Zimbabwe vs United Arab Emirates
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Apr 16, 2019
09:30 AM LOCAL
Zimbabwe won the third match of the ODI series against the UAE comfortably and is now 3-0 up with one match to go. The second match of the series was the only one which was close and rain had to play a big part in that situation as well. Zimbabwe is going to be targeting a 4-0 result and the UAE is going to have to hope for a miracle to try and prevent that from happening. The visitors have been found lacking in terms of quality. Their batting has been sub-standard and the bowling has not penetrative enough to cause Zimbabwe any serious problems. Is there any thing left in the UAE arsenal which it has not used up until now? Let us see.
Peter Moor (c), Solomon Mire, Brian Chari, Regis Chakabva, Sean Williams, Timycen Maruma, Sikandar Raza, Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Craig Ervine, Brandon Mavuta, Ainsley Ndlovu, Tony Munyonga, Elton Chigumbura
United Arab Emirates:
Mohammad Naveed (c), Rohan Mustafa, Ashfaq Ahmed, Shaiman Anwar, Muhammad Usman, CP Rizwan, Chirag Suri, Muhammad Boota, Ghulam Shabbir, Sultan Ahmed, Imran Haider, Amir Hayat, Zahoor Khan, Qadeer Ahmed
Zimbabwe: Chakabva(WK), Mire, Ervine, Williams, Raza, Maruma, Moor(C), Jarvis, Mavuta, Chatara, and Tiripano/Mpofu
United Arab Emirates: Ahmed, Mustafa, Shabbir(WK), Usman, Rizwan, Anwar, Naveed(C), Imran, Qadeer, Suri, and Zahoor.
Pitch and Weather Report
The pitch played better in the second ODI with both sets of batsmen looking good once they get themselves in. Faster bowlers have performed well in both ODIs and will be key once again in the powerplay overs with the new ball.
Fantasy Breakdown by THE BOWLJOB
Wicket-keeper: We have Chakabva and Shabbir in this section to pick from. Both played quite well in the last match and are at the same level according to me so you can pick anyone according to you to make your team balanced.
Batsman: We don’t have many good options from the UAE side except Shaiman Anwar who can give you some good fantasy points. From Zimbabwe, Solomon Mire did not perform well in the last 2 matches but he is a good player and can perform well in any match so he can be your punt in this section. C Ervine is the most reliable player from Zimbabwe in this section. Peter Moor played very well but due to his batting order, he may not get the chance to bat so he is my secondary option.
Elite Picks: Shaiman Anwar, C Ervine
Secondary Picks: Peter Moor
Punt Picks: Solomon Mire
All Rounders: Sikandar Raza did not perform well in the last match so I will fade him to save my credits and I will pick Williams over Raza. So from Zimbabwe Williams is my first choice and Raza is my secondary choice. From the UAE we have two good options which are Rohan Mustafa and Mohammad Naveed. Naveed did not give many fantasy points in the last two matches but he is a good player, can take wickets and is handy with the bat as well so Naveed is a good pick and Mustafa is my elite pick.
Elite Picks: Mustafa, Williams, Naveed
Secondary Picks: Raza
Punt Picks: none
Bowlers: Looking at the last two matches, it is easy to pick Zimbabwe bowlers in this section. Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis and Tendai Chatara all three elite picks as all of them got some wickets in this tournament and you must place them in your dream11 team as well. From UAE, Imran Haidar is the safest pick as he can bat as well.
Elite Picks: Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis and Tendai Chatar
Secondary Picks: none
Punt Picks: none