Match Preview – India Tour of Zimbabwe 2022, 1st ODI

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India take on Zimbabwe for a three-match ODI series before playing the Asia Cup later this month. All the matches will be played in Harare. The first ODI will be played on August 18, the second on August 20 and the third on August 22. The series followed by the Asia Cup will be ideal preparation for the T20 World Cup later this year. 

India played a white-ball series against West Indies leading up to this series. They won the ODI series 3-0 and the T20I series 2-1. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, played an ODI and T20I series against Bangladesh. They won both the series by a 2-1 margin. 

India Tour of Zimbabwe 2022 Schedule, Squad, T20, Broadcast Channel, Date, Time, Match List, Players List, Live Telecast and Live Streaming Details In India
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In head-to-head encounters, India and Zimbabwe have played 63 ODIs with each other. Out of these, India has won 51 ODIs while Zimbabwe has won 10 games. While playing in Zimbabwe, India has won 19 games and lost 4 matches out of 23.

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

India 

IND vs SA ODI
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India will be led by KL Rahul who made a return to the side after missing out on all forms of cricket since the Test series against South Africa earlier this year. Shikhar Dhawan was named the captain of the side initially but then Rahul replaced him. The southpaw will be the vice-captain of the side.

Yet again, the senior players have been rested. There were talks of Virat Kohli playing this series to regain some form ahead of the big tournaments but eventually, he was rested alongside Rohit Sharma and the other senior players. Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, and Suryakumar Yadav among others are also rested for the series. 

India Squad 

KL Rahul (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Shahbaz Ahmed

Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe. (Photo: Twitter)

The side has played some entertaining cricket against Bangladesh leading up to this series. Sikandar Raza starred with the bat as the hosts defeated Bangladesh by 2-1 margins in the T20I and ODI series. Zimbabwe will be without Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara, Wellington Masakadza and regular captain Craig Ervine when they take on India at home in a three-match ODI series.

Zimbabwe Squad 

 Regis Chakabva (captain), Ryan Burl, Tanaka Chivanga, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Innocent Kaia, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Clive Madande, Wessly Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, John Masara, Tony Munyonga, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Donald Tiripano

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