Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan has stated that the tour of Zimbabwe will be good practice for KL Rahul ahead of the Asia Cup in the UAE. Rahul will be returning to international cricket with the Zimbabwe series, which will be played from August 18 to 22. The 30-year-old has not played for India since the white ball series against West Indies at home in February.
Veteran India opener Shikhar Dhawan has admitted that he loves playing in ICC tournaments and asserted that his focus is very much on preparations for the 2023 one-day World Cup, which will be played in India.
Former New Zealand captain Ross Taylor has made some shocking revelations about racism he faced during his long stint with the national side. In his autobiography Ross Taylor Black & White, Taylor, who has Samoan heritage on his mother's side, termed cricket in New Zealand "a pretty white sport". He added that he did not escalate the matter because it was likely to be considered as mere "banter" by those involved in alleged racial behavior.
Team India batter KL Rahul has been cleared to be part of the one-day team for the tour of Zimbabwe. He has been added to the squad as captain, while opener Shikhar Dhawan, who was earlier picked as skipper for the series, has now been named as Rahul’s deputy.