The Indian cricket team (IND) will look to cleansweep the three-match ODI series when it takes on hosts Zimbabwe (ZIM) in the final game at Harare Sports Club on Monday, August 22. The match will start at 12:45 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
ZIM vs IND Dream11 prediction
India have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series against the Zimbabwe cricket team, and are poised to maintain the momentum in the dead rubber.
Despite an early scare during their run chase of 162 in the last outing, India held their nerves to see through a 14th consecutive ODI victory against the hosts. They are expected to secure a whitewash result on Monday.
ZIM vs IND Dream11 team tips for 3rd ODI
Top tip: Best batter
Shikhar Dhawan is the batter to pick, given his form. After tallying 115 fantasy points in the first ODI, the southpaw notched 55 points following a 21-ball 33 in the second game. A premium pick at 10.5 credits, Dhawan is most likely to deliver again.
Top tip: Best bowler
Given his two-wicket haul in the second ODI, fantasy managers can draft in Luke Jongwe as the top bowler. The 27-year-old Zimbabwean pacer registered 69 fantasy points in the second fixture, taking his overall tally to 89 points. At 8.5 credits, he could help the hosts avoid a whitewash result.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
India all-rounder Axar Patel is an outright pick for this position. The 28-year-old’s form in white-ball cricket of late has earned him 159 fantasy points; hence, it is no surprise why he is poised to retain his place in fantasy selections. Patel - valued at 9.0 credits - has four wickets in the ongoing ODI series against Zimbabwe.
Lastly, India’s Sanju Samson should be selected as your top wicketkeeper. The 27-year-old top-scored 43 runs for the team in the second ODI and also took three catches. At a reasonable 8.5 credits, he is worth the investment.
ZIM vs IND probable playing XI
ZIM playing XI (probable): Innocent Kaia, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wessly Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (captain and wicket-keeper), Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi
IND playing XI (probable): Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul (captain), Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj
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