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World T20 Series 2022, Super 12, Group 2, Match 42- IND vs ZIM Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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World T20 Series 2022

Super 12, Group 2, Match 42- IND vs ZIM

Preview

India (IND) will face Zimbabwe (ZIM) in the 42nd match of the World T20 Series 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on Sunday, November 6. 

India has performed admirably in the competition, winning three of four matches. They've gelled as a team, with Virat Kohli and Arshdeep Singh shining out with bat and bowling, respectively. A victory guarantees India a spot in the semi-finals as the group winners. They face a temperamental Zimbabwean side that has gone hot and cold throughout the competition. While they have lost their last two games against Netherlands and Bangladesh, Zimbabwe's only win of the Super 12 phase came against Pakistan. Although they will head into this game as the underdogs, Zimbabwe will bank on its pace prowess to pave the way for a surprise win. With both teams eyeing a major win in this game, a fascinating contest awaits at the iconic MCG on Sunday.

 

Match Details

Match: IND vs ZIM, 42nd Match, Super 12 Group 2, World T20 Series 2022

Date: Sunday, November 06, 2022

Time: 1:30 PM

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

 

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch at the MCG is good for batting, with an average score of 160. Rain has hampered most planned matches at the venue, but pacers have taken advantage of the conditions, scooping up more than 60% of the wickets. Wickets in hand will be crucial, with the dimensions of the ground also playing a role. With the pitch unlikely to change significantly, chasing may be the favoured choice.

Rain is quite unlikely to disrupt the match, according to meteorological forecasts. While a few showers are expected in the morning, there should be no rain in the evening. However, it will be quite humid, with humidity levels over 70% in the evening.

 

Squads

IND: Rohit Sharma (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant 

ZIM: Craig Ervine (c), Regis Chakabva (wk), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani, Wellington Masakadza, Tony Munyonga, Brad Evans, Clive Madande

 

Probable Playing XIs

IND: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami.

ZIM: Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara and Blessing Muzarabani

 

Hot Fantasy Picks

(i) Wicket Keeper 

Dinesh Kartik- Kartik hasn’t had the best of times in the World Series thus far. However, he has had his moments. We back Kartik to do well in this game 

(ii) Batsmen

Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli is an Indian right-handed batsman. So far in this competition, he has hit 220 runs.

Suryakumar Yadav: Suryakumar Yadav is an Indian right-handed batsman. So far in this competition, he has amassed 164 runs.

(iii) All Rounders

Sikandar Raza: Sikandar Raza is a Zimbabwean right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler. He has scored 185 runs and taken 9 wickets in 7 matches 

Sean Williams: Sean Williams is a Zimbabwean left-handed batter and left-arm orthodox spinner. He has amassed 144 runs and taken three wickets in the competition so far. 

(iv) Bowlers

Arshdeep Singh: Arshdeep Singh has picked 9 wickets in 4 matches and is amongst the leading wicket takers in the competition. 

Blessing Muzarabani: With 11 wickets to his name, Muzarabani holds the second place in the list of leading wicket takers in this tournament. 

 

Match Prediction

We predict IND to pip ZIM and close out their Super 12 campaign with a win.  

 

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