INDIA TOUR OF ZIMBABWE: A STARTER BEFORE THE MAIN COURSE.
Before the beginning of the Asia Cup 2022, Indian Cricket Team is all set for a Tour of Zimbabwe. India and Zimbabwe are scheduled to play three One Day International (ODI) series. The series is planned to start from 18-August-2022 when Indian and Zimbabwe will play their first of three ODI matches. The remaining two matches will be played on 20 and 22 August 2022 respectively. The venue for all three ODI matches is Harare Sports Club. The Indian Team will be lead by skipper K.L Rahul.
K.L Rahul celebrating after a match.
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A NEW TEAM LOOKING FOR A NEW START
Team India left for Zimbabwe on Saturday, 13 August 2022. The official twitter handle of BCCI shared the pictures if team boarded on plane. (To see the team in all smiles, visit twitter:- https://twitter.com/BCCI/status/1558225931361087492?s=20&t=nfG1P6GGWhIGDVBK4Fg_iw)
Earlier, it was announced that the Shikhar Dahwan will be captaining the Indian Team on this tour of Zimbabwe. But later on the officials announced that K.L Rahul will be taking over the captaincy when he joined the squad on August, 11 2022. Rahul Dravid, the coach of Indian Cricket Team has also been given a break. VVS Laxman, another experienced former Indian cricketer will be coaching the team during this tour.
With a new captain and a new coach, the team looks for a new beginning as the Asia Cup 2022 awaits them later this month. To know about Asia Cup, visit-
Asia Cup 2022: All set to woo
INDvsZIM: A CRUCIAL BATTLE FOR BOTH THE TEAMS
This three ODI match series is crucial for both India and Zimbabwe. India would be looking forward to establish their form, and try new combinations in the team as the big tournament of Asia Cup 2022 awaits them later in August. According to experts, the competition would be easier for India when it comes to Zimbabwe as the latter team struggles with its performance. Hence, it is a good opportunity for Indian team to experiment with new players and configuration which would help them in Asia Cup 2022.
For Zimbabwe this ODI series is equally important. If they managed to win the series, then they would secure a place in the top eight teams which are going to participate in the ODI world cup going to happen in India next year. India being the host, and also because of it has already qualified for the ODI world cup.
Flags of India and Zimbabwe posited against each other.
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INDIAN SQUAD FOR THE SERIES:-
The Indian team will play this series of three ODI matches under the captaincy of K.L Rahul who is making a comeback after facing couple of injuries. Shikhar Dhawan will be the vice-captain of the team. Kuldeep Yadav, the magical spinner, who got injured in a game against West Indies, is also a part of the team. The rest of the players which form the team are:- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicket keeper), Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Avesh Khan,and Prasidh Krishna.
SCHEDULE OF THE SERIES:-
|18-AUGUST-2022||ZIMBABWE vs INDIA, 1ST ODI||HARARE SPORTS CLUB, HARARE||12:45 PM|
|20-AUGUST-2022||ZIMBABWE vs INDIA 2ND ODI||HARARE SPORTS CLUB, HARARE||12:45 PM|
|22-AUGUST-2022||ZIMBABWE vs INDIA 3RD ODI||HARARE SPORTS CLUB, HARARE||12:45 PM|
WHERE TO WATCH THE LIVE ACTION:-
Viewers can catch the live action of the series on Sony Sports Network. Moreover, the matches shall be also be streamed on Sony Liv App, for which the viewers need a subscription to access. The series will be telecasted on DD Doordarshan Sports channel which is available for free.
This is all about the India tour of Zimbabwe which will began on 18-August-2022. Don’t forget to watch the live action.
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