New Delhi. The BCCI has announced Team India for the Zimbabwe tour. The team has to play 3 ODIs on the tour. KL Rahul is still not fully fit and he has not got a place in the team once again. Senior players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested. Injured fast bowler Deepak Chahar in IPL 2022 is ready to return after recovering from injury. At the same time, Rahul Tripathi has got a place in Team India for the first time. Shikhar Dhawan has been made the captain again for the tour. Under the captaincy of Dhawan, the team won the ODI series 3-0 in the West Indies recently. The matches of the ODI series are to be played on 18, 20 and 22 August.
Talking about the ODI series against West Indies, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Arshdeep Singh and Yuzvendra Chahal have not got a place in the ODI team. Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Yadav have been included in their place. Next year is the ODI World Cup in India. Due to this, more and more players are being given opportunities. Sundar was playing county cricket in England while recovering from injury.
Kohli didn’t even go to West Indies
Team India is currently on West Indies tour. Senior players were rested from the ODI series. But many senior players including captain Rohit Sharma are playing the 5-match T20 series. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, is not a part of both the ODI and T20 series. In such a situation, now he is expected to make a comeback from the Asia Cup to be held in UAE.
team for tour
Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Rituraj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Pranand Krishna, Mohammad Siraj and Deepak Chahar.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 30, 2022, 22:13 IST