Match Details: , ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Super 12, Group 2, Match 42
Match: INDIA VS ZIMBABWE
Date and Time: 6th November 2022, 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Pitch report and Weather updates : The temperature is hovering around 20°C on matchday and no rain chances as of now . The wicket of Melbourne Cricket Ground surface helps the batters most . Pacers need to put some efforts here in early but get some early wickets. We can say it is balanced . Average 1st innings total is 160 here . Team batting second won 65 % matches .
Zimbabwe : Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara and Blessing Muzarabani,
India : KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami.
Current forms of both teams :
Zimbabwe : Zimbabwe played 4 matches in this tournament . They beat Mighty Pakistan by 1 run in a close encounter . They lost 2 matches against Bangladesh and Nederlands whereas their match against South Africa washed out in rain .
India : India won 3 of their 4 group matches . They beat Pakistan , Nederlands and Bangladesh but lost against South Africa .
India have done well in the ICC T20 World Cup, winning three out of their four matches. They have clicked as a unit with the likes of Virat Kohli and Arshdeep Singh standing out with the bat and ball, respectively. A win would assure India of a place in the semi-finals as the group toppers.
Zimbabwe, meanwhile, have blown hot and cold in the tournament.They literally nothing to lose here . While they have lost their last two games against the Netherlands and Bangladesh, Zimbabwe’s only win in the Super 12 phase came against Pakistan. While they will start as underdogs, Zimbabwe will bank on their pace attack to pave the way for a surprise win.
With both teams eyeing a crucial win in this game, a cracking game beckons at the iconic MCG on Sunday.
Top players :
Virat Kohli is the leading runscorer in the tournament at the time of writing with 220 runs in four matches. He has three unbeaten fifties to his name, holding him in good stead.
Arshdeep Singh is a left-handed batsman and left-arm medium fast bowler from India. He has hunted 9 wickets in this tournament so far.
Sikandar Raza is Zimbabwe’s go-to player with both the bat and ball, with 185 runs and nine wickets to his name in seven matches. Raza is striking at nearly 150 with the bat and has used his variations to good effect on the bowling front.
Richard Ngarava is a left-handed batsman and left-arm fast bowler from Zimbabwe. He has marked 22 runs and grabbed 5 wickets in this tournament so far.
Blessing Muzarabani is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler from Zimbabwe. He has scored 2 runs and picked up 8 wickets in this tournament so far.
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