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India’s best playing 11 for Zimbabwe T20I series

India Best Playing 11 For Zimbabwe T20I Series

India Best Playing 11 For Zimbabwe T20I Series: After a thrilling T20 World Cup win a couple days ago in Barbados, team India is now ready to tour Zimbabwe for the 5-match with a young side, starting July 6.  

Star players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja announced their retirement from T20 Internationals. While some of the senior players like Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Axar Patel rested for the series due to workload management.  

In the absence of seniors, talented youngster Shubman Gill will lead the side. While the entire squad consists of mostly young players. Let’s take a look at India’s best playing 11 for Zimbabwe.

India Best Playing 11 For Zimbabwe T20I Series
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Opening pair (Shubman Gill, Abhishek Sharma) 

Shubman Gill has been given the oppourtunity to lead the Indian side for the first time. Gill is already an established opening batter at the international arena. It will be interesting to see how Gill plays under captaincy pressure.

Abhishek Sharma, who played unbelievable cricket in IPL 2024, got the chance to represent India, and it will be a big oppourtunity for the hard-hitting opening batter to make this place his own, as the selectors are looking for a permanent player at this position after Rohit Sharma’s retirement.

Middle order (Ruturaj Gaikwad, Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel) 

Gaikwad needs no introduction, and he will be a perfect option to come at number 3 and play a similar role, which Virat Kohli used to play for India. 

Riyan Parag has received maiden India call-up due to his excellent run in IPL 2024. As the team is seeking a player for a long run at this spot, Parag will need to grab this opportunity. 

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Finishers (Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar)  

Rinku Singh is the proven finisher and has an exciting record in T20Is. Singh has an average of 89 after playing 15 T-20 matches for India at a strike rate of 176.23. There is no better option than Rinku to play the finisher role. While Washington Sundar’s batting expertise also added some weightage in India’s batting order.  

Lower order (Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar)  

Alongside spinner Ravi Bishnoi, three fast bowlers with some experience of playing international cricket Avesh Khan, Khaleel Ahmed and Mukesh Kumar are the best trio fast bowling options can be seen in India’s playing 11.   

India’s best playing 11 for Zimbabwe series  

Shubman Gill, Abhishek Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Riyan Parag,  Rinku Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Washington Sundar, Avesh Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar 

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India tour of Zimbabwe 2024 schedule  

 

DateMatchVenueTime (IST)
6 July1st T20IHarare Sports Club16:30
7 July2nd T20IHarare Sports Club16:30
10 July3rd T20IHarare Sports Club21:30
13 July4th T20IHarare Sports Club16:30
14 July5th T20IHarare Sports Club16:30

Vineet Vashisht
Vineet Vashisht
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