India and Zimbabwe face off for the one final time in the series in the third ODI on August 22, Monday in Harare. India have already won the series having won the first two games and are now looking to complete a whitewash. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, are looking to win the final ODI and salvage some pride.
India have made some experiments in this series so far. Some have worked and some haven’t. Shubman Gill has flourished at the top of the order. Shikhar Dhawan has scored runs and so has Sanju Samson. KL Rahul not scoring runs in the previous game is the only blip in the series so far. The Indian bowlers have stepped up their game so far as well.
India dismissed Zimbabwe for a paltry 167 in the previous game and then chased down the target within 26 overs and five wickets to spare. KL Rahul spoke about his performance and the performance of the team as a whole.
“I do need some time in the middle, obviously playing this series was important for me to take some runs and confidence away, unfortunately didn’t work out today. They do have some quality bowlers, I saw that in the previous series against Bangladesh as well. The bowlers came strong at us, a good challenge for us. We are here to play good cricket and win, every opportunity is an honour, so we want to go out there next time also to enjoy ourselves and put a good performance” said Rahul.
IND vs ZIM Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Harare Sports Club, Harare – India Tour of Zimbabwe 2022, 3rd ODI
In head-to-head encounters, India and Zimbabwe have played 65 ODIs with each other. Out of these, India has won 53 ODIs while Zimbabwe has won 10 games. While playing in Zimbabwe, India has won 20 games and lost 4 matches out of 24.
Speaking about the weather, another warm and sunny day is expected for the final ODI on August 21. The match starts at 12.45 pm IST which is 9.15 am local time. Going by how the first two ODIs panned out, the captain who wins the toss will favour chasing at this venue.
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