India vs Zimbabwe 2016 1ST ODI Match Prediction and Live Feed

Its time to watch ODI action in between India vs Zimbabwe 2016 1st ODI match in Zimbabwe at Harare sports club on 11 June, 2016 at the time 07:00 AM GMT. The young team India led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni has already arrived for 3 one day matches and 3 T20. Let’s see the match prediction of 1st ODI.

One has to say, on paper team India looks pretty strong with experienced captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will bring out best out of the young team. India, one of the topmost ODI teams, will put tough challenge against the host Zimbabwe.

But Zimbabwe, though underrated team, can surprise India as they have done in past. Not to forget they will have home advantage. So things can go against India. Zimbabwe will give their best shot as they don’t have anything to lose. Zimbabwe team looks good mixture of some experience with youngsters.

But still if it is about prediction one has to say it’s India because they are stronger in all three departments.

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Let us take a look at the squads of both teams.

India squad:

MS Dhoni, Lokesh Rahul, Faiz Fazal, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Ambati Rayudu, Rishi Dhawan, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Barinder Sran, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal

Zimbabwe squad.

Graeme Cremer, Chamu Chibhabha, Tendai Chisoro, Neville Madziva, Hamilton Masakadza,Peter Moor, Richmond Mutumbami, Vusi Sibanda, Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Craig Ervine, Timycen Maruma, Wellington Masakadza, Tawanda Mupariwa, Taurai Muzarabani, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams

Winning prediction: India

Winning strategy

Looking at the pitch Harere cricket pitch is well known for initial seam and swing. So most of the times captains winning toss at this ground prefer to bowl first. Early breakthroughs are quite often here at Harere. Batting side needs to be cautious initially. Fast bowlers can extract good swing and seam here. As game progress further ball starts coming onto the bat and then batsmen can score runs freely.