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.

By CricTracker Staff

Updated - May 30, 2023, 10:00 IST

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Preview

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.

Match Information

Zimbabwe vs West Indies, 1st Test

West Indies tour of Zimbabwe, 4 Feb 2023, Sat, 1:30 PM IST ,Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

Players Stats in Series

116 Runs

1 Match

2

Joshua Da Silva

WI - wk

100 Runs

1 Match

3

Roston Chase

WI - all

87 Runs

1 Match

69 Runs

1 Match

51 Runs

1 Match

6

49 Runs

1 Match

1

Roston Chase

WI - all

93.55

1 Match

2

78.57

1 Match

3

Kyle Mayers

WI - all

73.02

1 Match

4

70.00

1 Match

68.24

1 Match

67.11

1 Match

1

2 Wkts

1 Match

2

2 Wkts

1 Match

3

2 Wkts

1 Match

4

Kyle Mayers

WI - all

1 Wkts

1 Match

5

Jason Holder

WI - all

1 Wkts

1 Match

1 Wkts

1 Match

1

Jason Holder

WI - all

0.50

1 Match

2

1.71

1 Match

3

3.00

1 Match

3.00

1 Match

5

3.00

1 Match

6

Roston Chase

WI - all

3.78

1 Match

Probable Playing XI

Zimbabwe

GS Ballance, CR Ervine(C), M Shumba, I Kaia, T Makoni, B Evans, TE Tsiga(wk), R Ngarava, DT Tiripano, WP Masakadza, VM Nyauchi

Bench : CJ Chibhabha, B Mavuta, J Gumbie, KO Maunze, Tanaka Chivanga

West Indies

Kraigg Brathwaite(C), Jermaine Blackwood, T Chanderpaul, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, J Da Silva(wk), Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach

Bench : G Moti-Kanhai, Raymon Reifer, Devon Thomas, JA Warrican

Injury and availability news

(will be added when there is an update)

Weather Report

Sunny

Pitch Condition

Balanced

Avg 1st Inning Score

250

Win Prediction

West Indies

Pitch Report

Both teams played two Test matches at this venue in 2017, which witnessed them scoring 250 runs on most occasions, which can be termed as the minimum they have to score on this pitch to put up a strong challenge. The spinners will play a key role in taking key wickets due to the underlying assistance from the surface.

Player Picks

8.5
C

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.

9.5
C

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.

8.5

Craig Ervine ZIM | BAT

Ervine would look to make full use of the experience gained over the years to counter Caribbean challenge. He has 1,208 runs at an average of 35.52 in 18 Test matches, with a top score of 160.

9

Kyle Mayers WI | ALL

The left-handed batter has been sensational with his form of late across all formats. He has 828 runs and 27 wickets in 14 red-ball appearances for West Indies.

7.5

Roston Chase WI | ALL

The talented spin all-rounder will play a key role in this pitch due to his wicket-taking abilities. He has over 2,000 runs and more than 80 wickets in the Test format.

8

Milton Shumba ZIM | BAT

The player with a fighting mindset will prove to a handy option in both departments. He picked three wickets in the practice game, and has 1,208 runs in the first-class format.

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8

Tanunurwa Makoni

ZIM | BAT

Makoni, the emerging youngster could not display his brilliance in the practice game, wherein he scored only 13 off 40 balls.

8.5

Nkrumah Bonner

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.

Last Updated On - May 30 2023 10:00 AM

Players
11/11

Team 1

ZIM

5 : 6

WI

Credits Left
8.5/100

J Da Silva

7.5

Kraigg Brathwaite
C

8.5

GS Ballance
VC

9.5

CR Ervine

8.5

M Shumba

8

I Kaia

8.5

Kyle Mayers

9

Roston Chase

7.5

Jason Holder

8.5

Alzarri Joseph

7.5

DT Tiripano

8.5

Players
11/11

Team 1

ZIM

5 : 6

WI

Credits Left
8.5/100

J Da Silva

7.5

Kraigg Brathwaite

8.5

GS Ballance

9.5

CR Ervine
VC

8.5

M Shumba

8

I Kaia

8.5

Kyle Mayers

9

Roston Chase
C

7.5

Jason Holder

8.5

Alzarri Joseph

7.5

R Ngarava

8.5

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