After winning both the T20I and ODI series in England, India is currently busy playing in West Indies. Top players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma got rested from the ODI series in the West indies. Hence, Shikhar Dhawan led them to a 3-0 victory in that series. However, maximum players returned to the setup for the five-match T20I series. Now, India is leading that series by 2-1, with two more matches to go.
On the other hand, Zimbabwe is busy playing a home series against Bangladesh. They also defeated the visitors by 2-1 in the three-match T20I series. Now, they will be in action against them from 5 August for three ODI matches. After that, India will visit Zimbabwe after six years to play three ODIs from 18 August to 22 August 2022.
Shikhar Dhawan will lead India during the three-match ODI series in Zimbabwe
Speaking of the series, Indian selectors have given rest to senior players. Hence, Shikhar Dhawan will lead again. Both KL Rahul and Virat Kohli were expected to be added. But, Kohli decided to take more rest while KL Rahul needed more time to get recover from Covid-19.
However, this series can be a good test for some young players ahead of the mega events like the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup. This series will help the Indian Team management to look at the bench strength ahead of the major tournaments later this year.
Total – 63, India- 51, Zimbabwe – 10, Tied – 2
Total – 23, India – 19, Zimbabwe – 4
Squads for the Both Teams
Shikhar Dhawan (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Chahar
Yet to be Announced
Full Series Schedule
1st ODI – Harare Sports Club, Harare (18 August, Thursday)
2nd ODI – Harare Sports Club, Harare (20 August, Saturday)
3rd ODI – Harare Sports Club, Harare (22 August, Monday)
Where to watch this series
Fans can watch on the Sony Sports network. While live streaming will be available on the Sony Liv app and website.