AUS vs ZIM: Australia will lock horns against Zimbabwe in the 1st ODI of the Zimbabwe tour of Australia, 2022 on Sunday, August 28, 2022, at Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville.
Australia will host Zimbabwe in the 3 match ODI series which starts on Sunday. The home nation is yet to win an ODI series this year. They last played an ODI series against Sri Lanka and lost the series by 3-2.
The likes of Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, and leg spinner Adam Zampa will return to the ODI setup while the Test captain Pat Cummins has been rested from the series to manage his workload.
Zimbabwe, on the other hand, are coming into this series after suffering a 3-0 thrashing at the hands of team India. Prior to that, they defeated Bangladesh in the three-match ODI series by 2-1. Both teams will be eager to start the series on a winning note and take an early lead in the tournament.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 1st ODI of the Zimbabwe tour of Australia, 2022.
AUS vs ZIM Match Details
- Match: Australia vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI
- Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022
- Time: 5:10 AM (IST)
- Venue: Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
AUS vs ZIM Probable Playing XI
Australia Playing XI
Aaron Finch (C), Alex Carey (WK), Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green, Adam Zampa, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Glenn Maxwell.
Zimbabwe Playing XI
Regis Chakabva (C & WK), Luke Jongwe, Sikandar Raza, Brad Evans, Tony Munyonga, Sean Williams, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Innocent Kaia, Blessing Muzarabani, Ryan Burl, Richard Ngarava.
The pitch is expected to remain balanced and have something for both the batters and the bowlers. Pacers will have a significant say in the match and both teams will look to chase upon winning the toss, with 250-270 being a good total on this ground.
- Total matches: 2
- Matches won bowling first: 2
- Average 1st Inns scores: 231
- Average 2nd Inns score: 233
- Highest total recorded : 264/7 (49.2 Ov) by PNG vs HK
- Lowest total recorded: 202/10 (48.3 Ov) by HK vs PNG
- Highest score chased: 264/7 (49.2 Ov) by PNG vs HK
Australia & Zimbabwe Last 5 Matches Stats
AUS vs ZIM Player Record/Stats (Must Picks)
|Player||Stats (ODI Career)|
|David Warner||5610 Runs|
|Aaron Finch||5375 Runs|
|Steven Smith||4459 Runs & 28 Wicket|
|Sikandar Raza||3626 Runs & 69 Wicket|
|Glenn Maxwell||3390 Runs & 56 Wicket|
|Josh Hazlewood||97 Wickets|
AUS vs ZIM Captaincy Picks
- David Warner
- Steven Smith
- Sikandar Raza
AUS vs ZIM Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Regis Chakabva
- Batters: David Warner, Steven Smith, Aaron Finch, Ryan Burl
- All-Rounders: Sean Williams, Marcus Stoinis, Sikandar Raza
- Bowlers: Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Luke Jongwe
- Captain: David Warner
- Vice-Captain: Sikandar Raza
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Alex Carey
- Batters: David Warner, Steven Smith, Ryan Burl, Innocent Kaia
- All-Rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Sikandar Raza
- Bowlers: Josh Hazlewood, Luke Jongwe, Blessing Muzarabani
- Captain: Steven Smith
- Vice-Captain: Mitchell Marsh
Probable Winner Of The Match
Australia is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.