India Best Playing 11 For Zimbabwe T20I Series

India Best Playing 11 For Zimbabwe T20I Series

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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, Yashashvi Jaiswal) 

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. Jaiswal, who travelled with India to USA and West Indies during the recently concluded T20 World Cup, is the frontrunner to open the innings for India alongside Gill.  

Middle order (Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube) 

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. Sanju Samson is the most senior player in the entire squad and will likely to play on his merit.  

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 with both hands. Shivam Dube, who played a crucial knock in the final of T20 World cup, is a perfect fit to come at 6 or early as per the situation of the game.

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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 (Avesh Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar)  

Alongside spinner Washinton Sundar, 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, Yashashvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson (wk), Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar Avesh Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar 

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India tour of Zimbabwe 2024 schedule  

 

Date Match Venue Time (IST)
6 July 1st T20I Harare Sports Club 16:30
7 July 2nd T20I Harare Sports Club 16:30
10 July 3rd T20I Harare Sports Club 21:30
13 July 4th T20I Harare Sports Club 16:30
14 July 5th T20I Harare Sports Club 16:30

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