Zimbabwe have not defeated India in an ODI match since March 2002, as the latter have gone on to win all the 12 encounters since. It will be interesting to see if Zimbabwe end this series on a high by putting up a fight against an inexperienced Indian side.
Meanwhile, if India manage to sweep the series 3-0, then it will be the first ever whitewash in an ODI series under the captaincy of MS Dhoni and that too, away from home.
This will be India's third successive series clean-sweep after 2013 and 2015 in Zimbabwe.
The series is already in India's pocket and Dhoni had hinted at making some changes to the playing XI and probably shuffling the top six for the third and final ODI. He would want to provide the youngsters with an opportunity to prove their mettle.
India batsmen have had it easy so far, as they have had to chase 169 and 127 in the first two ODIs. The middle-order have not got a chance to bat in this series, as the top order has done the job for India.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe have a number of injury concerns to deal with. Craig Ervine and Sean Williams are injured and it is not sure whether they will be able for selection on Wednesday. In case if both players are unavailable for the third and final ODI, then Timycen Maruma might make his way into the playing XI.
Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer will have to boost his boys so that they end this series with a fight.
The host will have to be more careful while they are batting as it has not clicked at all. They should not be throwing away wickets as they have done in this series so far in order to put up a better show in the final ODI.
The conditions are likely to remain the same and Dhoni will have no doubt before asking Zimbabwe to bat first if at all he wins the toss. The ball is surely going to swing in the morning and bowlers from both sides will want to make use of that, depending on the result of the toss.
However, even if Dhoni makes a number of changes to his side for the final ODI, India are expected to sweep the series comfortably.
Where to Watch Live
India vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI is scheduled for a 12.30 p.m. IST (9 a.m. local time, 8 a.m. BST, 3 a.m. ET) start. Below is the live streaming and TV information.
India: TV: Ten 3 and Ten 1 HD. Live Streaming: Ten Sports Live.
USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Online.