When Zimbabwe lock horns with Australia in a dead rubber, they would not have many fond memories from the past encounter.
The comprehensive hundred run loss and Aaron Finch's destructive 172-run knock would have certainly given the hosts some scars. However, professional sport is all about rising from the trenches and putting up a good show. The strength of the character of the Zimbabwe players would be tested in this match as nothing but pride would be on the line.
Zimbabwe have already been knocked out of the tri-series as Pakistan and Australia gear up for the summit clash on the 8th of July. Australia has suffered a 45-run loss at the hands of Pakistan and would be raring to bounce back. Particularly batsmen Aaron Finch and Travis Head would try to go big before the all important final.
As was the case in the previous matches, Zimbabwe would have its hope pinned on their top four batsmen Chamu Chibhabha, Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza and Tarisai Musakanda. The bowling department would rest on the shoulders of Tendai Chisoro and Blessing Muzarabani.
Now let's have a look at the two squads.
Cephas Zhuwao, Chamu Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza(c), Solomon Mire, Tarisai Musakanda, Elton Chigumbura, Malcolm Waller, Brian Chari, Peter Moor, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chisoro, Blessing Muzarabani, Ryan Murray, Kyle Jarvis, Chris Mpofu, Ryan Burl, Brandon Mavuta
D Arcy Short, Aaron Finch(c), Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Alex Carey(w), Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Swepson, Billy Stanlake, Nic Maddinson, Jhye Richardson, Jack Wildermuth
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction*
So, here are our cricket betting tips and the match prediction.
Who will win? Australia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Aaron Finch, Solomon Mire
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Billy Stanlake, Tendai Chisoro
Most Sixes – Aaron Finch, Tarisai Musakanda
Team Scores Batting First – Australia 200+, Zimbabwe 110+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.
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