India and Zimbabwe will once again lock horns after a day’s break. This is the 2nd ODI in Harare on Monday. India look all set to seal the series against the hosts. Zimbabwe have looked out of sorts in this series thus far. Time will tell if they can change anything but it is fair to say that it will be an uphill task against a confident team. India are playing three ODIs and three T20s on this tour. (Also see: India vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI Match, Live Score) Also Read - COVID-19 Crisis: After Sri Lanka Series Postponement, BCCI Calls Off India's Tour of Zimbabwe
The first match in Harare has proven to be a bit of a mismatch and the hosts would need to resurrect their performance in the series very quickly. Run scoring in this match seemed tough as far as both teams were concerned. Runs were scored at a sluggish pace. We will wait and see if that improves considering that there would be more than enough practice at this venue. (Also see: India tour of Zimbabwe 2016, 2nd ODI, Live Online Streaming) Also Read - Zimbabwe president cuts short holiday over doctors' strike
There seemed to be some juice in the wicket which one way or the other gave a spring in the step as far as the bowlers were concerned. The seamers generally look sharp in conditions like Harare. Zimbabwe will have little time to get things in order. Also Read - Thousands at Zimbabwe's first anti-govt rally since crackdown
The second match will probably set the pattern as far as the whole tour is concerned. At best, Zimbabwe cannot afford more than one slip and they have had that in the first ODI. Now, India can breathe easy. They had plenty of young guns in their squad and they showed that they are made of stern stuff.