- Match: Australia vs Zimbabwe (AUS vs ZIM)
- Date-31 August 2022
- Match Format- ODI
- Venue- Townsville
- Time- 5 AM (IST)
- Weather- Partly Cloudy (26 degrees Celsius)
Australia vs Zimbabwe (AUS vs ZIM) Today Match Prediction Preview
Welcome to the AUS vs ZIM Today Match Prediction curated by Kheltalk cricket experts. Australia will take on Zimbabwe in the 2nd ODI of Zimbabwe tour of Australia at Townsville on Wednesday, 31st August 2022. Keep on reading for more information on the AUS vs ZIM game.
Australia and Zimbabwe will meet in the second ODI on Wednesday. Australia, as expected, got the better of the visitors in the 1st ODI and won the match by nine wickets. Cameron Green was the star performer for the hosts. He ended with 5 for 33.
Zimbabwe began the match well with Tadiwanashe Marumani and Wessly Madhevere taking on the bowlers. Marumani made 61-ball 45 whereas, Wessly Madhevere made 91-ball 72. The duo helped Zimbabwe to get 200 on board.
In return, Australia lost Aaron Finch early but David Warner and Steve Smith took the game away from Zimbabwe. In the end, Glenn Maxwell took just 9 balls to score 32 runs and took the team over the line.
Top Batsmen for AUS vs ZIM
David Warner- 57 runs, 86.36 strike rate
Steve Smith- 48 runs, 60 strike rate
Wessly Madhevere- 72 runs, 79.12 strike rate
Top Bowlers for AUS vs ZIM
Cameron Green- 5 wickets, 3.66 strike rate
Adam Zampa- 3 wickets, 5.70 strike rate
Ryan Burl- 3 wickets, 8.57 strike rate
AUS vs ZIM Today Match Prediction Scenarios
Scenario 1- If AUS bats first
- First Innings score prediction- AUS expected to score around 260
- Result prediction- AUS to win by 30 to 15 runs
Scenario 2- If ZIM bats first
- First Innings score prediction- ZIM is expected to score around 190
- Result prediction-AUS will win the match by 9 wickets
AUS vs ZIM Today Match Prediction, ODI Series 2022, Who Will Win the Match?
AUS to win this match
Australia are the obvious favorites to win this match. The host side are likely to thrash Zimbabwe to take the match by a huge margin. The team did have a bit of struggle in the last game where they lost five wickets to chase down 201. Though they took a convincing 1-0 lead, Australia will be kicking themselves for losing five wickets. They are expected to do comparatively better this time around.
Team Availability/ Injury updates
- Mitchell Marsh is out of the series due to injury and is replaced by Josh Inglis.
AUS vs ZIM Probable Playing 11
AUS Playing XI
Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa
ZIM Playing XI
Regis Chakabva (c), Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Ryan Burl, Innocent Kaia, Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, John Masara, Tony Munyonga, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Donald Tiripano
Squad for AUS vs ZIM, ODI Series 2022
AUS squad: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Josh Inglis
ZIM Squad: Regis Chakabva (c), Tanaka Chivanga, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Ryan Burl, Innocent Kaia, Kaitano Takudzwanashe, Clive Madande, Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, John Masara, Tony Munyonga, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Donald Tiripano