AUS vs ZIM Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Sep 02, 2022

We are not too far off from the ICC World T20 - Australia and all sides will be gearing up their preperations for the same. We are likely to see the teams finalizing their team combinations over the next few matches and giving match time to the players who have not had much time to play, regardless of the format.

Australia are hosting Zimbabwe in a three-match series, which although is a dead-rubber but an important one for players from both sides to showcase their skills. Australia are already ahead 2-0 in the series and will be looking to wrap up the series 3-0. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, will be looking for redemption by winning this one. The earlier played two matches happened to be one-sided but we expect this one to get a lot closer.

AUS vs ZIM Team Previews


Not too long ago, there was a time when Australia were struggling to rack up wins in limited-overs cricket. Fast forward to now, Australia are beginning to look a formidable team now. They have a World Cup win behind them, albeit in T20, and will be preparing their team in a bid to win the two World Cup we have within the two years from now.

Talking about this series, we have seen Australia at their dominating best. They wrapped up the first match within the first 15 overs of their chase and did an exceptional job in the second one too. Chasing a total of 201, Australia were clinical as they won the match with five wickets in hands and 99 balls to spare.

Surprisingly, Australia started this tour with their full-strength side that includes the likes of Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven Smith, Alex Carey, and Glenn Maxwell. With experience and firepower available right through, the batting unit certainly looks imposing.

It isn't too different with their bowling unit too as Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Adam Zampa all find themselves in the playing eleven. Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, and Cameron Green have done a pretty good job to fill the role of the fourth and the fifth bowler.

All in all, Australia have a pretty good side and playing at home only adds to their advantage. Given how well they have done up until now, they will be brimming with confidence and might well experiment a bit with their confidence. Regardless, if they are able to play how they have, they will be in for yet another good day at the office.

Australia Playing 11

Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven Smith, Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.


Zimbabwe have got decent game time recently but they haven't really been up to the mark with their performances. They were beaten comeprehensively by a second-string Indian side and the same seems to be happening in this series as well.

They were poor with bat as well as with the ball in the first two matches and will have a number of amends to make as they take the field on Saturday. That said, Zimbabwe would be well aware of the skill gap between them and the hosts. As echoed by their skipper already, they are looking at the bigger picture and are primarily in it to reduce the skill gap.

They have a good array of talented players available right throughout but the overdependency on Sikandar Raza is well and truly apparent. He has been brilliant in the last few matches and will need to play a big role for Zimbabwe to challenge Australia. All in all, Zimbabwe have the talent available but they will need to squeeze out each drop to scare this high-flying Australia unit. If they are able to do that here, getting past them could prove to be incredibly difficult.

Zimbabwe Playing 11

Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Ryan Burl, Tony Munyonga, Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi.

AUS vs ZIM Toss Prediction

We have seen the chasing team winning in both the matches despite the surface getting a little slower with the passage of play. Bowlers are likely to get good assistance with the new ball early in the morning, largely because of the overhead conditions. Keeping that into consideration and what has happened in the series so far, expect the captain winning the toss to field first.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The two matches were both played at this very venue and while those both happened to be low-scoring matches, there was nothing wrong with the surface. We did see the surface tended to get a little slower as the match progressed but from the outset, it was a decent batting wicket. With temperatures hovering around 25 degrees and a bit of rain in the air as well, we expect some assistance for the bowlers to be there with the new ball. Ball should come nicely onto the bat after the initial period of one hour and the team batting first will need to negotiate that. Having said all that, a total of around 260 would be about par here and the team batting first would want to score at least 20 runs more than that.

AUS vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction

Check out the Dream11 fantasy team lineup for the 3rd ODI of the series that is being played between Australia and Zimbabwe. Don't forget to check back the latest updated team lineup right after the toss.

AUS vs ZIM Playing 11

  • Wicket-keeper:
    • Regis Chakabva
  • Batsmen:
    • David Warner
    • Steve Smith
    • Ryan Burl
  • All-rounders:
    • Glenn Maxwell
    • Sikandar Raza (VC)
    • Cameron Green (C)
    • Sean Williams
  • Bowlers:
    • Mitchell Starc
    • Adam Zampa
    • Richard Ngarava

AUS vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction

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AUS vs ZIM Betting Tips

This may not be an important match from the series point of view with the series already won, Zimbabwe would still want to give it their all in this. They do not get as many matches to play as some of the other sides get and this will be an opportunity for them to learn and gain some experience. They have plenty of talent available and if they are able to play to their potential, Australia might be in for a surprise. Having said that, Australia are a far better equipped side between the two, on paper and otherwise. Not only do they have the home advantage at their disposal, they will also be more confident of two. While the returns aren't too high on their win, it is pretty safe bet. We would be placing our money on Australia win and so should you.

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    David Warner - To Score a Fifty - Yes



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    Best Batsman - Zimbabwe - Sean Williams



Zimbabwe's batting revolves heavily around a couple of players in Sikandar Raza and Sean Williams and they have been in pretty good form. Though Raza has better numbers in recent times, Williams bats higher up the order. We are getting exceptional odds on Williams to be the best batsmen from Zimbabwe's camp. Given the probability of that happening and the odds offered, this is a pretty useful bet for those looking to take some risks and earn big.

Today Match Prediction

Australia To Win the Match, 1.01

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Who will win AUS vs ZIM

Australia 64.58% (31)
Zimbabwe 35.42% (17)
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