India have just completed a successful tour of the Caribbean, winning both the 3-match ODI series and the 5-match T20 series against the West Indies. India did not have a huge challenge on its hands, especially in the T20 series as the West Indies offered very little resistance in both the batting and bowling department.

The Indian team will now fly to Zimbabwe for a very short trip as they take part in a 3 match ODI series. India goes in with a lot of momentum behind them and they will field a squad of talented young players as their senior players continue to be rested by the BCCI in preparation for the 2022 Asia Cup.

India comfortably won the series 3-0 as expected. Our betting experts take a look at the pros and cons for both sides in the ODI format. We will analyze the betting odds for both Zimbabwe and India and then share our insight as to how we think the series will play out.

Zimbabwe vs India ODI Series Odds

Zimbabwe has always been considered as cricketing minnows and their status in ODI cricket hasn’t changed over the last two decades. India continues to be a cricketing powerhouse and it is no surprise that India go into this 3 match ODI series as the huge betting favorite.

Betway have given India odds of 1.25 to win the ODI series while Zimbabwe have odds of 6.00 to win the ODI series. Our experts agree with these betting odds given how dominant India have been against the West Indies and the West Indies are definitely a better ODI team than Zimbabwe atleast on paper.

The only way these odds can turn is if Zimbabwe ends up pulling off a surprise victory in the first ODI as that will increase their confidence tremendously and put them in a much better position of winning the series.

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ZIM vs IND ODI Series Schedule

First ODI 18 Aug
Second ODI 20 Aug
Third ODI 22 Aug
Location Harare, Zimbabwe

ZIM vs IND ODI Series – India’s Squad

S Dhawan (C), R Gaikwad, S Gill, I Kishan, D Hooda, R Tripathi, S Samson, S Thakur, W Sundar, A Patel, K Yadav, D Chahar, A Khan, M Siraj, and P Krishna.

ZIM vs IND ODI Series – Zimbabwe’s Squad

Regis Chakabva (c), Tarisai Musakanda, Innocent Kaia, Wessly Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Luke Jongwe, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Victor Nyauchi, Richard Ngarava, and Wellington Masakadza.

Zimbabwe vs. India ODI Series Betting Options

If you are an Indian cricket fan, you will be happy to see the Zimbabwe vs. India ODI series taking place soon after the tour of the West Indies as it gives you the option to bet on Zimbabwe vs. India ODI series.

Most bettors end up betting on the outright result of each ODI game or the final outcome of the ODI series. However, there are a number of side bets that cricket bettors can enjoy while betting on the Zimbabwe vs. India ODI series.

Online cricket bettors have the option to bet on which team will end up winning the toss, which batsman will score the most runs in each match, which bowler will take the most wickets in each match and which player will win the man of the match award.

ZIM vs IND Prediction For Most Runs In ODI Series

We are going to pick three batters from both sides and share a little insight to help you pick for top batsman betting.

For India, the three batters that you need to watch out for are captain S Dhawan, opening partner S Gill and I Kishan.

Shubhman Gill Leading The Charge

S Dhawan (7) is the senior player in the side and it is up to him to make big runs at the top of the order and make a push to cement his spot alongside regular captain R Sharma in the ODI series. S Dhawan played reasonably well in the West Indies but it was his young opening partner S Gill (4) that stole the show, making over 200 runs in the 3-match ODI series that eventually earned him the man of the series award.

Will S Gill be able to continue his good ODI form against Zimbabwe and look to cement his place as the opening partner of R Sharma. If he hits a couple of ODI hundreds in this series, it will be hard not to pick him along with R Sharma.

The third option is I Kishan (8) who hasn’t done as well as he would have liked against the West Indies and will want to make some big runs against Zimbabwe.

For Zimbabwe, you got to watch out for Sikandar Raza (5) who has been in scintillating form against Bangladesh in the recent ODI series. Raza scored back-to-back hundreds in the first two ODIs that earned him the man of the match award.

Zimbabwe captain Regis Chakabva (14) also scored a century in the second ODI against Bangladesh and showed that he can make runs when it matters.

The third batsman that can make runs for Zimbabwe is Innocent Kaia (9) who scored 110 in the first ODI against Bangladesh.

Prediction: We believe India is going to win this series and due to that we are going to put our money on an Indian batsman to finish with the most ODI runs in the series. Our two picks will be S Dhawan and S Gill as they have the ability to bat long and score big runs at the top of the order.

ZIM vs IND Prediction For Most Wickets In ODI Series

India have a strong pace bowling and spin bowling line-up but we think it’s the spinners that are going to cause the most problems for the Zimbabwean batsmen. The two spinners that should trouble Zimbabwe are K Yadav (7), A Patel (8) and we picked one fast bowler in D Chahar (8) as his ability to swing the ball at the top of the order will get wickets.

Zimbabwe will once again rely on the all-around ability of Sikandar Raza (9), Wessly Madhevere (12), and Victor Nyauchi (14).

Prediction: We expect India to win and hence we are going to back an Indian bowler to finish with the most wickets in the series. Our two choices are A Patel and D Chahar for the top bowler betting market.

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