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T20I Series IND vs ZIM: 1st Match Dream11 Predictions, Fantasy Tips, Teams, Pitch Report & Top Picks

IND vs ZIM, T20I Series: Dream11 predictions for Match 1 [X]IND vs ZIM, T20I Series: Dream11 predictions for Match 1 [X]

In the first match of the five-match T20I series, India (IND) will be playing against Zimbabwe (ZIM). This match will be played at the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe on July 6 at 4:30 PM IST. 

Ahead of the match, here is a look at the Dream11 predictions, pitch report, fantasy tips, the top player picks and the best-predicted XIs for the fantasy contests of the match.

IND vs ZIM Head-to-head Stats

India have played eight T20I matches against Zimbabwe. The 'Men in Blue' hold the edge in the face-off with six wins, while Zimbabwe have won two matches only.

India Won
Zimbabwe Won
No Result

IND vs ZIM Pitch Report

The wicket at the Harare Stadium will be a good one for batting. The batters will enjoy the surface and get the full value of their shots. However, with the progress of the game, the wicket might slow down a tad, assisting the pacers who use their slowers and cutters and also the spinners who vary their pace and flight.

Fantasy value from the pitch report

  • Top-order batters would be good picks for the fantasy contests as the wicket will be at its best for batting when the ball is hard and new.
  • Death over specialists and spinners could be good picks from the bowlers section. 

IND vs ZIM Fantasy Cricket Tips

  • Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Abhishek Sharma will be great options from the batters section. If you are looking to pick a Zimbabwe batters, then Innocent Kaia could be a good choice. 
  • Mukesh Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and Ravi Bishnoi will be good picks from the bowlers category. Richard Ngarava could be a vital choice from the Zimbabwe team. 
  • Sikandar Raza should be a must pick from the Zimbabwe team. 

IND vs ZIM Winner Prediction

Given the strength and experience in the Indian team, we can expect a competition from the home side, however, India are the string favourites to win the match. 

IND vs ZIM Top Player Picks

Shubman Gill (IND)

The stand-in skipper of the Indian team for the series will be a valuable choice for the fantasy contests. Shubman Gill will be playing in the top-order for the team and there are chances that he might finish the game as the top scorer. 

Ruturaj Gaikwad could be a rewarding choice in the match [X]Ruturaj Gaikwad could be a rewarding choice in the match [X]

Ruturaj Gaikwad (IND)

The Indian opener will be looking to give the team a stable start. Ruturaj Gaikwad's steady approach to the innings makes him one of the safer options for the match. 

Mukesh Kumar (IND)

This right-arm medium fast bowler impressed with his exploits in the IPL 2024. Mukesh Kumar has the skills to trouble most of the batters in the Zimbabwe batting line-up making him one of the top-picks for the game. 

Sikandar Raza (ZIM)

The Zimbabwean skipper will be one of the prime choices from the side. Sikandar Raza could be the main contributor from his team with both the bat and the ball. This makes him an important pick for the game. 

IND vs ZIM Differential Picks

Abhishek Sharma could be a good choice for the fantasy contests [X]Abhishek Sharma could be a good choice for the fantasy contests [X]

Abhishek Sharma (IND)

The young Indian opener impressed with his aggressive batting style in the IPL 2024. Abhishek Sharma might suffer from inconsistency because of his attacking style but could be effective the day he clicks. So, Sharma could be a godo differential choice for the game. 

Richard Ngarava (ZIM)

The left-arm medium pacer can bowl economical and effective spells in this format. Keeping Richard Ngarava in your team could give you the edge over the other users in the fantasy contests. 

IND vs ZIM Fantasy Expert Advice

Given the playing conditions and the strength of the teams, a 2-2-2-5 or a 1-3-3-4 combination could be rewarding for the match. 

IND vs ZIM Fantasy Team for Head-to-Head/Small Leagues

Wicketkeepers: Dhruv Jurel, Cilve Madande
Batters: Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad
All-rounders: Sikandar Raza, Abhishek Sharma
Bowlers: Avesh Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Ravi Bishnoi

Captain: Ruturaj Gaikwad
Vice-captain: Shubman Gill

India: 7 Players; Zimbabwe: 4 Players

IND vs ZIM Fantasy Team for Winner Takes All/ Grand Leagues

Wicketkeeper: Clive Madande
Batters: Wesley Madhevere, Shubman Gill, Riyan Parag
All-rounders: Sikandar Raza, Abhishek Sharma, B Bennett
Bowlers: Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Richard Ngarava, Ravi Bishnoi

Captain: Mukesh Kumar
Vice-captain: Abhishek Sharma

India: 6 Players; Zimbabwe: 5 Players