As the caravan of the T20 tri-series rolls on, Australia will take on hosts Zimbabwe in the third match on Tuesday, July 03, 2018.
The hosts, who are fielding a depleted side thanks to the off-field altercations between ZC and their star players in Raza, Taylor, Ervine and former skipper Cremer. Evidently, Zimbabwe was no match for the No.1 ranked T20 side in the world, as Pakistan won the tri-series opener by a comfortable margin of 74 runs. Batting first, Pakistan racked up 4-182 thanks to a 40-ball-61 by opener Zaman and a quickfire 21-ball-541 by Asif Ali. For Zimbabwe, Chisoro was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2-28.
Chasing 183, the hosts were never really in the game as apart from Mire (27) and Musakanda (43 of 35), no batsmen could offer any resistance against a rampaging Pakistan bowling attack, and were eventually bowled out for 108. They would now take on Australia in a bid to salvage their campaign. Australia, on the other hand, is currently playing their tournament opener against Pakistan, and thanks to Billy Stanlake’s 4-8 and AJ Tye’s 3-38, routed Pakistan for a mere 116 in 20 overs. Aaron Finch (68) and Head (20) chased the target in a little over 10 overs to pull off a sensational nine-wicket win. So, who will win ZIM vs AUS? Let us delve into the betting odds as part of our ZIMvs AUS today match prediction.
Venue:- Harare Sports Club, Harare
When:- Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018, 01:30 PM IST
The pitch at the Harare Sports Club usually aids the batsmen in the first half, while it proceeds to get considerably slower as the game progresses. Both teams will look to win the toss and bat first.
Total Matches:– 18
Won by team batting first:- 13
Won by team chasing:– 5
Average 1st innings score:– 154
Average 2nd innings score:– 129
ZIM vs AUS Head-to-Head
Won by Zimbabwe:- 1
Won by Australia:- 0
ZIM vs AUS Do you know?
Zimbabwe and Australia have met just once in IT20 cricket, which was way back in the 2007 World T20. Zimbabwe won that game by five wickets.
PAK vs AUS Squads:-
Hamilton Masakadza (c), Peter Moor (wk), Tendai Chisoro, Kyle Jarvis, Blessing Muzarabani, John Nyumbu, Ryan Burl, Solomon Mire, Tarisai Musakanda, Wellington Masakadza, Chamu Chibhabha, Cephas Zhuwao, Malcolm Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Chris Mpofu, Ryan Murray, Brandon Mavuta, Brian Chari
Aaron Finch (c), Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Andrew Tye, Jack Wildermuth, D’Arcy Short, Travis Head, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson
ZIM vs AUS WHO WILL WIN
So, who will win ZIM vs AUS? As per Bet365, the odds in favour of ZIM winning the game is 11/2, meaning a return of Rs 650 over 100, while that of AUS winning the encounter is 1/9, implying a return of Rs 111.1 over a claim of 100.