The fourth One Day International (ODI) between India and Zimbabwe is all set to kick off after it was postponed by a day following the general elections in the African country. The match scheduled for Wednesday will be played on Thursday (1 August).
"The fourth ODI of the ongoing series between India and Zimbabwe, has been postponed by a day, on account of Elections in Zimbabwe," said a press statement from BCCI. "The match will now be played at the Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, on Thursday, 1 August 2013, instead of the original date of 31 July 2013."
Where to watch live:
The match will start at 01:30 PM IST (Thursday) and it will be broadcast live on Ten Cricket channel in India.
Overview & Preview:
India have clinched the series 3-0 after winning all the three matches played but the remaining two games will be interesting as hosts Zimbabwe will try to avoid a complete whitewash. India won the first match by six wickets, second match by 58 runs and the prevous contest by seven wickets.
Zimbabwe will enter the contest hoping that their in-form batsmen Sikandar Raza, Prosper Utseya, Elton Chigumbara, Hamilton Masakadza and Visu Sibanda put up a brave show and win at least a game in the series.
"All along we've prepared and hoped we might surprise them in one of the games. You've got to be realistic, but as long as we're competitive and do the best we can," Zimbabwe coach Andy Waller had said before the series.
India on the other hand still look strong despite resting some of the big names for the series. Skipper Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, Ambati Rayudu, Jaydev Unadkat and Amit Mishra are in good form.
The remaining two matches will be interesting and a learning experience for both the teams.