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Fantasy Team for Zimbabwe vs India

Pitch Report for India vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI

1st innings average score: 230

2nd innings average score: 195

Nature: Conditions favourable for pacers in 1st innings. Pitch easier to bat on in 2nd innings. 

Time: August 20, 12:45 PM IST

Probable Playing XIs for Zimbabwe & India

Probable XI for Zimbabwe: Tadiwanashe Marumani, Innocent Kaia, Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (c & wk), Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Victor Nyauchi/Donald Tiripano, Richard Ngarava

Probable XI for India: Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj

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Fantasy Power Picks for the Match

Shikhar Dhawan averages 59 against Zimbabwe. He has smashed 469 runs – the most for India in 2022 – including five fifties in 11 ODIs. These numbers are exciting enough to encourage the world of fantasy cricket.

Shubman Gill’s last five ODI scores read 33, 64, 43, 98*, and 82*. To complement style with consistency is something only a few can manage. More importantly, he takes his time before unleashing those attractive strokes, gradually gaining trust amongst fantasy players.

A lazy forward lean against a swinging ball induced a thick edge of Sikandar Raza’s bat. On most days, he would have left it alone. He, after all, has scored two hundreds and two fifties, and moreover, has been consistently amongst wickets in 10 ODIs this year. India will have to produce a similar ball to get rid of the in-form Zimbabwean.

Deepak Chahar is back and how! Not only did he rely on his swing and length balls but also mixed his lines. One of his three wickets came from a well-directed bouncer. The pitch has all the ingredients for him to dominate.

Smart Fantasy Picks for the Match

Regis Chakabva batted with absolute conviction, scoring 35 off 51. Of all the Zimbabwean batters, he looked the most comfortable, thanks to his recent form. Coming into the first game, he had scored a match-winning hundred against Bangladesh earlier this month.

Prasidh Krishna is the highest wicket-taker for India in ODIs in 2022. His 18 wickets in seven games have come at an impressive average of 16. He finished with figures of 3 for 50 in the opening ODI.

Brad Evans and Richard Ngarava did what none of Zimbabwe’s top-order batters could. The bowling duo added 67 runs between them, lifting their team from 110 for 8 to 180 for 9. They failed miserably with the ball but had already made amends with the bat. Above all, they generated bonus fantasy points for milking six fours and two sixes.

KL Rahul did not get to contribute in any way whatsoever. However, his selection percentage in fantasy cricket won’t take a hit. Against Zimbabwe, his scores read 100*, 33, and 63*.

The height at which Axar Patel releases the ball and the kind of accuracy he maintains got the better of Zimbabwe. He took three for 24 within eight overs. If India bat first, his batting skills are likely to fetch vital fantasy points.

Fantasy Tip of The Day

Take more bowlers from the Indian team, regardless of what happens at the toss. The ball swung ferociously in the first innings on Thursday, and in the middle overs, the Indian spinners dominated the inexperienced hosts.

As far as the batters are concerned, pick those who assess the conditions before displaying their natural game.


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