New Zealand have won all the series so far but yet Zimbabwe would be happy that they won at least 1 of the ODI’s. The test match XI for either team will be different to what you would expect with both teams being hit by injuries. New Zealand are definitely favourites but Zimbabwe have a chance if they can play their best cricket and get their big players contributing.
Match Information :
November 1 – 5, Bulawayo
Starting Time: 1000 Local Time
How the Teams Stand:
Zimbabwe will have a very youthful XI in this test after they have been struck with plenty of niggles and injuries which will force them to play a less experienced group. Zimbabwe will be happy about chasing down 329 in the 3rd ODI to secure a win but their is still plenty they have to do to win this test. The batting for Zimbabwe is a strength as they are some patient yet powerful players like Sibanda who could do very well against even the best teams in the world. The bowling is the weakness and in tests that is not good news. Ncube and Meth who may debut might have to be that x-factor allowing Zimbabwe to take wickets more often than not as during the ODI series they were always on the backfoot when bowling as New Zealand had such a strong line-up.