Zimbabwe will play West Indies in the third one-day international cricket match of the ongoing Tri-Nation Series. Today’s game will be played at the Queens Sports Club located in Bulawayo. In the first two games, Sri Lanka and the Caribbeans have won one match each.
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It’s only the Zimbabwean team who hasn’t won any so far. So, it is clear that hosts are still struggling in the international cricket. They lost the first game of the series to Sri Lanka by 8 wickets. It was played on November 14.
That green pitch favored fast bowlers, and their batsmen surrendered to Sri Lankan bowling attack for just 154 runs. Not only the batsmen, bowlers too struggled. The opposition won in only 24.3 overs. Peter Moor and captain Graeme Cremer put up some serious fight for the team while others just failed badly.
On the other hand, the Caribbeans side is fully confident. In the last game, they defeated Sri Lanka by 62 runs in the opening match of the Zimbabwe Tri-Nation series. Well, this was the first victory for the WI after the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Also, it was the first win against Sri Lanka at a neutral venue since 1999.
Hope, Carter, Powell, Gabriel, Nurse, and skipper Holder made important contributions which helped their country win big against Sri Lankan side. Thus, the whole team and team management will hope to continue their winning momentum in the rest of the tournament.
Moreover, 2017 Champions Trophy is coming. Thus, all teams need to prepare for it.
Zimbabwe vs West Indies: Prediction
WI is expected to win.
Zimbabwe vs West Indies Live Streaming
ZIM vs WI is to start at 7:30 am GMT (1 pm IST). There will no live coverage of the game in the UK. Only registered users can watch it online on the Ten Network.
Team news / Squad
Zimbabwe Possible XI: Brian Chari, Chamu Chibhabha, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Peter Moor (wk), Elton Chigumbara, Graeme Cremer (c), Donald Tiripano, Carl Mumba, Tinashe Panyangara.
WI Probable 11: Johnson Charles, Kraigg Brathwaite, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Jonathan Carter, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder (c), Ashley Nurse, Sulieman Benn, Shannon Gabriel.