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India To Visit Zimbabwe For A 3-match ODI Series
By CricShots - Jul 21, 2022 11:56 am
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Team India will be traveling to Zimbabwe for the first time after a huge gap of six years for a three-match ODI series, next month. Confirming the same, Zimbabwe Cricket said India will be playing three ODIs will be played on August 18, 20, and 22 in Harare. KL Rahul is expected to lead the Indian side.

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Mohammed Shami bowled a brilliant delivery

The series is part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, a 13-team competition serving as the main route for direct qualification for the 50-over World Cup to be staged in India next year. Zimbabwe is currently placed 12th in the 13-team pool, with just three wins in 15 games.

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The last time the ‘Men in Blue’ were in Zimbabwe was when a Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side played three ODIs and three T20Is in June-July 2016. India recently finished their tour of England with series victories in both the T20I and ODI series.

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A young Indian team, under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan, will next play a three-match ODI series against West Indies followed by five T20Is that finish on August 7. Before the series against India, Zimbabwe will host Bangladesh for three T20s from July 30. They will tour Australia ahead of the marquee event for three ODIs from August 28.

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According to the latest reports of InsideSport, it claims that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is expected to rest all the senior players for the series against Zimbabwe, while either Shikhar Dhawan will continue as the skipper or KL Rahul can come to lead the team as well. However, the fact that the Zimbabwe series is immediately followed by the Asia Cup 2022 has raised fresh concerns about the selection.

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