Zimbabwe is on its third assailable lead towards UAE on this upcoming Sunday where it is already leading by 2 ODI matches against the UAE squad. Unlike the first ODI, Zimbabwe managed to win the recent second ODI by 6 wickets. UAE has this match as the curtain drawing segment for them as if they lose here, this series will get ended for the Arabian squad. This battle will take place at the previously stroked Harare Sports Club. The loss in this match will lead to the end of UAE’s South Africa tour of One Day International League.
Even without the regular captain Hamilton Masakadza and extravagant batsman Brendan Taylor, Zimbabwe still seems to be exactly in form.
UAE lacks the experience in batting department and hence, is not able to set a competition for the Zimbabwean players. But this is not the end; bowlers are passionate of the Arabian squad. They give a tough competition to the Zimbabweans batsmen.
UAE is in huge hopes for their senior players like Shaiman Anwar and Rohan Mustafa to take care of the batting department. Mustafa managed to take a good start in the opening innings, and is predicted to take big knocks for the last deciding match for the UAE squad.
Though the Zimbabweans are in best rehearsals to their cricket ground in the home country, UAE’s squad is more favoring the pitch as per the players in the squad.
The Zimbabweans are in full form since the last two consecutive victories and are boosted to take the final series engraved under their title, but the bowlers of UAE may make it difficult for them to get over the match that easily.
ZIM mostly rely on their main players like Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Peter Moor and Sikandra Raza as far as their batting is concerned. For bowling department, they are equipped with players like Tendai Chatara, Kyle Jarvis, and Donald Tiripano.
Solomon Mire, Regis Chakabva, Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Timycen Maruma, Peter Moor, Sikandra Raza, Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis, Brandon Mavuta, Tendai Chatara.
In the UAE’s side Mohammad Naveed, Qadeer Ahmed and Imran Haider will be the ones to watch out for with the ball. Haider is one of the team’s leading wicket-takers in this format and the leg-spinner will look to apply pressure on the hosts in the middle overs.
Ashfaq Ahmed, Rohan Mustafa, Ghulam Shabbir, Chirag Suri, Shaiman Anwar, Muhammad Usman, Mohammad Boota, Imran Haider, Mohammad Naveed, Sultan Ahmed, Qadeer Ahmed.
Fantasy Power 11 predicts that the ZIM has the potential to win over this series easily. But that seems unlikely as their batsmen are struggling to adapt to the foreign conditions and their inability to put runs on the board has put their bowlers under pressure. Zimbabwe are missing two of their players Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor, but even without them, they are looking the superior side and we are backing them to emerge as victorious in this match.
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