New Zealand will play a game in a single day in Zimbabwe for the first time since 2011, when the two nations meet in Harare on Sunday. The bushings are led by Kane Williamson on a tour to see them play one ODI series three games and once Twenty20 fixture. Zimbabwe, meanwhile, will be hoping for a tour understrength squad given the opportunity to reverse a miserable recent run of form that have lost their last nine games he completed 50-over.
Zimbabwe vs New Zealand 1st ODI Prediction 2nd August 2015
Brendon McCullum and Tim Southee stay home, and both Corey Anderson and Trent Boult sidelined by a back injury, New Zealand will be without several key players during the series. “However, coach Mike Hesson insists on the absence of some familiar faces only provides opportunities for others to come and make a name for themselves, ESPN Cricinfo:
“This is a team that has accumulated an impressive record on the international circuit in recent times and the expectation is that we continue to carry out, although that might be missing. We were also without several key players away series against Pakistan last summer, and managed to win 3-2 thanks to other players stepping up. Our focus is on continuing to produce strong team performance, rather than being distracted by the presence or absence of certain people. “
Williamson is the heir to Captain McCullum, who has been given a chance to rest after a busy first half that included a campaign Cricket World Cup, a season in the Indian Premier League and toured England. By Mark Geenty of Stuff.co.nz, Todd Latham McCullum will take over at the top of the order. Martin Guptill will be the other opener, he hit a century in New Zealand last appearance at the Harare Sports Club, in the process of helping his team to seal a 3-0 series triumph four years ago.
Uncovered the leg-spinner Ish Sodhi has been selected in the squad for the series, while paceman Adam Milne could make his first appearance since the quarter-final victory over New Zealand in the World Cup. Zimbabwe, meanwhile, will have to improve on a miserable record against New Zealand in Harare have won just once against seven meetings caps in place. Locals have called 15 players for the first two games of the series, ESPN Cricinfo.
They have reacted to the 3-0 series defeat against India in their homeland by bringing in four players. They are batsman Craig Ervine, Luke Jongwe road, spinner John Nyumbu and seam bowler Chris Mpofu. Bleacherreport
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2015
Start time: 9 a.m. local time/8 a.m. BST
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe
Live stream and TV info: Ten Sports
Elton Chigumbura (captain), Chamu Chibhabha,Tinashe Panyangara, Christopher Mpofu, John Nyumbu, Vusi Sibanda, Luke Jongwe, Neville Madziva Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Regis Chakabva (wicketkeeper), Graeme Cremer, Prosper Utseya,
Kane Williamson (captain), Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill,Colin Munro, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor, Ben Wheeler, George Worker Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne,
New Zealand will be the Winner
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