IND vs ZIM: Zimbabwe’s wicketkeeper-batter Regis Chakabva will continue to serve as captain in the forthcoming ODI series against India. While normal skipper Craig Ervine is still recovering from a left hamstring injury.
Wellington Masakadza, a left-arm spinner for Zimbabwe, will also be out against India due to a shoulder tendon injury. Zimbabwe released their 17-member squad on Thursday. Fast bowlers Blessing Muzarabani and Tendai Chatara are still out of commission. This is after they missed the T20I and ODI series against Bangladesh. The reasons being a torn thigh muscle and a broken collarbone, respectively.
Chakabva took the helm for the first time in the just finished ODI series against Bangladesh. In this series Zimbabwe won 2-1. Chakabva made his Zimbabwean debut in 2008. Additionally, he helped the hosts win the series with a game-winning 102 in the second ODI. Sikandar Raza, a senior all-rounder, was named the Man of the Series. Because of his 252 runs and five wickets in the third and final ODI against Bangladesh. Chakabva was unable to play because of a hand sprain.
The three-match series against India is set to start on August 18 in Harare. This series is a part of the ODI World Cup Super League.
IND vs ZIM squads:
Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva (capt), Tanaka Chivanga, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Innocent Kaia, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Clive Madande (wk), Wessly Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, John Masara, Tony Munyonga, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Sikandar, Raza, Milton Shumba, Donald Tiripano
KL Rahul (c) Shikhar Dhawan (vc), 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, Mohd Siraj, Deepak Chahar
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