Indian National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)
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The IND vs ZIM series starts on August 18 with the first ODI series in Harare. The series will consist of three matches with the first ODI on August 18, the second on August 20 and the third on August 22. All the matches will be played in Harare. Several regular Indian players have been rested including Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja to name a few.

KL Rahul is missing from the series as he has not yet recovered from his covid scare. The series ends five days prior to the start of the Asia Cup 2022. India start their campaign on August 28 against Pakistan.

In head-to-head encounters in ODIs, 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.

India Tour of Zimbabwe 2022 Squads, Schedule, Venues, Dates, Time, Live Telecast and Live Streaming Details
India vs Zimbabwe (Image Credits: Twitter)

Many players from the ongoing West Indies Tour have been included in the ODI squad named for the series, Dhawan has been elected as the captain. Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, and Ishan Kishan are some of the players included in the squad.

Indian ODI team celebrate series win vs West Indies. (Photo: Twitter)

The series presents yet another opportunity for the fringe players to make a case for themselves. Meanwhile, in this article, we take a look at three players who might consider retiring from the format after the series.

IND vs ZIM: 3 Indian Players Who Might Retire From ODIs After The Zimbabwe Series

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credits: Twiiter)
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credits: Twiiter)

Dhawan has played over 150 ODIs for India and scored nearly 6500 runs in the format. He has been the chief scorer for India in the last decade in ODI cricket after Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Dhawan is 36 and might fancy retiring from the game after the ODI series against Zimbabwe. He would like to finish on a high if he eventually does that.

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.