Afghanistan has already sealed the series against the hosts and would like to complete the sweep when they meet in the third and final ODI of the series on June 9th, 2022 at Harare Sports Club. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, will attempt to win at least one game in the series before facing visitors in T20Is.
Afghanistan easily defeated Zimbabwe in two One-Day Internationals. In the first ODI, they played all-around cricket and won by 60 runs, while in the second match, they easily chased down the target and won by 8 wickets. This third game will be crucial for them to make history away from home.
The third game between these two will be played on the same ground as the first two, and Afghanistan will have an advantage in this game because they have adapted well to the conditions on the same ground. It will be a monumental task for the hosts to save the game and avoid a rout on Thursday.
The 3rd ODI between Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan will take place on June 9th, 2022 at Harare Sports Club in Harare.
Match Details to Note
Match: Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan, 3rd ODI, Afghanistan Tour of Zimbabwe 2022
Date: June 09, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 12:45 PM IST
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan Team Previews
After losing the series against Afghanistan at home, hosts face a huge challenge to save the whitewash when they face visitors in the final ODI of the series on June 9th, 2022 at Harare Sports Club. Afghanistan appears to be in good form, which is why Zimbabwe must use all of its resources to win the third ODI.
Zimbabwe managed to restrict opponents to 276 runs with the help of Blessing Muzarabani’s brilliant spell of 4 wickets for 52 runs in 9 overs, but failed miserably when chasing the target. Only Sikandar Raza managed to score 67 runs off 78 balls, but they still lost by 60 runs.
Afghanistan asked Zimbabwe to bat first in the second ODI of the series, and Zimbabwe failed to score runs in front of Afghanistan’s bowling attack. Only Innocent Kaia’s 63 runs on 74 balls and Ryan Burl’s not out 51 runs on 61 balls were critical hits in the inning that helped them score 228 runs.
Zimbabwe’s bowlers were unable to restrict that target, and the visitors won by 8 wickets. They have struggled with the batting unit in both ODIs, which has cost them a series. They would like to use their batting strength properly in the final match of the series to save the whitewash from Afghanistan.
Innocent Kaia, Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani, Tanaka Chivanga, Dion Myers, Ainsley Ndlovu, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Clive Madande, Luke Jongwe
Predicted XI: Regis Chakabva (wk), Innocent Raia, Craig Ervine (c), Wessley Madhevere, Milton Shumba, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani, Donald Tiripano, Tanaka Chivanga
Afghanistan won the ODI series against Zimbabwe after playing some excellent cricket in the first two games. They will face the hosts in the final ODI at Harare Sports Club, hoping to complete the sweep by winning the third ODI as well.
They failed to give a stable start to their inning while batting first in the first ODI, but Rahmat Shah and captain Hashmatullah Shahidi managed to settle the inning during the middle overs. Rahmat Shah scored 94 runs off 120 balls, while the captain contributed 88 runs off 104 balls. They have amassed 276 runs on the board.
Mohammad Nabi led the bowling attack, taking four wickets for 34 runs in 10 overs to dismantle the opposition’s innings. They easily won by 60 runs. They also limited Zimbabwe to 228 runs in the second match, thanks to a brilliant bowling performance. With their spin attacks, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan each took two wickets.
While chasing a 229-run target, Ibrahim Zadran scored a century and helped his team win with 120 runs from 138 balls. Rahmat Shah also contributed a crucial 88-run knock from 115 balls. Afghanistan will play the third ODI as a formality, but they would like to claim a whitewash against the hosts on Thursday.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Shahidullah Kamal, Zia-ur-Rehman, Ikram Alikhil, Riaz Hassan, Yamin Ahmadzai
Predicted XI: Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Rahmat Shah, Nazibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan Toss Prediction
This venue has hosted 154 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and has given batters an advantage in a few previous matches. The team that chose to bowl first here has performed better than the batting team, as the chasing team has only managed six runs in the last ten ODIs. At this venue, whichever team wins the coin toss will prefer to bowl first and chase.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
This match will be held at the Harare Sports Club in Harare. This is Zimbabwe’s home ground, and it has previously hosted a few international as well as domestic games. This stadium has a capacity of 10,000 people.
On match day, the weather will be partly cloudy with a 3-5 percent chance of rain. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be between 21°C and 7°C.
Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan Match Prediction
Afghanistan has already won the series with a brilliant bowling and batting display. Zimbabwe’s batting unit has struggled a lot against Afghanistan’s spin attack in both ODIs, which is why a whitewash against the hosts in the final ODI will be a huge advantage for Afghanistan. Zimbabwe’s batting unit could also cost them a loss in the final ODI.
Afghanistan is the favourite to beat Zimbabwe at the odds of 1.22.
- Rahmat Shah has been a standout batsman for the visitors this series. He is the series’ leading run-scorer, with 182 runs scored in 2 innings at an average of 91.00.
- Blessing Muzarabani has shown his class once more since rejoining the squad, taking 5 wickets in Zimbabwe’s last two matches.
- Afghanistan has a 4-1 advantage over Zimbabwe in the last five meetings between these two teams.