ZIM vs WI Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For 1st Test
Gary Ballance will be a key player for the inexperienced Zimbabwe side.
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Zimbabwe will clash with West Indies in the first fixture of the two-test match series starting February 4 at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo. It will be the first-ever red-ball match for the Chevrons after July 2021, when they lost by 220 runs to Bangladesh. Craig Ervine will lead the side, which will miss the services of their top players like Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl. However, the county experience of Gary Ballance will be handy for the side.
West Indies, on the other hand, have a strong squad under the captaincy of Kraigg Brathwaite. The likes of Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder will play a key role for the team. They had a good outing in the practice game and would look to continue the same form.
Team Form (Last 5 matches)
Probable Playing XI
Injury and availability news
Kraigg Brathwaite WI | BAT
The West Indies skipper will be the best pick for this game due to his terrific track record to pile up runs at the top-order. He has 5,089 runs in 81 Test matches with 11 centuries. Interestingly, he hit 116* in the practice game.
Gary Ballance ZIM | BAT
Ballance, with his rich stint in County and England team can be a boon to the Zimbabwe side. He has 11,876 runs at an average of 47.31, with 41 tons in the first-class format.
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ZIM | BAT
Makoni, the emerging youngster could not display his brilliance in the practice game, wherein he scored only 13 off 40 balls.
WI | BAT
The experienced batter Bonner failed on both occasions in the practice games, accounting for scores of 3 and 13 and can be avoided for this game.