Australia will take on Zimbabwe in the first ODI of the 3-match series on Sunday, August 28. The match will be played at Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville. The bilateral series is Zimbabwe's first in Australia. Overall, the African nation has featured in 11 ODI matches in Australia till date. The two sides have played 30 ODI matches against each other till date. Australia have won 27, while Zimbabwe have won two. The last ODI match between them was held in 2014. Interestingly, Zimbabwe won that match by three wickets. Australia have named a strong 14-member squad under the leadership of Aaron Finch. The likes of Steve Smith, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc will be seen in action. A 15-member squad led by Regis Chakabva has arrived Down Under. Eyes will be on Sikandar Raza who has scored three hundreds in his last six outings in the format. As we gear up for the first 1st ODI, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the AUS vs ZIM 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
Sikandar Raza, Glenn Maxwell and David Warner are my top three player betting tips for the AUS vs ZIM head-to-head encounter. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Sikandar Raza has been in some form in the last few months. He single-handedly helped his team register a 2-1 ODI series win against Zimbabwe, hitting unbeaten hundreds in the first two ODIs in August. In the following three match ODI series against India, Raza scored 12 and 16 in the first two ODIs before smashing 115 off 95 to bring his team within touching distance of the 290 run target set by India. The innings was applauded by everyone including the Indian players who walked up to him to applaud his effort.
In 2022, he played 12 ODI matches and scored 615 runs at an average of 61.50 and strike rate of 93.18. Apart from the three hundreds. he has also hit two fifties against the likes of Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. The 36-year-old hasn't played only two ODI matches against Australia, scoring 55 runs at an average of 27.50. In Australia, he has an ODI batting average of 15.33 in three matches. Overall, he has scored 3636 runs at an average of 37.38 in 115 innings. The Pakistan-born cricketer has also done well in T20I cricket this year. He has scored 516 runs in 15 innings at an average of 39.69. Scoring won't be easy in Australian conditions and against the likes of Starc, Josh Hazlewood Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa, but considering Zampa's form we are backing Raza to score over 33 runs in the match. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Sikandar Raza to score over 33.5 runs from the AUS vs ZIM head-to-head encounter.
Glenn Maxwell was exhibiting tremendous form in ongoing The Hundred 2022 before he had to return back to the country to fulfil his international commitments. In the four innings which Maxwell played for London Spirit, he scored 18, 21, 34 and 43*. Prior to that, he was in Sri Lanka where he scored 80 unbeaten runs off just 51 balls to help his team gun down a 282-run total in just 42.3 overs in the first ODI. Notably, Australia were earlier chasing a 301-run target but after rain disruption, the visitors were asked to chase 282 in 44 overs. Australia were five down for 189 in 30 overs at one stage.
In 2022, he played five ODIs and scored 160 runs at an average of 40 and strike rate of 140.35. The 33-year-old has played two ODI matches against Zimbabwe and scored 106 runs at an average of 53 and strike rate of 168.25. In Australia, the right-hand batter has scored 1391 runs in 42 innings at an average of 39.74. Overall, he has played in 121 matches and scored 3390 runs at an average of 34.59. He has two hundreds and 23 fifties to his name in the format. In-from Maxwell should not find it difficult to score over 38 runs against a very average Zimbabwe bowling unit. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Glenn Maxwell to score over 38.5 runs from the AUS vs ZIM head-to-head encounter.
David Warner has played a total of 133 ODIs and scored 5610 runs at an average of 44.88 and strike rate of 95.14. He has 18 hundreds and 24 fifties to his name in the format. In Australia, Warner's ODI batting average goes up to 46.71. The 35-year-old has scores of 10, 99, 9, 37, 0, 83 and 69 in his last seven ODI outings. In 2022, Warner played five ODIs and scored 155 runs at an average of 31.
Interestingly, the senior Australia batter hasn't played a single ODI match against Zimbabwe till date. Also, Warner hasn't played any form of cricket since July and he would be raring to get in the middle and score some high runs to get in the groove before the all-important T20 World Cup 2022. Notably, Warner was named the Player of the Series in the 2021 edition. Australia is also scheduled to visit India in September. Warner would definitely look to settle in for a big score against Zimbabwe on Sunday. The average bowling unit of the visitors is expected to provide the southpaw with a perfect warm-up scenario. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for David Warner to score over 42.5 runs from the AUS vs ZIM head-to-head encounter.
Sikandar Raza to score over 33.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Glenn Maxwell to score over 38.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)
David Warner to score over 42.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)