T20 Cricket : India V/s. Zimbabwe Match Preview and Lineups





4:30 PM


3:00 PM

Saudi Arabia

2:00 PM

Predicted Lineups:

India: Riyan Parag, Rinku Singh, Dhruv Jurel (WK), Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar, Shubman Gill (C), Abhishek Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad 

Zimbabwe: Wessley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza (C), Luke Jongwe, Clive Madande (WK), Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Milton Shumba, Innocent Kaia

IND vs ZIM Match Preview

The second T20I of the India Tour of Zimbabwe 2024 will take place on 7th July at the Harare Sports Club, Harare, starting at 4:30 PM IST. The series has started on an exciting note, with Zimbabwe clinching a thrilling victory in the first match, winning by 13 runs. This win has given Zimbabwe a 1-0 lead in the 5-match T20I series.

In the first T20I, Indian bowlers delivered an impressive performance, restricting Zimbabwe to a modest total of 115 runs. Ravi Bishnoi was the star with the ball, claiming 4 wickets, while Washington Sundar supported well with 2 wickets. However, the Indian batting line-up faltered in their chase, managing only 102 runs. Zimbabwean bowlers, led by skipper Sikandar Raza and Tendai Chatara, who took 3 wickets each, played crucial roles in their team's defense of the low total.

IND vs ZIM Head-to-Head Record

Historically, India has dominated the T20I encounters between these two teams. Out of the 8 matches played, India has won 6 while Zimbabwe has emerged victorious in 2. However, Zimbabwe's recent win in the first T20I indicates their potential to challenge the visitors and make the series competitive.

IND vs ZIM Weather & Pitch Report

The weather forecast for the match day predicts clear skies with a temperature of around 20°C, providing ideal conditions for cricket. The pitch at the Harare Sports Club is known to be batting-friendly, favoring the pace bowlers early on. An average first innings score at this venue is around 130 runs. Chasing teams, however, have found it challenging, with a winning percentage of only 40%.

Fantasy Cricket Tips and Probable Playing XI

For fantasy cricket enthusiasts, selecting a balanced team with a mix of top-order batsmen, all-rounders, and key bowlers will be crucial. Considering the pitch conditions and recent performances, the following players could be pivotal:

India Probable XI:
1. Shubman Gill
2. Ishan Kishan (wk)
3. Suryakumar Yadav
4. Sanju Samson
5. Hardik Pandya (c)
6. Washington Sundar
7. Axar Patel
8. Deepak Chahar
9. Ravi Bishnoi
10. Umran Malik
11. Arshdeep Singh

Zimbabwe Probable XI:
1. Wesley Madhevere
2. Tadiwanashe Marumani
3. Craig Ervine
4. Sean Williams
5. Sikandar Raza (c)
6. Ryan Burl
7. Regis Chakabva (wk)
8. Luke Jongwe
9. Tendai Chatara
10. Richard Ngarava
11. Blessing Muzarabani

With the series at a crucial juncture, both teams will look to put their best foot forward in the second T20I. India's aim will be to bounce back and level the series, while Zimbabwe will be eager to extend their lead and create further pressure on the visitors.

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