ZIM vs AUS 1st ODI Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction
Zimbabwe tour of Australia
ZIM vs AUS, 1st ODI
Australia and Zimbabwe will face off in the inaugural One-Day International on Sunday (August 28). After losing the ODI series against Sri Lanka 3-2 in July, the home team will be tested. While India defeated Zimbabwe by a score of 3-0. After 19 years, the Regis Chakabva-led team will tour Australia. The ODI Super Series Standings will take into account the three-match ODI series.
The team lead by Aaron Finch will take advantage of the ODI series against Zimbabwe to earn crucial ODI Super Series Points. Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, and Glenn Maxwell are among the players on Australia's talented team. In addition, Mitchell Starc rejoins the squad after missing the Sri Lanka ODI series due to an injury. The hosts would be aiming for a complete shutout against Zimbabwe.
The visitors, on the other hand, would like to demonstrate improvement following their series defeat by India. With three centuries in his last six One Day Internationals, Sikandar Raza is in the best shape of his life. In the third ODI against India, the right-handed hitter single-handedly brought Zimbabwe close to victory but was unable to seal the deal. The visitors won't benefit from any runs scored by Raza. The remainder must also contribute to Zimbabwe's dominating results. The likes of Innocent Kaia, Chakabva, and Williams will help to step up.
Match: AUS vs ZIM, 1st ODI, Zimbabwe tour of Australia, 2022
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022
Time: 5:10 AM (Aug 28)
Venue: Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
The match will be played in Townsville. Not much is known about this surface. By the looks, it will be a bating deck.
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, David Warner, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
ZIM: Marumani, Innocent Kaia, Kaitano, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Brad Evans, Luke Jongwe, Victor Nyauchi, Blessing Muzarabani
Australia will start overwhelming favourites to win this encounter. They are the stronger side on paper and we expect them to perform well.
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