India vs Zimbabwe – 4th ODI Bilateral series – Betting Predictions and Tips

The fourth ODI between the hosts Zimbabwe and India in the 5-match bilateral ODI series will be played on Thursday August 1, 2013. The match will be played at Queens Sports Club Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and will begin at 12.30 PM IST. India has already won the series with 3-0, but there are still games left to be played and ODI betting to be done!

India

The Indian team has already won the series without much effort and this will only give the boost and confidence to the young players of the team. The in-form and stand-in captain Virat Kohli who has already scored a century and half century from 3 matches in the tour. Shikhar Dhawan has also did well in the opening slot with a century scored in the second match. Rohit Sharma has not been successful and is yet to perform till now in the series. Other player who has impressed is Ambati Rayadu who scored unbeaten 63 in his debut match and also scored steady 33 in the last match and looks in full command of his batting. However Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik have been going through rough patches and need to score runs to stay in the team.

In terms of bowling, Amit Mishra has been the pick of the bowlers and has till now taken nine wickets in the series. Jaidev Unadkat is another bowler who has impressed many taking four wickets in the second match and also has been very economical in all matches. Ravindra Jadeja may not have been very successful in terms of wickets taking but has bowled a very tight line and the economy is under 4 in the series. Vinay Kumar who is quite experienced bowler failed to click and has been quite expensive with economy of around 5 in the series till now.

Zimbabwe

The hosts have not been able to match the Indian side in any department and in fact even failed to put up a decent fight in last match. The batting and bowling has been inconsistent and no one player has stood out to help the side give some fight to the component. Opener Sikandar Raza made 82 in the first match but thereafter failed to click and could not provide the required start and momentum to the team. Skipper Brandon Taylor who is also the most experienced of all has also disappointed and has not scored well in any of the matches till now. In terms of bowling, BV Vitori and P Utseya have taken three wickets each but still couldn’t stop the batting slaughter by the Indian batsmen.

Our Prediction

Overall the Indian team and players look very positive and the team has won the third series in a row and this one would be special as the team does not have key players in the side. In this match other players like Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane can be given a chance in place of out of form Rohit Sharma and may be Jadeja. Jammu & Kashmir’s Parvez Rasool and Mohit Sharma may also get a chance in place of Amit Mishra and Vinay Kumar.

Zimbabwe have nothing to lose from here but they will have to really work hard and Taylor will have to ensure that the team stays motivated and even they can give chance to the other players to test their strength.

Very clearly India is our favorite for this match also and they should be able to win this match quite easily. In fact now they would be targeting whitewash with 5-0 win over the hosts.

Winner: India, 1.08 @ William Hill