On Saturday, July 30, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the ODI squad of the India National Cricket Team for the forthcoming three-match ODI series against the Zimbabwe National Cricket Team.
Shikhar Dhawan has once again been named as the skipper of the side in the absence of Rohit Sharma, who has been rested. Also, star medium pacer Deepak Chahar has made a comeback to the side after recovering from the severe injury that he had sustained ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
The three-match ODI series of the India tour of Zimbabwe 2022 will be played on August 18, August 20 and August 22. All the games of the series will be played at the same venue, Harare Sports Club, and the series will be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked the squad for the three-match ODI series to be played against Zimbabwe in Harare,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stated.
Almost all the first-choice players of the team have been rested for the series, including Virat Kohli, who was reportedly set to tour Zimbabwe to gain back his form. Notably, Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal have all been rested.
Meanwhile, spin-bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar has returned to the squad after recovering from an injury. Also, Sundar’s Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) teammate Rahul Tripathi has got his maiden ODI call-up for the Zimbabwe ODIs.
Left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh, who was part of India’s ODI squad for the series against England and West Indies, has surprisingly not been included in the squad.
Here’s Shikhar Dhawan-led India Squad For 3 ODIs Against Zimbabwe:
Shikhar Dhawan (Capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Deepak Chahar.
#TeamIndia for 3 ODIs against Zimbabwe: Shikhar Dhawan (Capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Deepak Chahar.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 30, 2022
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