KL Rahul-led Team India will face Zimbabwe in a three-match ODI series, starting on Thursday. Left-handed batter Shikhar Dhawan will act as Rahul’s vice-captain and it will be interesting to see how the team plays against the home team. Initially, Dhawan was appointed captain of the Indian youth team, but once Rahul was deemed fit, he was selected as captain. Two days before the start of the series, Dhawan spoke at a press conference where he talked about the team’s preparation and brought Rahul back to the team.
On Tuesday, it was announced that Shahbaz Ahmed has replaced “wounded” Washington Sundar for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe, starting August 18 in Harare. Sundar injured his shoulder while playing a County game in England and he was therefore disqualified.
“It’s very good news that KL Rahul is back and leading the team. He is one of the main players of the team, the Asian Cup is coming, so it is very good for him and I hope he will. gained a lot from this tour. It’s sad that Washington Sundar has been left out of this tour. It’s part and all, injuries happen, hope he recovers soon,” Dhawan said. .
“I guess, when the Zimbabwean players start to win, their players will be noticed and the players will also be exposed. We will have a plan for every player. I want to play well. and score points for the team. I’ll keep a positive mindset, it’s a good opportunity for me,” he added.
Talking about Zimbabwe’s Sikandar RazaDhawan said: “Sikandar is a very good player, he has played for Zimbabwe for a long time. He is a quality player, I am sure the players will come up with good plans for him. . They will have meetings with their players.” “
“It’s good for world cricket when we play against Zimbabwe, it’s good for us and them. It’s good for them to play against a quality team. We have young lads here, it’s an opportunity. let us try. young lads. It’s a good exposure for both teams and this is how Zimbabwe will also get better when they play against quality teams,” he added.
Speaking of ODI, Dhawan said: “It’s a beautiful format. It’s a balanced format where you should know when to attack and when to defend. It’s not a rush format, It’s about understanding when to attack and when to defend, for both batter and pitcher. I really enjoy playing this format.”
India’s 3rd ODI Team: KL Rahul (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan (Vice Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwadi, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (cricket goalkeeper), Sanju Samson (cricket goalkeeper), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh KrishnaMohd Siraj, Deepak ChaharShahbaz Ahmed.
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