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No Umran Malik as India Announces 15-Member Squad for T20I Series Against Zimbabwe

The BCCI Men’s Selection Committee has unveiled a robust 15-member Indian squad for the upcoming T20I series against Zimbabwe. Under the captaincy of Shubman Gill, the team is gearing up to visit Harare in early July for a five-match series, aiming to showcase their prowess in the shortest format of the game.

Squad Overview

India’s squad for the T20I series against Zimbabwe includes:

  • Shubman Gill (Captain)
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Abhishek Sharma
  • Rinku Singh
  • Sanju Samson (WK)
  • Dhruv Jurel (WK)
  • Nitish Reddy
  • Riyan Parag
  • Washington Sundar
  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Avesh Khan
  • Khaleel Ahmed
  • Mukesh Kumar
  • Tushar Deshpande

Shubman Gill, known for his exceptional batting skills and leadership qualities, will be leading a young and dynamic team. The squad features a mix of experienced players and emerging talents, indicating a strategic approach to balance aggression with stability.

Key Players to Watch

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad: Both are promising young openers with the potential to provide solid starts.
  • Rinku Singh and Sanju Samson: Middle-order batsmen capable of accelerating the innings and finishing matches.
  • Washington Sundar and Nitish Reddy: All-rounders who can contribute with both bat and ball, adding depth to the squad.
  • Avesh Khan and Khaleel Ahmed: Fast bowlers expected to spearhead the bowling attack with their pace and precision.

IND vs ZIM Schedule

All five matches of the series will be held at the iconic Harare Sports Club, providing a consistent venue that benefits both teams’ preparation and performance.

Sr. No.DateDayMatchVenueTime (Local)Time (IST)
1st T20I06-July 2024SaturdayZimbabwe vs IndiaHarare Sports Club1:00 PM4:30 PM IST
2nd T20I07-July 2024SundayZimbabwe vs IndiaHarare Sports Club1:00 PM4:30 PM IST
3rd T20I10-July 2024WednesdayZimbabwe vs IndiaHarare Sports Club1:00 PM4:30 PM IST
4th T20I13-July 2024SaturdayZimbabwe vs IndiaHarare Sports Club1:00 PM4:30 PM IST
5th T20I14-July 2024SundayZimbabwe vs IndiaHarare Sports Club1:00 PM4:30 PM IST

Expectations and Objectives

India’s tour of Zimbabwe presents an excellent opportunity for the team to fine-tune their strategies and give valuable exposure to young talents. With the T20 World Cup on the horizon, this series will serve as a crucial platform for players to cement their places in the national squad.

Zimbabwe’s Perspective

For the hosts, Zimbabwe, this series is a significant event as they look to test themselves against one of the strongest cricketing nations. Playing at home, they will aim to leverage local conditions and crowd support to challenge the Indian side.

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