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5 players to look out for in India vs Zimbabwe series

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India toured Zimbabwe last year for 3 ODIs and 2 T20Is

India will be touring Zimbabwe to play 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is starting from June 11. Selectors were considerate enough to rest some of the senior and prominent players and give youngsters a chance to represent the country with 5 players expected to make their debut. However, the squad consists of many other talented youngsters for whom series will provide a golden opportunity to etch their names in the minds of the selectors for future tours. Here are 5 players to look out for during the series:

#1 Mandeep Singh

Mandeep Singh
Mandeep Singh has become a recognisable face with his exploits in the IPL

Mandeep Singh is being looked as a prominent and talented batsmen who can be a future middle order star batsman for team India. Born in Jalandhar, Punjab, Mandeep Singh represents Punjab in the domestic circuit. He has been performing brilliantly with the bat in the recent times and boasts of a staggering record.

In the 57 first class matches that he has played, he has amassed 3699 runs at an average of 43.51 which includes 10 centuries. He even has a great List A record where has scored 2176 runs from 69 matches at an average of 38.85.

He was the leading run scorer in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare trophy where he scored 394 runs from 7 matches including 2 centuries. In addition to this, Mandeep has been performing well in the IPL circuit too, thanks to his fearless batting and fierce stroke play. The Zimbabwe series is a wonderful opportunity for the youngster to make his mark in international Cricket.

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