India eye clean sweep and Zimbabwe looks for consolation win

India eye clean sweep against Zimbabwe (Image Credit:- Twitter/BCCI)

India eye clean sweep against Zimbabwe after two dominating performance in first two ODIs. India taken unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match ODI series. India may test their bench strength in the last and final ODI of this tour to Zimbabwe.

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Indian bowlers bowled Zimbabwe out for 189 and 161 in the first and second ODIs respectively and made the job easier for the batters in chase. Zimbabwe had their chances in second ODI when they pushed India to 97/4 but D Hooda and Sanju Samson brought India back and clinch the series.

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Zimbabwe need to solve their batting issues to show some fight against this Indian line up. Their top order batters consistently failed in this series so far. Zimbabwe’s last century run partnership in ODIs was way back in 2014 when H Masakadza and S Raza added 224 against Afghanistan.

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D Chahar who won the Man of the match ward in first ODI replaced by Shardul Thakur in the second match may play the final ODI. K.L Rahul indicated that he will open the batting again. So India may rest Dhawan and give opportunity to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Avesh Khan , Rahul Tripathi and Shabaz Ahmed who replaced Washington Sundar in the squad are the other played who didn’t played any game in the series so far.

India probable XI:- S Dhawan , K.L.Rahul(c) , S Gill , D Hooda , S Samson (wk) , I Kisan (wk) , A Patel , D Chahar , K Yadhav , P Krishna , Avesh Khan.

Zimbabwe probable XI:- I Kaia , T Kaitano , W Madhevere , S Willams , S Raza , R Chakabva (c & wk) , R Burl , L Jongwe , B Evans , V Nyauchi , T Chivanga.

Match will be played in Harare , 12:45pm(IST). Clear weather expected for the day.

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