3 Things India need to do right to win the second IND vs ZIM clash

IND vs ZIM: The first T20I between India and Zimbabwe didn’t go well for the Men in Blue. Just a week ago, India were crowned the World T20 Champions, and on Saturday, they lost to Zimbabwe, who couldn’t qualify for the tournament. Though it was India’s second-string team, India still have a lot of talented youngsters in the squad.

The second IND vs ZIM clash is all set to take place on Sunday afternoon at Harare Sports Club. Zimbabwe have a 1-0 lead, and a win in the first game would boost their confidence. Hence, India need to be clinical in both departments to level the series. Here we will talk about three things that India need to do to win the second IND vs ZIM clash.

IND vs ZIM: Three Things India need to do to win second T20I

1. Go hard in powerplay

The simple mantra Rohit Sharma brought to T20Is was to go hard in the powerplay, which is why India lifted the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. But we saw in the first IND vs ZIM game that the youngsters were tentative. It could be the pressure of playing at the international level, but these youngsters know to go hard. That’s what they need to go with. They are capable of doing well, and this Indian side also need to adapt that fearless approach that the senior players had.

2. Key changes in line-up

3 Things India need to do right to win the second IND vs ZIM clash

Well, it will be harsh to make any changes to the playing XI on the basis of just one bad day. But still, India can go with the tried-and-tested players that can adapt to the pressure. If we look at the current squad, we can make a few changes, which might strengthen the team. Khaleel Ahmed looked average because there was not much swing, so India can bring in Harshit Rana, who is a hit-the-deck bowler. Then India can bring Jitesh Sharma in for Dhurv Jurel. Jitesh has played a few matches, which might come good in the second IND vs ZIM clash.

3. Play Positive cricket

The bowlers did well, but Zimbabwe had a 25-run partnership that took them to 115, and they did well with the bat in the last five overs. So there is still some scope for improvement, especially in fast bowling. Then, the Indian batters need to play freely without the pressure of losing. The batters let the opponents get on them in the first game, which was a wrong decision. Hence, they need to play positive cricket, which can help them win the second IND vs ZIM game.

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