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Match Prediction: Zimbabwe vs India, 1st T20I at Harare

Betting lovers will get their fair share of the action since Zimbabwe is scheduled to face India in the first T20 match on July 6th, 2024 in Harare. This match is also expected to be very tight due to the nature of the two teams; a determined Zimbabwe side up against a strong Indian side. The action kicks off at 4:30 PM local time, and as both the teams have much to prove, this game promises to be a start to a good series. So, get ready to find out the specifics of this showdown to know what is likely to happen.

 

Detail Description
Tournament India tour of Zimbabwe
Match Name Zimbabwe vs India
Match No. 1st T20I
Date 6th July 2024
Time Toss at 4:00 P.M, and Match Starts at 4:30 P.M.
Venue Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe
Where To Watch Sony Sports Network, and SonyLIV

 

Zimbabwe vs India Recent Performance:

India arrives in this match unbeaten in the last five matches that they have played. They have performed exceedingly well, and they are looking forward to performing even better. On the other side, Zimbabwe has suffered, having lost four out of the last five games. But, they were able to claim a victory on their last game and this might cheer them on.

 

Batters to Watch:

For Zimbabwe, Bennet will be in the spotlight together with Sikandar Raza. Bennett has been a part of the last 10 matches, where he has made 226 runs, striking at the rate of 136. 96. Raza, the captain, has scored 173 runs in his last 8 matches that he has played with a strike rate of 134.1. Zimbabwe can only stand a considerable chance if both play to the best of their abilities.

India also has two specialist batsmen in their squad; these are Rinku Singh and Jitesh Sharma. Ambitious Singh has proved to start his character with 78 runs in 2 matches, having a strike rate of 162. 5. Sharma on the other hand, despite the fact that he has not been able to score in the last match, has the ability to change this.

Bowlers to Watch:

Zimbabwe will depend on Blessing Muzarabani & Luke Jongwe. Muzarabani bowling performance in the last 10 matches is 13 wickets for economy of 6.56. Jongwe has taken 10 wickets in 9 matches, but he has an economy rate of 9. 43 of the total balls bowled. They will play an important role of holding a mighty batting line up of India.

For India, the bowlers to perhaps focus on will be; Washington Sundar and Ravi Bishnoi. Sundar has been stingy with the ball, having taken 3 wickets in 2 matches that he has bowled in and a rather impressive economy rate of 6. 83. Bishnoi has 2 wickets in 2 of the matches but with an economy rate of 9. 63. Both will plan to strike early in an attempt to apply pressure on Zimbabwe’s middle order line up.

Zimbabwe vs India Head-to-Head:

India is slightly better off than Zimbabwe, having won 3 out of the last 5 cricket matches that the 2 teams have played. In their most recent meeting, which was in the month of November in the year 2022, India prevailed with a 71-run victory. This puts India in a psychological advantage, but Zimbabwe illustrated that the Indians can be upset.

Zimbabwe vs India Today Match Prediction

The members of the Zimbabwe squad are ready to face India and the first T20I surely will be an interesting match. The current form of India and past results against Zimbabwe will definitely put them in a competitive position.

India has a very strong batting line up and their bowlers are very consistent which make them a very strong team. India wants to continue the sequence of victory as opponents Zimbabwe has the potential to change the statistics as well.

Especially to the cricket lovers, this particular match at Harare Sports Club will be such a fascinating match to look at. India seems to be in better form, and they are expected to win this match.

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