India men’s cricket team leaves for Zimbabwe ahead of 3-match ODI series

The India men’s cricket team, led by opener KL Rahul, left for Zimbabwe on Saturday morning ahead of the three-match ODI series, ranging from August 18, adopted by two extra matches on August 20 and 22 on the Harare Sports Club.

The social Media accounts of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed photos of Prasidh Krishna, Deepak Chahar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rahul Tripathi within the flight.

NCA head VVS Laxman was additionally noticed, suggesting that he could possibly be the pinnacle coach for the ODI series in opposition to Zimbabwe.

When the Indian team was in England for the rescheduled fifth Test in Edgbaston, Laxman was with the T20I squad as the pinnacle coach in Ireland and was current for the primary T20I at Southampton as properly.

India enter the series after defeating West Indies 3-0 in Trinidad in July. Zimbabwe, then again, are on a excessive after a formidable 2-1 series win over Bangladesh at residence, coming after one other 2-1 series win over them in T20Is.

The series is a component of the ICC World Cup Super League and massively necessary for Zimbabwe to be able to end within the prime eight of the desk. If that occurs, Zimbabwe shall be eligible for direct qualification to the ODI World Cup in India subsequent 12 months. India have robotically certified for the mega occasion by advantage of being the hosts.

India shall be captained by Rahul, who was added to the squad on August 11. He will take up management duties in place of Shikhar Dhawan, who was earlier named as captain and can now be Rahul’s deputy.

Rahul has been out of aggressive cricket since that includes within the IPL 2022 Eliminator on May 25 in Kolkata. His team, debutants Lucknow Super Giants, misplaced to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 14 runs at Eden Gardens.

Rahul was then named as captain for the five-match T20I series at residence in opposition to South Africa in June. But a groin harm on the eve of the primary match in New Delhi dominated him out of the series. The sports activities hernia surgical procedure in Germany meant that Rahul was dominated out of England and Ireland excursions too.

He was set to return throughout India’s T20I series in opposition to West Indies, however a optimistic Covid-19 take a look at ahead of the tour meant he wasn’t included in journey to the Caribbean. But with T20 World Cup in Australia coming shut, Rahul is now absolutely match to be again in motion for India in ODIs in opposition to Zimbabwe, adopted by Asia Cup within the UAE ranging from August 27.

The ODIs in opposition to Zimbabwe additionally marks Chahar’s comeback to the Indian team after practically six months. Chahar had sustained a proper quadriceps harm whereas turning out for India within the closing T20I in opposition to West Indies at Kolkata and was dominated out of the following T20I series in opposition to Sri Lanka.

While on the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for additional administration and restoration from the harm, Chahar picked a again harm which dominated him out of enjoying IPL 2022 for Chennai Super Kings. Rahul Tripathi has obtained a maiden ODI call-up after being half of India’s T20I squad for the Ireland tour.

Kuldeep Yadav can be within the squad after recovering from a proper hand harm and performed within the fifth T20I in opposition to the the West Indies.

India’s squad for 3 ODIs: KL Rahul (Captain) Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Chahar.–IANS


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