ZIM vs USA Match Preview

The Zimbabwe team played their last game of the event against West Indies. The West Indies skipper won the toss and elected to field first on a surface that had some juice in it for the bowlers. The Zimbabwe team scored 268 runs from their quota of 50 overs. They were bowled out in 49.5 overs. Sikandar Raza was the top run-getter for Zimbabwe putting together 68 runs from just 58 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes. He was involved in a good partnership for the 5th wicket that realized 87 runs with Ryan Burl.

The Zimbabwean openers provided a good start to the team when they realized 63 runs from 15.3 overs. Joylord Gumbie scored 26 runs and Craig Ervine scored 47 runs from 58 balls. Keemo Paul was the pick of the bowlers for West Indies taking 3 wickets for 61 runs. There were several good contributions from the West Indian batsmen but they could not get across the line in the end. The top bowler for Zimbabwe was Tendai Chatara who picked up 3 wickets for 52 runs from his 9.4 overs. Sikandar Raza, Richard Ngarava, and Blessing Muzarabani picked up 2 wickets apiece.

The United States of America team played their last match against the Netherlands. This was the 10th game of the Group A encounters and it was played at the Harare venue on 22nd June. The USA team batted first in this game and scored 211 runs for the loss of 8 wickets from their quota of 50 overs. This was not a very big total at this venue as Netherlands batters easily chased down the total in 43.2 overs with 5 wickets and 40 balls to spare. Scott Edwards from the Netherlands was adjudged player of the match with an innings of 67 runs from 60 balls.

The USA side was off to a bad start during their innings and was quickly reduced to 46 for 4 in 14 overs. But some good contributions from players such as Gajanand Singh, Shayan Jahangir, and Jessy Singh took the USA total to a respectable one. Jessy Singh was the pick of the bowlers for the USA when the Netherlands team batted second and chased the target successfully. He picked up 2 victims from his 8 overs. Saurabh Netravalkar, Ali Khan, and Nosthush Kenjige picked up a wicket apiece. But it was all too little to prevent the Dutch batters from crossing the line.

Weather Report

We are likely to get sunny weather during the game and the skies are likely to remain clear during the game. The temperatures during the game will remain between 20 and 25 degrees. The relative humidity during the game will be close to 25%. There is no chance of getting cloud cover or showers during the match.

Pitch Report

The venue for this match is Harare Sports Club in the city of Harare, Zimbabwe. This ground has a sitting capacity of 10000 people. The wicket on offer is not a batting-friendly one. There will be help on offer for the bowlers. So, most teams will prefer to bowl first on this track. This means they are aware of what the target is while chasing it.

Notable stats

Zimbabwe has a much better recent record than the team USA.

Zimbabwe has won all their last 5 one day games while the USA has a 2-3 record in their last 5 matches.

Sean Williams has had a terrific average to strike rate combination in recent games.

In his last 6 appearances for Zimbabwe Sean Williams has an average of 67.20 and a strike rate of 119.57.

Team News

There do not appear to be any injury updates available for the game. You can expect the entire team to be available for selection for this contest.

ZIM vs USA Probable 11

ZIM Playing 11

  • J Humble
  • Craig Ervine (C)
  • Madhevere
  • Sean Williams
  • Sikander Raza
  • Ryan Burl
  • Clive Madande (Wk)
  • Masakadza
  • Ngarava
  • Muzarbani
  • Chatara

USA Playing 11

  • Steven Taylor
  • Sushant Modani
  • Saiteja Mukkamalla
  • Aaron Jones (C)
  • Gajanand Singh
  • Shayan Jahangir (Wk)
  • Nisarg Patel
  • Nosthush Kenjige
  • Jasdeep Singh
  • Ali Khan
  • Saurabh Netravalkar
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

The USA and Zimbabwe teams are going into this game with different situations and fortunes. The Zimbabwe side has already qualified for the main draw while the USA has been disqualified from the ICC World Cup main event. But this is an international game in any case and both teams will look to secure a win from the match. The USA outfit will be playing for pride and will certainly try to spoil Zimbabwe's perfect record. We will bet with Zimbabwe to win this contest.

Top Picks

Craig Ervine: In his last 8 encounters, Craig Ervine has scored 354 runs with an average of 59 and a strike rate of 89.16.

Sean Williams: In his last 6 appearances for Zimbabwe, Sean Williams has scored 336 runs with an average of 67.20 and an excellent strike rate of 119.57.

Ali Khan: Ali Khan has picked up 17 wickets for the USA in his last 6 matches with a strike rate of 16.35 and an economy rate of 4.61.

Sikandar Raza: Sikandar Raza has picked up 12 wickets from his last 10 matches and has also scored runs for his team.

ZIM vs USA Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: S Jahangir

Batters: C Ervine, S Taylor, W Madhevere, G Singh

All-rounders: S Raza (C), S Williams (VC), R Burl

Bowlers: R Ngarava, B Muzarabani, S Netravalkar

ZIM vs USA Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction