Australia vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI
Venue: Riverway Stadium, Townsville
Date & Time: September 3rd, at 5:10 AM IST and 9:40 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
Australia will take on Zimbabwe in the 3rd and final ODI of the series on Saturday. Australia are all over against the visiting Zimbabwe side as they wrapped up the 2nd ODI quickly by 8 wickets with still 212 balls remaining in the match to go 2-0 up in the series. Mitchell Starc was unplayable with the new cherry, picking up 3 wickets in no time. Adam Zampa and Cameron Green were too good in the middle overs as the duo scalped 5 wickets between them. Later Steven Smith and Alex Carey’s unbeaten 84-run-stand secured the series for the kookaburras. They look to experiment which allows Marnus Labuschagne to get a game finally in this series.
Zimbabwe on the other hand didn’t match the skill set of the Australians as they bundled out for just 96 runs in the 2nd ODI and lost the match by 8 wickets. With this loss, they even dropped the series as well. Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza are the only batters who showed some sort of resistance on the surface which was ideal for bowling. It’s new learning as they haven’t faced more than 140 clicks on a consistent basis. It will be a big deal if they give tough competition in this game.
What is the pitch report for AUS vs ZIM, 3rd ODI?
Bowlers will get complete assistance from the surface in the first hour of play. The batters need to be more watchful during that period. Toss will play a crucial role in this match.
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What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for AUS vs ZIM, 3rd ODI?
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Marnus Labuschagne / Steven Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc / Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Innocent Kaia, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (c & wk), Tony Munyonga, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava
What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for AUS vs ZIM, 3rd ODI?
Top Pick – Batter
David Warner scored a well-compiled half-century in the series opener and just managed to score 13 runs in the 2nd ODI. He can be a good pick for your fantasy teams.
Top Pick – All-Rounder
Cameron Green is making the most of the favorable bowling conditions, he has bagged 7 wickets in 2 matches in this series with the best figures of 5 for 33 and is yet to get a chance to bat.
Top Pick – Bowlers
Richard Ngarava removed big names David Warner and Aaron Finch for low scores in the 2nd ODI. He is a major threat to the opposition with the new ball.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
Alex Carey is getting an opportunity to bat up the order and no doubt he is the best in the business behind the stumps. In 2 matches in this series, he has scored 36 runs and affected 2 dismissals.
Coming back from an injury, Sean Williams showed some fight against the top-quality Australian attack in the 2nd ODI where he scored 29 runs which includes 3 fours.
What are the fantasy suggested teams for AUS vs ZIM, 3rd ODI?
1. Alex Carey, David Warner (c), Aaron Finch, Ryan Burl, Sean Williams, Glenn Maxwell, Sikandar Raza, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa (vc), Richard Ngarava
2. Regis Chakabva, David Warner, Steven Smith, Ryan Burl, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza (vc), Cameron Green (c), Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Richard Ngarava
AUS vs ZIM, 3rd ODI Probable Winners:
Australia are expected to win this match.