combined fantasy XI
Shubman Gill (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Sean Williams,Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Sikandar Raza, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Ryan Burl, Kuldeep Yadav, Donald Tiripano, Shardul Thakur.
Zimbabwe top picks vs India 3rd ODI
Sean Williams: The all-rounder has scored 4192 runs in 144 ODIs while also picking up 76 wickets. Williams has made five centuries and 32 half-centuries in this format for Zimbabwe. The left-handed batter scored 42 runs in the previous match and will be a key batter in the middle-order once again.
Ryan Burl: The 28-year-old looked in good touch with the bat in the second ODI against India as he scored an unbeaten knock of 39 runs off 47 balls to help his team cross the 150-run mark. Overall, he has scored 447 runs and taken nine wickets in this format in 29 matches.
India top picks vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI
Shubman Gill: The Indian opening batter has scored 320 runs in five ODIs this year at an average of 106.66 and a strike rate of 104.57. Gill is the leading run-scorer in this series against Zimbabwe, scoring 115 runs in two matches. The right-handed batter will be the top pick in this match.
Shardul Thakur: The all-rounder has taken 35 wickets and scored 1167 runs in 23 matches in this format. In 2022, Thakur has picked up 13 wickets in eight ODIs, including a three-fer in the second match of the ongoing series. The Harare pitch suits his bowling style as the Zimbabwean batters struggled to tackle his trickery with the ball.
Zimbabwe vs India 3rd ODI prediction
The Indian cricket team took an unassailable lead in the ODI series in the last match and has been in impressive form in this format off late. India are clear favourites to beat Zimbabwe and complete a 3-0 series cleansweep.
Zimbabwe have struggled with the bat in this series and will find it difficult to trouble this Indian team at Harare in the final match of the series.
Zimbabwe vs India 3rd ODI playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 24°C
Wind: 11 km/h