India’s Predicted Playing XI Against Zimbabwe, 1st ODI

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India take on Zimbabwe in a three-match ODI series starting with the first match in Harare on August 18. The second ODI will be played on August 18 while the third on August 22. All the matches will be played in Harare.

The side will be led by KL Rahul who has made a comeback to the side. Shikhar Dhawan who was named the skipper of the side after the initial squad was announced now will serve as Rahul’s deputy. The senior players of the side including skipper Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli amongst others have been rested for the tour. They will come back into the side for the Asia Cup 2022.

KL Rahul-Shikhar Dhawan
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India defeated West Indies in an ODI and T20I leading up to this series. They won the ODI series 3-0 and the T20I series 4-1. India and Zimbabwe have played 63 games with each other. India has won 51 games while Zimbabwe has won 10 matches. 2 matches ended in a tie. India last played an ODI series against Zimbabwe in 2016. Meanwhile, in this article, we take a look at India’s predicted playing XI for the first ODI against Zimbabwe.

IND vs ZIM: India’s Predicted Playing XI Against Zimbabwe, 1st ODI

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo: Twitter)

Dhawan has been the regular opener in ODIs in recent times. With Rohit Sharma rested, Shubman Gill is expected to open the batting alongside him. Shikhar getting runs at the top is key for India.

Also Read: ZIM vs IND: Match Preview – India Tour of Zimbabwe 2022, 1st ODI

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