India is on the tour of Zimbabwe for a 5 Matches ODI series and in the first ODI, IND has defeated host by 9 wickets and in the second by 8 wickets. Now the 3rd ODI of Zimbabwe vs India 2016 series will be played on 15th June 2016 at Harare Sports Club stadium. Indian team is having a young, inexperienced squad which is headed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. There are many player who have played their debut ODI match in this series. In the 1st match KL Rahul made debut in One Day international, scored a fantastic hundred there by hitting six and took his team to the winning line. Now Bharat is leading in the series with 2-0. ZIM will be looking forward to the 3rd ODI of the series and by winning the match will come back in the series and will have a hope to win the series. Lets see who will win this match and what our Prediction says about the ZIM vs IND 2016 match.
Zimbabwe vs India 2016 3rd ODI Match Prediction :-
If we look at the current ICC ODI Team Ranking, India is on the 4 position on the table where Zimbabwe is way behind on the 11 position. No doubt Men is blues are having good rankings but this time all new squad has been selected for the tour in which all the players are youngsters, MS Dhoni is the only experienced player there. So ZIM have good opportunity to take advantage of. For the series Graeme Cremer is selected as the captain of the team for the series.
If we look at the players of both the team and their individual performance than it looks like that IND will win this 3rd ODI of the series. All the players, specially bowlers have performed extremely well. Jaspreet Bumrah picked up 4 wickets in the 1st match and destroyed the batting order of the opponent where Dhawal Kulkarni took 2-2 wickets each. Yazuvendra Chahal who is on his debut was very impressive with his spinning deliveries and took his first wicket of Richmond Mutumbami and in the 2nd ODI took 4 wickets and becomes the Man of the match. Zimbabwe was only able to score 126 runs at the loss of 10 wickets in 34.3 overs (2nd ODI)
Despite of inexperience, youngsters performed well. KL Rahul scored his first hundred on his debut match in the first ODI. He has shown his temper out there and batted sensibly, with the help of 7 fours and 1 six he scored 100* runs with a strike rate of 86.95. Karun Nair, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav are in the middle who can bat and can chase down any big total. In the lower order Axar Patel is holding the spot who can hit big sixes and add some quick runs to the total.
If we look onto the Zimbabwe squad, They have Hamilton Masakadza, Elton Chigumbura, Craig Ervine, Chamu Chibhabha who are good with the bat and can score runs for the teams. But they have to tackle the Indian fast bowlers. They have to bat sensibly and try to put some good runs on the board and then should accelerate the total. They have avoid silly mistakes and keep the wickets in their hand.
In the bowling department captain Graeme Cremer is leading from the front with Tendai Chatara, Taurai Muzarabani. In the 1st ODI match Chamu Chibhabha was impressive, he has bowled out 8 overs and only spend 14 runs with a maiden. Chatara was the only bowler who got the wicket in that match. In the last match bowlers have nothing to do as they were defending a score of 126 runs which is almost impossible that’s why Man in blues chase down the small target with ease. This time they have try little harder to take some early wickets and push Indian batsman onto the backfoot.
According to our prediction India will win 3rd ODI match of Zimbabwe vs India 2016 series match.
Key Players of Both Teams :-
- MS Dhoni
- KL Rahul
- Ambati Raydu
- Manish Pandey
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Chamu Chibhabha
- Hamilton Masakadza
- Craig Ervine
- Elton Chigumbura
- Graeme Cremer
Have a look: West Indies vs India 2016 Test Series Schedule
So what you think who will win the match, IND or ZIM ?