Zimbabwe vs UAE – 3rd ODI Fantasy Preview

Two games into the series and we’re sad to say that it has been a completely one-sided affair so far, as far as results are concerned. However, UAE can take out a lot of positives from the 2nd ODI, where they lost by just 4 runs due to DL method. It probably could have been a better outcome for them.

Now, they have one last chance to redeem themselves in a must-win match – the 3rd ODI. Zimbabwe on the other hand will be looking to keep the good performances on and go in for a 4-0 whitewash. The hosts will be looking to play the similar playing eleven and complete the series victory 3-0 today. Keep reading for our entire PlayerzPot (Use Code “READ1234”) fantasy preview of the 3rd ODI here…

Match info

  • Tournament: UAE tour of Zimbabwe 2019
  • Date: 14th April 2019, 1:00pm IST
  • Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
  • Capacity: 10,000+
  • Series status: Zimbabwe leads the series, 2-0.

Zimbabwe vs UAE 3rd ODI fantasy preview

Form (recent first)

  • Zimbabwe: W W L L L L L
  • UAE: L L L L W W W


  • UAE now have 2 wins in their 4 ODIs at this ground.
  • 350/6 is the highest score here – Australia, Aug 2014.
  • Taylor (2,067) and Masakadza (1,892) are the top run scorers here.
  • Head to head, Zimbabwe leads UAE in ODIs, 3-1.
  • Average 1st innings score here – 229.


In the last game, I recommended picking up all three Zimbabwe pacers and right enough, this would’ve done you the trick as all of Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chatara and Kyle Jarvis were among the wickets. I’d stick to the same three for the 3rd ODI and with all of his English county experience, Jarvis could also be made your vice captain Jarvis has 6 wickets so far, Tiripano has 5, Chatara has 4.

Sikandar Raza is among one of my favourite cricketers but he isn’t getting much of a chance with the bat, so I’ll pick him as a normal player. Regis Chakabva has scores of 38 and 78 so far in the two ODIs he has played and he becomes my wicket-keeper pick of the game. UAE’s Ghulam Shabber also scored a fifty in the 3rd ODI so it’ll be an interesting tussle. However, Chakabva is an opener.


It has been disappointing to see UAE’s performances so far on this tour but one can only hope for better performances, what with two players scoring fifties in the 2nd ODI. Ashfaq Ahmed is someone who scored a century in the warm up game prior to this series and we’re yet to see him fire. Pick him and the experienced Shaiman Anwar. However, maintain a 7-4 fantasy team in favour of Zimbabwe.

Former captain Rohan Mustafa has scores of 10 and 0 so far but he is one of their most experienced players, with T20 franchise teams signing him around the world. He also has the ability of picking up wickets, having got 3 scalps so far this series as well. He could be selected as vice-captain as well.

ZIM vs UAE Betting

My fantasy eleven

Zimbabwe vs UAE 3rd ODI fantasy team

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