Indian National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)
Indian National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)

India vs Zimbabwe Match Prediction: Who Will Win The Match Between India And Zimbabwe? 2nd ODI, India Tour Of Zimbabwe 2022. India will face Zimbabwe in the second ODI at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday (August 20), and the visitors will be eager to wrap up the series.

India had won the first ODI by 10 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series and they would not want to place themselves in a must-win situation in the final ODI.

India vs Zimbabwe One Day series commenced on 18th August 2022 with the first ODI match. Now the 2nd ODI match will be played at Harare Sports Club, Harare on 20th August 2022 and will get started at 12:45 PM as per Indian Standard Time, the toss of the match will be at 12:15 PM.

India vs Zimbabwe (Image Credits: Twitter)
India vs Zimbabwe (Image Credits: Twitter)

KL Rahul recorded his first win as captain on Thursday in the 1st ODI between Team India and Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club. Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill smashed half-centuries in India’s 10-wicket win over the hosts. Pacer Deepak Chahar was named the Player of the Match for his bowling heroics.

Deepak Chahar appeals for a wicket on the 1st One-Day International cricket match against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club in Harare, Zimbabwe, Thursday, Aug, 18, 2022. (AP/PTI)
Deepak Chahar appeals for a wicket on the 1st One-Day International cricket match against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club in Harare, Zimbabwe, Thursday, Aug 18, 2022. (AP/PTI)

Deepak Chahar, who bowled unchanged for seven overs with first spell figures of 3/27, was well supported by Mohammed Siraj (1/36), who worked up the brisk pace while bowling the ideal Test match length. Prasidh Krishna (3/50) and Axar Patel (3/24) also got their share of middle and lower-order victims while Kuldeep Yadav (0/36) was restrictive despite going wicket-less.

 Shubman Gill thrives as ODI opener with support from old guard Shikhar Dhawan (AP Photo)
Shubman Gill thrives as ODI opener with support from old guard Shikhar Dhawan (AP Photo)

Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan belted sparkling half-centuries as India thrashed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series on Thursday. Shubman Gill made an unbeaten 82 while Shikhar Dhawan scored an unbeaten 81 as the pair peeled off an unbeaten stand of 192 for the first wicket.

Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan have stitched 3 100-plus stands in India’s last 4 ODIs. Shubman Gill topped the scoring charts with 205 runs in the 3 ODIs against the West Indies while Shikhar Dhawan finished second with 168 runs. Both of them hit 2 fifties and missed out on centuries by fine margins in the Caribbean tour.

Deepak Chahar-led Indian bowlers reduced Zimbabwe to 31 for 4 and then 110 for 8 before a counter-attacking ninth-wicket stand of 70 off 65 balls between Brad Evans and Richard Ngarava lifted them to a somewhat respectable total.

India 192 for 0 (Gill 82*, Dhawan 81*) beat Zimbabwe 189 (Chakabva 35, Ngarava 34, Axar 3-24, Chahar 3-27, Prasidh 3-50) by 10 wickets

India is expected to go in with the same team in the 2nd ODI as none of their batsmen barring openers got the chance to bat in the first game, while each of the bowlers shined in the 1st ODI. Zimbabwe is expected to go in with the same team that played the first game.

Zimbabwe’s top 4 batters were dismissed for single-digit scores in the power play. Skipper Regis Chakabva tried to steady the innings and scored 35 runs but wickets kept falling at the other end. Brad Evans (33 runs) and Richard Ngarava (34 runs) played vital cameos in the lower order to take their total from 110/8 to 189-all out in the match.

Zimbabwe bowlers failed to take even a single wicket in defending the below-par total. Victor Nyachi and Richard Ngarava bowled with good control in the power play while the spin duo of Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza too were pretty economical in the middle overs. Their bowling unit never troubled the opposition at any moment in the chase.

India vs Zimbabwe Match Prediction: Who Will Win The Match Between India And Zimbabwe? 2nd ODI, India Tour Of Zimbabwe 2022

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Zimbabwe could not replicate the heroics they showed against Bangladesh recently against India in the first ODI, succumbing to a 10-wicket win. The experience and depth in the visitor’s line-up were way too much for the African side. Precisely, those factors will prompt everyone to pick the visiting side as the winner in the second ODI too.

Zimbabwe 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 the visitors 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.