India vs Zimbabwe 2016: India's predicted playing XI
After a long T20 season, the cricket fans in India will be relieved from the overdose of T20s as the Indian cricket team is set to play 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is against Zimbabwe later this month. With the West Indies tour set to take place in July, the selectors decided to pick a team that consists of fringe players and rookies.
Though ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be a part of the series, usual suspects, including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane are rested for the series. In their place, the selectors have rewarded the consistent performers a chance to showcase their skills at the highest level.
Players like KL Rahul, Axar Patel, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey Dhawal Kulkarni and Kedar Jadhav are in and out of the Indian side and this series gives them a perfect opportunity to prove themselves and push for a permanent squad in the Indian squad.
Indian squad to face Zimbabwe in 3 ODIs and 3 T20s: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), KL Rahul, Faiz Fazal, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Ambati Rayudu, Rishi Dhawan, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Barinder Sran, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Who will be the part of the Indian playing XI in Zimbabwe? Let us take a look at the Indian cricket team’s possible playing XI for the ODI and T20 series in Zimbabwe.