After a thumping in the first encounter of the four-match ODI series, Zimbabwe would look to get an unassailable lead in the series when they meet UAE at Harare Sports Club on Friday. United Arab Emirates, playing first bilateral ODI series against a Full-Member nation, were in shambles in the first game. Zimbabwe’s opening-ball duo of Kyle Jarvis and Tendai Chatara were all-over UAE batsmen, striking first when the score read 2 runs. Thereafter, there was no halt on the fall of wickets from there on. The struggle for visitors came to an end at 44.5 overs with them managing only 110 runs.
In reply, Zimbabwe were helped by Craig Ervine’s quickfire 51 off 66 to seal the deal in less than 24 overs. Wicket-keeper batsman Regis Chakabva also played a decent hand scoring a patient 38 opening the innings. Building on the winning start, Zimbabwe would look to replicate the first ODI performance on Friday.
Zimbabwe vs United Arab Emirates, 2nd ODI
Harare Sports Club, Harare
1:00 PM IST, 12 April 2019
Head-to-head: Played –3, Zimbabwe – 2, UAE – 1
The surface at Harare Sports Club offers an intriguing battle between the bat and ball. The way UAE went down in the first ODI was a demonstration of bowlers extracting help off the wicket. The average 1st innings score at the venue is 229.
ZIM vs UAE Dream11 Team News
Despite the result, UAE would give their players one more opportunity to demonstrate what they deliver.
The hosts are also like to stick to the same combination after a comprehensive win in the first ODI.
Zimbabwe vs UAE squads
Zimbabwe ODI squad: Peter Moor(w/c), Solomon Mire, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Elton Chigumbura, Regis Chakabva, Timycen Maruma, Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Brandon Mavuta, Ainsley Ndlovu, Tony Munyonga, Brian Chari and Craig Ervine.
UAE ODI squad: Mohammad Naveed(c), Qadeer Ahmed, Rohan Mustafa, Sultan Ahmed, Amir Hayat, Ashfaq Ahmed, Chirag Suri, Ghulam Shabbir(w), CP Rizwan, Shaiman Anwar, Muhammad Usman, Mohammad Boota, Imran Haider and Zahoor Khan.
ZIM vs UAE Playing XIs (After TOSS)
ZIM Playing 11 – Peter Moor (c), Sikandar Raza, Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis, Brandon Mavuta, Tendai Chatara, Solomon Mire, Regis Chakabva (wk), Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Timycen Maruma,
UAE Playing 11 – Mohammad Naveed, Imran Haider, Qadeer Ahmed, Ghulam Shabber, Rohan Mustafa, Ashfaq Ahmed, CP Rizwan, Muhammad Usman, Zahoor Khan, Shaiman Anwar, Chirag Suri
UAE vs ZIM Dream11 Team Prediction
Best Captain options: Sean Williams, C Ervine, Solomon Mire
Keeping mind Zimbabwean domination in the first ODI, we have only picked experienced campaigners from UAE, the likes of Shaiman Anwar, Rohan Mustafa and Mohammad Naveed. Zimbabwe can dominate again and you should not miss out on their top-4, R Chakabva, C Ervine, S Mire and S Williams, also the premier bowlers, T Chatara, D Tiripano and K Jarvis.