India has also been troubled
Zimbabwe has also troubled the Indian team. Both the teams have clashed 7 times in T20 International cricket. In this, India has won 5 matches while Zimbabwe has won 2 matches. In the last T20 match between the two teams in 2016, the Indian team won by just 3 runs. That is why India will not make the mistake of taking Zimbabwe lightly. Zimbabwe has also given a deep wound to India in the 1999 ODI World Cup. The team was defeated there by 3 runs. However, this will be the first meeting of both the teams in the T20 World Cup.
Results of T20 matches between India and Zimbabwe:
|the winner||gap||field||when did it happen|
|India||6 wickets||Harare||12 June 2010|
|India||7 wickets||Harare||13 June 2020|
|India||54 runs||Harare||17 July 2015|
|Zimbabwe||10 runs||Harare||19 July 2015|
|Zimbabwe||2 runs||Harare||18 June 2016|
|India||10 wickets||Harare||20 June 2016|
|India||3 runs||Harare||22 June 2016|
Good bowling by Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe have good fast bowling. Their bowlers don’t have much pace but they have good length. Because of this, the pitch has got bounce. Zimbabwe won by using it against Pakistan. Most of the players of the Indian team do not even have the experience of playing against them. Zimbabwe’s team can also take advantage of this.
Sikandar Raza will be the X Factor
Sikandar Raza has been in excellent form this year. He has scored 701 runs in 23 T20 Internationals at an average of 35 and a strike rate of 151. He has also hit four fifty. He has also done well in bowling. Raza has taken 24 wickets for runs at an economy of 6.14. He also scored a century in the ODI series against India in August. That’s why he will be Zimbabwe’s X factor against Team India.