AUS vs ZIM 2nd ODI Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Aug 30 2022 452 Views


Zimbabwe tour of Australia



Australia and Zimbabwe will be crossing swords in the second match of three match ODI series on Wednesday at the Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville.  The hosts have already taken a lead in the series taking advantage of the home conditions. Zimbabwe will need to bounce back in the series as their place in the forthcoming World T20 Series is still uncertain. The hosts will also try to improve their position in the ODI rankings. They are currently placed at fifth position while Zimbabwe are still tottering at 13th. 

After an emphatic all round display in the opening game, the hosts will now try to seal the deal by winning the penultimate fixture. Caron Green impressed one and all with his all round prowess. He took five wickets to put the visitors on the backfoot. Glenn Maxwell’s cameo was also a huge plus for the men in yellow. The swashbuckler finished off the game with ease and gave us a reminder of his big hitting skills. In the second ODI, it will be important for them to deliver the same clinical performance in both the departments. 

Zimbabwe on the other hand failed to deliver a collective batting performance and collapsed in the final stages of the innings. The bowlers, although, have been in good form and so are the top order batters. Their most established all rounder, Sikandar Raza had a rare bad day with bat in hand, but managed to pick one wicket in the last game. He will shoulder the batting responsibility for the visitors. Skipper Regis Chakabva will be the other batter to keep an eye on.  


Match Details

Match: AUS vs ZIM, 2nd ODI, Zimbabwe tour of Australia, 2022

Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Time: 5:10 AM (Aug 31)

Venue: Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville


Pitch Report

The Tony Ireland Stadium's surface, which provides a neutral wicket, is expected to provide both departments with a decent level of assistance. Pacers will play the full game, but spinners might be quite dangerous in the middle overs.


AUS vs ZIM Squads

AUS: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa

ZIM: Regis Chakabva (c), Ryan Burl, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Innocent Kaia, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Clive Madande, Wessly Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Tony Munyonga, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams.


AUS vs ZIM Probable Playing XIs

AUS:  Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.

ZIM: Innocent Kaia, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wesley Madhevere, Tony Munyonga, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (c & wk), Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Victor Nyauchi, Richard Ngarava.


Match Prediction

Australia will start overwhelming favourites to win this encounter. They are the stronger side on paper and we expect them to continue their dominant run. 


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