Team India visits Zimbabwe for 3 ODI and 3 T20 matches
Too much is not good for anything in the world. Now Indian cricket fans will relieved from the too much of T20 cricket since last five months as Zimbabwe is going to host India for ODI and T20 Series. Tour last for 12 days, begins with ODI match on 11th of June and ends with T20 match on 22nd June. Earlier it was supposed to have a test match followed by the ODI seriesbut it was replaced by the 3 T20 matches. 2015 was the last time young India have visited Zimbabwe, where India ended with series win in ODI and draw the t20 series.
It will be the biggest bilateral series for Zimbabwe since the departure of Brendon Taylor’s from the International cricket. Yesterday Zimbabwe broad have announced the squad for both ODI and T20 series. Hamilton Masakadza was sacked as captain and Succeeded by Graeme Cremer, who is going to lead both ODI and T20 Sides. Medium pacer Tinashe Panyangara who was good against India in the last year tour was replaced by Taurai Muzarabani because of the back injury.
ODI: Graeme Cremer (capt), Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Taurai Muzarabani, Chamu Chibhabha, Peter Moor, Elton Chigumbura, Vusi Sibanda, Tawanda Mupariwa, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Neville Madziva, Donald Tiripano, Timycen Maruma, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chisoro, Hamilton Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Craig Ervine
T20I: Graeme Cremer (capt), Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Taurai Muzarabani, Brian Chari, Peter Moor, Elton Chigumbura, Vusi Sibanda, Luke Jongwe, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Neville Madziva, Donald Tiripano, Timycen Maruma, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chisoro, Hamilton Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Malcolm Waller.
There will be major changes in the Indian team as the selectors are going to rest majority of the team. As per the sources Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane are going to be rested for Zimbabwe tour. This move will open the gates for many talented youngsters who are looking for chance to wear team India jersey. Probably Rayadu who was there in and out for long time in the team will be given chance for sure. And players who have been consistent in domestic cricket and IPL will be given a fair chance. KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mandeep Singh and Yuzvendra Chahal may be selected as their performance is good in domestic season as well in IPL too. It was nice platform for these youngsters to showcase their talent on the foreign soil.