After a close encounter with Bangladesh, India will now want to beat Zimbabwe and top the group as they progress through to the semi-finals. Zimbabwe have blown hot and cold all tournament but they beat Pakistan and hence, India can never take their eyes of the ball. India cannot afford to lose this match or things might get realy tricky for them.
India should stick with the same XI that beat Bangladesh. The only discussion would be the position of Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant could well get a game. For Zimbabwe, there could be the same playing XI.
India vs Zimbabwe Match Detail
Match: India vs Zimbabwe, match 42, Super 12, Group 2
Date & Time: November 6, 1:30 PM
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
India vs Zimbabwe Match Live Streaming
Live Streaming: Star Sports
India vs Zimbabwe Predicted Playing XIs
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Wesley Madhevere, Craig Ervine (c), Regis Chakabva (wk), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani
India vs Zimbabwe Fantasy Team
Captain – KL Rahul
Vice-captain – Sikandar Raza
Wicketkeeper – Dinesh Karthik
Batters – KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Wesley Madhevere, Craig Ervine, Suryakumar Yadav
All-rounders – Hardik Pandya, Sikandar Raza
Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Blessing Muzarabani
India vs Zimbabwe, Melbourne weather and pitch report
The wicket at the MCG generally favors pacers, but batters can play their shots once they settle in. It has great pace and bounce and hence, pacers on both the sides will enjoy themselves. Rain has been a scourge in Melbourne, but there are little chances of shower in this match.
India vs Zimbabwe Match Prediction
India are the favourites going into this game, but Zimbabwe can spring a surprise if they are taken lightly. India beat Pakistan in a cliffhanger at the MCG and this should give them some confidence ahead of this game.