IND vs ZIM Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for Match 42, Super 12 Group 2 of ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

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Match Preview

IND vs ZIM: The final game of the group stages of the ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022 will be played between India and Zimbabwe. The game will go live on 6th November 2022 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). 

India moved an inch closer to the semi-finals after a thrilling win over Bangladesh. Apart from the loss against South Africa, the men in blue have shown great character this tournament. Despite missing a couple of key players, the team has fought hard. Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav are leading the batting unit, while Arshdeep Singh is doing a good job in Bumrah’s absence. The skipper’s form is a cause of concern for them. Otherwise, the unit looks good, and the semi-final spot is nearly booked under their name. 

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe produced a series of upsets and became the most prominent associate team in this tournament. After knocking former World Champions, West Indies, out of the tournament, Zimbabwe defeated Pakistan in a close encounter. However, the defeat against Netherlands has dented their semi-final hopes. The chances look bleak at the moment, and also facing a side like India would not be a cakewalk. 

Match Details for IND vs ZIM

Series: ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

Date: 6th November 2022 (Sunday)

Time: 1.30 PM IST

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Live Streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar

Pitch Report for IND vs ZIM

The T20 World Cup caravan will move back to the MCG after a brief break. The pitch will be fresh and better suited for pacers. Rain disruptions are very likely. Scoring will be difficult owing to the longer boundaries. Bowling first would be the best choice for the toss-winning skipper on this wicket. 

Probable Playing XI


KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh


Wesley Madhevere, Craig Ervine (captain), Regis Chakabva (wicket-keeper), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani

Match Predictions for IND vs ZIM

Undoubtedly, India is the favorite for the win in this particular fixture. They are a better team not only combination wise but also form wise. The weather conditions will come with a lot of challenges for the batters. India will top the table in Group 2 with this win and move into the semi-finals. Although Zimbabwe is technically alive in the tournament, practically, the chances are very much low. But in a game of T20 cricket, never say never. A good game of cricket is sure to play out.

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