India will face Zimbabwe for the 3-match ODI series from 18th August 2022 to 22nd August 2022, just before the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 tournament. A few days after the official squad announcement, KL Rahul who did not play a single game for the national team due to injuries and illness is once again back in the action for the Zimbabwe tour. KL will also be leading the side in the absence of the Indian cricket team’s full-time skipper Rohit Sharma.
Many from the current generation of fans underestimate Zimbabwe and assume them as minnows but they have no idea that Zimbabwe has already beaten India a few times near the 2000s.
Let’s have a look at some of the ODI stats and records of India vs Zimbabwe encounters so far before the series.
1) IND vs ZIM, Head-to-Head
India and Zimbabwe have played 63 ODI matches so far, out of which India has won 51 and Zimbabwe 10, and the rest of the 2 games resulted in a tie.
If we look from the bilateral series point of view, both the teams have played 9 bilateral series with each other and out of which, India has won 8 and Zimbabwe has won only 1 ODI series so far.
2) IND vs ZIM, Batting Records
Highest total: 333/6
Highest total, Zimbabwe: 289/4
Most runs: Sachin Tendulkar: 1377
Most runs, Zimbabwe: Andrew Flower: 1298
Highest score: Kapil Dev: 175
Highest score, Zimbabwe: Andrew Flower: 145
Most 100s: Sachin Tendulkar: 5
Most 6s: Sourav Ganguly: 27
Most 6s, Zimbabwe: Alistrier Campbell: 10
Highest partnership: M Azharuddin / A Jadeja: 275
Highest partnership, Zimbabwe: Stuart Carlisle / Shaun Ervine: 202
3) IND vs ZIM, Bowling Records
Most wickets: Ajit Agarkar: 45
Most wickets: Zimbabwe: Heath Streak: 39
Best bowling: Amit Mishra: 6/48
Best bowling, Zimbabwe: Heath Streak: 5/32