India VS Zimbabwe: 1st ODI Preview, Prediction, Playing XI, Squads, Timings, and Venue. All You Need to Know.  

Here is a quick preview of the India VS Zimbabwe 1st ODI. The two teams will clash on Thursday. It is going to be fun!

India VS Zimbabwe

The Indian Cricket Team will begin its Zimbabwe tour tomorrow. India VS Zimbabwe, the 1st ODI begins tomorrow afternoon. The Zimbabwe team is on a high note after beating Bangladesh by 2-1 with terrific performances from Sikandar Raza. India will be keen to have a few players back on the field as they were out due to injury. KL Rahul returns as India captain. Here is an in-depth preview of the same: 

Indian Team Preview Before India VS Zimbabwe 1st ODI: 

Sanju Samson India VS Zimbabwe
IMG SRC: MyKhel, Samson will be getting his well-deserved opportunity on this tour.

The Indian cricket team is coming after beating West Indies and England in their backyards. The batting lineups look very solid. Although the senior players like Virat and Rohit are absent, exciting prospects like Sanju and Deepak Hooda will be getting their well-deserved game time. This will also be great for KL Rahul to get back in touch with the game after a long break due to the groin strain which is treatment in Germany.  

Indian Squad for India VS Zimbabwe Series: 

Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Avesh Khan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi. 

Expected Playing XI for 1st ODI: 

Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj. 

Zimbabwe Squad for India VS Zimbabwe: 

Regis Chakabva (c), Tanaka Chivanga, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Ryan Burl, Innocent Kaia, Kaitano Takudzwanashe, Clive Madande, Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, John Masara, Tony Munyonga, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Donald Tiripano 


All the 3 games will be played at the Harare Sports Club in Harare.  

Timings and Broadcasting of the India VS Zimbabwe Games: 

The games will begin at 12:45 pm Indian Standard Time. The broadcasting rights for the series have been given to Sony Sports Network. So, the live streaming of the games can also be enjoyed on the Sony Liv App.  

Predicted Top Performer: 

India VS Zimbabwe KL Rahul
IMG SRC: The Indian Express

KL Rahul is expected to be the top performer in the 1st game. The skipper will be making a comeback to the national side after a break. And observing his comebacks in the past, it can be said that he does them with class. His test comeback as an opener was last year in England, and each cricket fan knows how good he was on that tour in 2021. KL will be leading the side and will be leading by example.  

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Go to the official website of the BCCI to know more.