The last league match of this T20 world cup2022 will be played between India and Zimbabwe. A win in this game would take India to the table toppers, while Zimbabwe’s chance of getting into the next round is difficult as they have to win by a considerable margin. As the tickets in MCG have sold out, this game will be a treat to watch out for the cricketing folklore.
- Ground: MCG, Melbourne
- Date: 6th Nov 2022
- Time: 1.30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Good batting surface, which will assist swing for the new ball. Spinners, too, get an advantage by having turns and bounces.
Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Wesley Madhevere, Regis Chakabva (WK), Sean Williams, Craig Ervine (C), Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Sikandar Raza, Richard Ngarava, Milton Shumba, T Chatara
Captain: V Kohli
With the kind of form he is in right now, he is the most dangerous batter for the bowling side. Especially Tier-2 teams like Zimbabwe will find it too hard to control him.
Wicketkeeper: R Chakabva
R Chakabva will get in early. He will have more chances to make more runs.
Vice-captain: A Singh
MCG’s conditions at present are most suited for swing bowling. Since A Singh is in a great rhythm to swing the ball in and out, he will be a worthy pick for a vice-captain.
Batters: R Sharma, KL Rahul, V Kohli, S Yadav
All the top four batters of India have been picked, as we expect a one-sided game. They will bat throughout the twenty overs if India bats first; if not, they will finish the chase without losing many wickets.
All-rounders: S Raza, H Pandya, S Williams
H Pandya hasn’t been great since the Pakistan game. He will try to come out of his shell.
S Raza and S Williams have a suitable spot to perform with the bat and the ball.
Bowlers: M Shami, A Singh, B Muzarabani
M Shami’s wicket-to-wicket bowling against teams like Zimbabwe will be a colossal wicket-taking factor. He can threaten the batters with his magical rhythm.
Muzarabani has been impressive throughout this tournament. And this game at MCG will suit his bowling. He will continue to bring in his A-game.