Debashis Sarangi ∙ Aug 14 2022, 6:25 PM | 2 Min Read

Innocent Kaia predicts a 2-1 series victory for Zimbabwe in India ODIs

image-l6tanri8Zimbabwe outclassed Bangladesh by 2-1 recently 

After registering a thumping series victory over a strong Bangladesh outfit, Zimbabwe are gearing up for the upcoming ODI series against India. Interestingly, young Zimbabwe batter Innocent Kaia has confidently predicted a 2-1 series victory in favour of his side over the Men in Blue. 

image-l6tbg81mKaia slammed a fine ton in the first ODI against Bangladesh

Kaia, who starred with the bat for Zimbabwe in the Bangladesh ODIs, also expressed his desire to be the top-scorer in the series. 

"2-1 in favour of Zimbabwe. We win the series. As for personal expectations, I just want to score runs to be the leading run scorer in the series. That’s my goal."

Continuing, the 30-year-old revealed how the head coach David Houghton has instilled an aggressive mindset among the players and encouraged them to express themselves fearlessly on the ground. 

"It’s not about the ticking of things, but it’s just the mindset. When David (Houghton, head coach) came in, he taught us that we have to play positive cricket and that’s what we are doing. We are not afraid to play our shots anymore."

Zimbabwe grabbed a million eyeballs recently, thrashing Bangladesh in both T20Is and ODIs convincingly. With the likes of Kaia, Sikandar Raza and Regis Chakabva in scintillating form, the hosts certainly have the calibre to surprise the visiting Indians in the three-match series starting on August 18. 

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