India vs Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Playing 11 vs India (Predicted), 3rd ODI, India Tour Of Zimbabwe 2022

Zimbabwe. (Photo: Twitter)

India vs Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Playing 11 vs India (Predicted), 3rd ODI, India Tour Of Zimbabwe 2022. India will battle it out with Zimbabwe in the third and final ODI on Monday (August 22). The KL Rahul-led side has already sealed the ODI series 2-0. Now, India will be aiming for a whitewash and take positives into the Asia Cup 2022.

The hosts’ Zimbabwe was no match for India’s ruthlessness and quality in the 2nd ODI match. India wrestled down the hosts in the second ODI match too and went on to take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the ODI series. They will look to experiment with a few more players in the 3rd and final ODI match and look to audition for the future.

India vs Zimbabwe
India vs Zimbabwe. (Photo: Twitter)

Zimbabwe on the other hand will be searching for that big performance from any player that might give them an upper hand to fight the strong Indian team. The hosts would be hoping to put up a healthy score onboard. On both occasions, they were all out for below 200.

Their big guns Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, and Regis Chakabva have not contributed much. Zimbabwe performed well against Bangladesh, but so far against India, they have looked abysmal. In the third ODI, the hosts would look to put on a good overall display with bat and ball.

Sean Williams
Sean Williams. Image-Twitter/ICC

Zimbabwe was rocked early in this match with the scorecard reading 31/4. Sean Williams (42 runs) and Ryan Burl (39 runs) tried their best to steady the ship in the middle order but once they were dismissed their lower order was bundled down to 161-all out. Their batters need to apply themselves and bat out the 50 overs first in this 3rd and final ODI match.


Zimbabwe bowlers took wickets at regular intervals but they never had enough runs to trouble the opposition. Luke Jongwe took 2 wickets while the trio of Tanaka Chivanga, Sikandar Raza, and Victor Nyauchi took a wicket each in the match. Their bowlers did not have enough runs to defend in the match. India won the match by 5 wickets as they scored 167/5 in 25.4 overs.

Zimbabwe Predicted Playing XI:

Innocent Kaia, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (c & wk), Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Victor Nyauchi, Tanaka Chivanga

India vs Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Playing 11 vs India (Predicted), 3rd ODI, India Tour Of Zimbabwe 2022

Innocent Kaia

Innocent Kaia
Innocent Kaia. (Photo by Michael Sheehan/Gallo Images)

Innocent Kaia has featured in 8 ODIs and as many T20Is to date. He has managed 265 ODI runs averaging 33.12 with 1 ton and 1 fifty. He scored his first international ton against Bangladesh in the 1st ODI(110) where he was involved in a record stand with Sikandar Raza to bail the team out of trouble.

Zimbabwe chased down a target of 304 with ease and ended a 19-match losing streak in ODIs against Bangladesh. He scored only 4 off 20 in the 1st ODI against India while opening the batting and was the first wicket to fall being Deepak Chahar’s victim. He scored 16 off 27 balls in the 2nd ODI including 2 fours before edging to Sanju Samson off Shardul Thakur.

Zimbabwe, however, is a side that has been struggling for runs from the top order. Even during their two superb chases of 291 and 304 against Bangladesh, they got off to abysmal starts. They have had scores of 31 for 4, 31 for 4, 18 for 4, 49 for 4, 6 for 2, 42 for 4, and 47 for 2 in their last seven ODIs.

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