KL Rahul Regis Chakabva
KL Rahul and Regis Chakabva. Image: Twitter

India and Zimbabwe will meet in the third and final ODI of the series. ZIM vs IND 3rd ODI is scheduled to be played on Monday (August 22) at the Harare Sports Club, the same venue for the first two ODI matches. 

KL Rahul is the captain of the Indian team, while Regis Chakabava is leading Zimbabwe in this series. The visitors have already claimed the series with back-to-back victories in the first two games to take an unassailable 2-0 lead. 

After Indian bowlers, boosted by the return of Deepak Chahar, displayed sheer brilliance to fold up Zimbabwe’s innings at 189 in 40.3 overs.

Playing his first competitive game since February 2022, Chahar claimed a three-wicket-haul with figures 3/27. Chahar was well supported by Axar Patel (3/24) and Prasidh Krishna (3/50) in decimating the Africans’ batting lineup.

Deepak Chahar
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Gill (82 not out off 72 balls) and Dhawan (81 not out off 113 balls) mustered their third 100-plus stand in the last four innings to take India past the finishing line with 115 balls to spare.

In the second ODI, India shot down the hosts to a lower target of 161 in 38.1 overs with Sean Williams (42) and Ryan Burl (39) contributing with essential runs. Sanju Samson remained unbeaten on 43 in 39 balls, including three fours and four sixes, to finish the proceedings for his side and earned the player of the match. India won by five wickets in just 25.4 overs. 

ZIM vs IND Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Zimbabwe And India, India Tour of Zimbabwe 2022, 3rd ODI

IND vs ZIM Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches IND Won ZIM Won Tied
Overall 64 52 10 2
Harare Sports Club, Harare 17 15 2 0
In the last 5 matches 5 5 0 0
In Zimbabwe 24 20 4 0
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Recent Venue Records (Harare Sports Club, Harare) 

Stats- ODIs

Total matches- 167

Matches won batting first- 78

Matches won bowling first- 86

Average 1st Inns scores- 230

Average 2nd Inns scores- 195

Highest total recorded-  350/6 (50 Ov) by AUS vs ZIM

Lowest total recorded-  35/10 (18 Ov) by ZIM vs SL

Highest score chased-  328/3 (46.4 Ov) by RSA vs AUS

Lowest score defended- 129/10 (32.4 Ov) by ZIM vs AFG

Toss Prediction for ZIM vs IND Match

If India wins the toss there is a high possibility they will opt for bat after bagging the series with an unassailable 2-0 lead. Zimbabwe would also like to bowl first to try and get India to a below-par score.

Predicted Scores For IND vs ZIM Match

Team 1st Innings 2nd Innings
IND 300-350 220-250
ZIM 180-230 150-200

Who will score the most runs for Zimbabwe in the 3rd ODI? Sean Williams or Sikandar Raza.

Who will pick the most wickets for Zimbabwe in the 3rd ODI? Luke Jongwe or Victor Nyauchi. 

Who will score the most runs for India in the 3rd ODI? Shikhar Dhawan or Sanju Samson.

Who will pick the most wickets for India in the 3rd ODI? Shardul Thakur or Deepak Chahar. 

ZIM vs IND 3rd ODI who will win: India will enter the final game of this tour as the favourites after their dominant performances in the first two games. India is likely to win the match and add another whitewash in the ODI series against Zimbabwe. 

Betway predicts India winning the 3rd ODI and taking home the series 3-0

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