Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo Stadium, Pitch Report: Batting And Bowling Zimbabwe vs West Indies, 1st Test Preview (4/1/23): Prediction ZIM vs WI, 1st Test, West Indies tour of Zimbabwe, 2023 – Live Cricket Score

Beginning on Saturday, February 4, West Indies (WI) and Zimbabwe (ZIM) will play their first match at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. Here is everything you need to know about the Dream11 prediction for ZIM vs. WI before the game. Zimbabwe and West Indies will battle in the first Test with a lot to prove.

The young Windies, led by Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Alzarri Joseph, are in a transition phase. Zimbabwe, the hosts, are a force to be reckoned with, particularly in their own environment, despite the fact that West Indies will begin as the favorites.

Zimbabwe has a good mix of youth and experience, and the inclusion of Gary Ballance adds firepower to the batting unit, despite the absence of some significant players like Sikandar Raza and Blessing Muzarabani. A cracker of a game awaits in Bulawayo, with both teams looking for a big win.

Match Details

  • ZIM vs WI, 1st Test
  • Date and Time: 4th February 2023, 1:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

Dream11 match top picks

Top Wicketkeeper Pick

In recent years, Joshua da Silva has been an excellent addition to the Windies team, scoring 720 runs in 18 matches. He has scored four or more points with handy knocks in the lower middle order. Da Silva is a top pick for your ZIM vs. WI Dream11 prediction team because he also scored a hundred in the practice match.

Top Batter Pick

Gary Ballance, who has played international cricket before, is set to make his Test debut for Zimbabwe. He has scored nearly 1500 runs at an average of 37.45 in 23 England Tests. Your ZIM vs. WI Dream11 prediction team should go with Ballance because he has shown good form in white-ball formats against Ireland.

Top All-rounder Pick

With 828 runs and 27 bowling wickets, Kyle Mayers is one of the best all-rounders in the Test game. He has performed admirably for the Windies, perfectly filling in for the extra pacer on occasion. In your ZIM vs. WI Dream11 prediction team, Mayers is a must-have because he was also in decent form in SA20 prior to the series.

Top Bowler Pick

Richard Ngarava is a skilled bowler who has taken 70 wickets in 24 first-class matches and has a strike rate of 47.00. Ngarava is effective with both the new and old ball, despite his struggles thus far in his Test career. Ngarava is a good choice for your ZIM vs. WI Dream11 prediction team because of the conditions available.

match captain and vice-captain choices

Craig Ervine is a veteran campaigner who has scored 1208 runs at an average of 35.53 in 18 Test matches. He has scored some crucial runs against Ireland and has been in decent form heading into the series. Your ZIM vs. WI Dream11 prediction team could use Ervine as captain or vice-captain because he is likely to bat first for Zimbabwe.

With an average of 36.28 for 67 Test wickets, Alzarri Joseph is a talented bowler. Joseph possesses all of the skills necessary to succeed in this format, despite the fact that he has not played the ball consistently throughout his Test career. In your ZIM vs. WI Dream11 prediction team, Joseph is a great captain’s pick because his style of bowling is likely to challenge a slightly inexperienced Zimbabwe batting unit.

5 Must-picks with player stats for Dream11 Prediction Team

PlayerPlayer Stats
Kraigg Brathwaite5089 runs in 81 Tests
Alzarri Joseph67 wickets in 24 Tests
Kyle Mayers828 runs, 27 wickets in 14 Tests
Gary Ballance1498 runs in 23 Tests
Richard Ngarava5 wickets in 3 Tests

match expert tips

Gudakesh Motie is capped across all formats and is a great spin bowling prospect for the Windies. Motie has a first-class bowling average of 21.52 despite only playing one Test without much success. Motie is a great differential pick for your ZIM vs. WI Dream11 prediction team because he is the only spin option.

Probable XIs


  • Innoccent Kaia
  • Chamu Chibhabha
  • Craig Ervine (C)
  • Gary Ballance
  • Milton Shumba
  • Joylord Gumbie/Tanurwa Makoni
  • Donald Tiripano
  • Victory Nyauchi
  • Richards Ngarava
  • Wellington Masakadza
  • Brad Evans

West Indies

  • Kraigg Brathwaite (c)
  • Tagenarine Chanderpaul
  • Nkrumah Bonner
  • Roston Chase
  • Kyle Mayers
  • Jason Holder
  • Joshua da Silva
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Shannon Gabriel
  • Kemar Roach
  • Jomel Warrican

Pitch Report

Bulawayo’s pitch is usually good for batting. But it is expected that the track will get worse as the game goes on. After winning the toss, the best course of action should be to bat first.

Weather Forecast

On Day 1 of the Test, there is a possibility of heavy rain, which could cause delays. On the remaining days of the game, the heavens might also open. The temperature will hover around 25 degrees Celsius.

Where to watch

Live Streaming: Fancode

Follow Us