Zimbabwe will come out looking for a clean sweep in the fourth and the final ODI of the four-match series at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday. It has gotten better with every outing for the hosts while UAE would be embarrassed with the massive loss in the 3rd ODI.
Zimbabwe posted a score in excess of 300 when asked to bat in the last game of the series. Sean Williams struck a brilliant 109 (not out) to flatten UAE’s bowling. The scoreboard pressure was too much for the tourists as they never looked in the hunt and could not even get to 200.
UAE will come to salvage pride and avoid the whitewash. They would want the senior pros, in Rohan Mustafa, Shaiman Anwar and Mohammad Naveed, to help them notch a consolation.
Pitch conditions: Harare has produced different kinds of result in the last few games here. Going by the runs scored in the 3rd ODI, batsmen can make a difference once they get set.
UAE Team News – UAE can ring in a few changes after losing three games on the bounce.
Zimbabwe Team News – Zimbabwe can also bring in a few fringe players with series in the bag already.
Possible XIs & Squad
UAE Playing XI – Mohammad Naveed (c), Rohan Mustafa, Muhammad Usman, Ashfaq Ahmed, Mohammad Boota, CP Rizwan, Shaiman Anwar, Qadeer Ahmed, Imran Haider, Ghulam Shabber (wk), Zahoor Khan
UAE ODI squad – Ashfaq Ahmed, Rohan Mustafa, Ghulam Shabber (wk), Chirag Suri, CP Rizwan, Zahoor Khan, Shaiman Anwar, Muhammad Usman, Imran Haider, Mohammad Naveed (c), Qadeer Ahmed, Mohammad Boota, Sultan Ahmed, Amir Hayat
Zimbabwe Playing XI – Peter Moor (c), Regis Chakabva (wk), Timycen Maruma, Kyle Jarvis, Craig Ervine, Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza, Solomon Mire, Donald Tiripano, Chris Mpofu, Sean Williams
Choice of Wicketkeeper: Regis Chakabva has already played one match-winning knock in the series at the top of the batting order.
Choice of Batsmen: Shaiman Anwar and Craig Ervine have played innings of substance in the series so far. Solomon Mire, Peter Moor and CP Rizwan are among others among the runs.
Choice of all-rounders: Sean Williams will be the first choice. Rohan Mustafa, Mohammad Naveed and Sikandar Raza are among others you can consider in the all-rounder roles.
Choice of bowlers: The opening bowling duo of Kyle Jarvis and Donald Tiripano have been outstanding throughout. Ryan Burl is another who can be picked basis current form.