India Tour of Zimbabwe

The India Tour of Zimbabwe might not sound like a fascinating tour for Indian Cricket fans but it will certainly help us judge a few young players. The full squad for the India tour of Zimbabwe was announced on Saturday. The key takeaways are that Shikhar Dhawan will be leading the side in Zimbabwe too. Rohit Sharma and other senior players have been rested to keep them fresh, fit, and available for the Asia Cup. Washington Sundar and Deepak Chahar are two big names who will make a comeback. Here is an in-depth look: 

India Tour of Zimbabwe Full Squad: 

Player Name
Shikhar Dhawan (C)
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Shubman Gill
Deepak Hooda
Rahul Tripathi
Ishan Kishan (wk)
Sanju Samson (wk)
Washington Sundar
Shardul Thakur
Kuldeep Yadav
Axar Patel
Avesh Khan
Prasidh Krishna
Mohammed Siraj
Deepak Chahar

The tour will see India playing 3 ODI games against Zimbabwe. With the substring squad that India has picked (which shows the immense bench strength of India), it will be a competitive series. But the players that are selected are domestic giants or players who have already proven their mettle on the global stage.  

The probable Playing XI for India is as follows: 

Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj.  

India Tour of Zimbabwe 2022
The clarity on why Surya’s name is missing is yet to be given. IMG SRC: The Indian Express.

Zimbabwe is yet to announce its squad. But with the weaker Indian team, they have a good chance to clinch the series, if the players play to their fullest potential.  

India Tour of Zimbabwe Schedule: 

Date  Timing  Game Details  Venue  
18th August 2022  12:45 PM Indian Standard Time  India VS Zimbabwe 1st ODI  Harare Sports Club, Harare  
20th August 2022  12:45 PM Indian Standard Time  India VS Zimbabwe 2nd ODI  Harare Sports Club, Harare  
22nd August 2022  12:45 PM Indian Standard Time  India VS Zimbabwe 3rd ODI  Harare Sports Club, Harare 

Key Takeaways from the ODI Squad of India Tour of Zimbabwe: 

  • The name of Suryakumar Yadav is missing. Clarity has not been given whether he has been rested, injured, unavailable for selection, or been dropped. He had a string of low scores off-late. But he is a team man and has got out to situational approaches.  
  • Washington Sundar makes a comeback to the team. The option of Washington will give more balance to the team. He can easily bat number 6 or 7 for the team.  
  • Rahul Tripathi has been called back.  
  • Arshdeep Singh’s name is missing.  

To know more go to India Tour of Zimbabwe 2022: Full Schedule, Squads, Timetable, Venue, Predictions. All You Need to Know.

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