Table-toppers India will now take on the knocked-out Zimbabwe side in today’s t20 world cup match. This will be an exciting encounter as a win or a washout, either way, will seal the deal for India. However, a loss here will open the gates for Pakistan to make their way through. All-in-all this has become a must-win for the men in blue.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 6th November 2022, 1:30 PM IST
- Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
India vs Zimbabwe- Previews and Betting Tips
Despite having six points and topping the table, the tournament results have come down to the wire. Such is the power of a prestigious tournament like the T20 world cup. With nothing to lose, Zimbabwe might bring up an upset that India wouldn’t have dreamt of.
India are walking into this encounter facing a close encounter against Bangladesh. Being asked to bat first, India put up an unbelievable show. KL Rahul steered the innings with his 32-ball 50. Following that was a 44-ball 62* Kohli Masterclass that got India to a total of 184/6. While defending, India were in no position to win the contest. Bangladesh were in cruise control at 66/0 at the end of 7 overs courtesy of a 27-ball 60 by Litton Das. However, Arshdeep Singh & Hardik Pandya came to the rescue picking up two wickets each. It was Pandya’s 2/28 and Arshdeep’s final over heroics that helped India defend and scamper through a win by 5 runs.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe faced a humiliating defeat against the Netherlands, eliminating them from the picture. Batting first, Sikandar Raza’s amazing 24-ball 40 knock couldn’t get the job done as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 117. While defending, Richard Nagarava & Blessing Muzarabani did a fine job. Despite the 5-wicket loss, the duo picked up 2/18 and 2/23 respectively, and took the match down to the penultimate over.
Surprisingly, in their previous five head-to-head, India has won three while Zimbabwe has won two. Although we predict India to win today’s t20 world cup match, it won’t be as easy as it gets. This is one of the best situations to enjoy some good betting action. We recommend our viewers choose among parlays, over and under, three-way, and in-game betting. These options provide maximum returns on investments courtesy of the excellent match odds during a live game. Keep in mind the weather and pitch conditions with player performance as they can be highly influential to the outcome.
India is a well-balanced side and doesn’t just have one single game-changer. Right from Rohit Sharma to Hardik Pandya to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, they have it all. However, they will be heavily reliant on their run machines, Virat Kohli & Suryakumar Yadav. Kohli is now the highest runscorer of all time in the T20 world cups and currently has 348 runs in his recent 9 games at an astonishing average of 69.60. Alongside him is Suryakumar Yadav, who has 398 runs in his past 10 games at 49.75. Meanwhile, the bowling department has the likes of Arshdeep Singh, who has turned quite a few heads, picking up 14 scalps in just 6 matches. As for the spinners, Axar Patel has been a valuable asset. He has bagged 12 wickets in 9 games and has proven to be very economical.
Squad: Rohit Sharma(C), Rishabh Pant(wk), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami
It’s a neutral situation for Zimbabwe who are almost already knocked out of the competition. Apart from making things difficult, Zimbabwe would surely want to end on a win here. Their bowling has been their strong suit which will come in handy in this encounter. Blessing Muzarabni has been leading from the front with 11 wickets in 7 games. His companion, Sikandar Raza has been off the charts with his outstanding all-round performance. He has 11 scalps and 312 runs in his previous 10 games and has been ZImbabwe’s backbone. As far as batting is concerned, Sean Williams will do a good job in the middle overs. He has amassed 187 runs in 10 games and performs tremendously under pressure.
Squad: Regis Chakabva(wk), Craig Ervine(C), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Wesley Madhevere, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani
Also, Read >> T20 Cricket World Cup Predictor
Pitch and weather Conditions
It’s expected to be a partly cloudy Sunday at the MCG with almost a 22% chance of precipitation. Scattered showers might delay the game slightly but won’t affect the match in its entirety. The temperature will stay stable at 23 degrees while mild humidity will play its part at 50% as the game is in motion.
As for the pitch, it has a good pace and bounce in it at the early stage of the innings. The pacers have plenty of help on offer from the surface. However, spinners haven’t had much luck with the ball. The average first-inning score here is 140, courtesy of the ground having boundaries over 80 meters, making it a lot of hard work for batters. However, they will get to score runs with slight freedom as the match progresses.
India vs Zimbabwe: Betting Tips
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