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KL Rahul led and VVS Laxman coached India is on their way to Zimbabwe. Early in the morning Indian team boarded flight for the African nation. India will play three ODIs on the tour. For Rahul the tour will be very important as this is his last chance to prepare himself for the forthcoming Asia Cup. Earlier this week Rahul replaced Shikhar Dhawan as captain for the series.
The Indian team has left for the ODI series against Zimbabwe. From August 18 to 22, the team has to play three ODIs here. Veteran Shikhar Dhawan was handed over the captaincy by the selectors for this tour but it was decided to give him this responsibility after KL Rahul made a fit return at the last minute. In this series to be played against Zimbabwe, Dhawan will now be seen playing the role of vice-captain.BCCI shared pictures of Team India leaving for Zimbabwe tour
The next test of the Indian cricket team is to be held in Zimbabwe. Team India players left for this tour on Saturday. KL Rahul has been given the responsibility of captaincy of the team for the three-match ODI series. Deepak Chahar, who has been battling injury for a long time, is also making a comeback. BCCI shared pictures of Team India leaving for Zimbabwe tour.
Rahul Tripathi’s performances in the domestic circuit and the IPL have impressed the selectors which earned him a call up to the India squad for the series against Zimbabwe. With India opting for a more dynamic approach in limited overs cricket under Rahul Dravid, Tripathi fits the bill as the Men in Blue work on their bench strength with the 2023 ODI World Cup on their mind.
Rahul Tripathi has often showcased his versatility in the IPL, batting at a number of positions from the top of the order right down to No.7 at the Kolkata Knight Riders.
With Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan likely to open, Rahul Tripathi has a shot at batting at No.4 with the likes of Sanju Samson and Deepak Hooda batting on either side. Not only can the 31-year-old find the boundary at will, but his intent to keep the scoreboard ticking could also be pivotal in the middle overs of an innings.
KL Rahul (Captain) Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Subhuman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Deepak Chahar.