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.
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.
Young Team India pacer Avesh Khan stated that the team management, including the captain and the coach, backed him despite his disappointing bowling efforts in the last T20Is games against West Indies. Avesh was under pressure heading into Saturday’s clash after conceding a lot of the runs in the last two matches
Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris has heaped praise on Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav, describing him as a versatile batter who provides the X factor that some other batters might not have. After a few low scores in recent matches, Suryakumar smashed 76 off only 44 balls in the third T20I against West Indies in St Kitts.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the schedule for the white-ball series against Australia and South Africa, which will be played in India in September-October. India will take on Australia in 3 T20Is and South Africa in six white ball games before the T20 World Cup in Australia.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma stated that their bowling performance in the middle overs was a crucial aspect in their victory in their third T20I against West Indies in St Kitts on Tuesday (August 2). Sent into bat after losing the toss, the hosts reached 61 for 1 after eight overs. However, Hardik Pandya (1 for 19) and Ravichandran Ashwin (0 for 26) bowled tight spells as India restricted the hosts to 164 for 5
BCCI's rotating policy for premier players has put to rest Shreyas Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Ravindra Jadeja and Suryakumar Yadav for the three-match ODI series in Zimbabwe, scheduled to be held from August 18 to 22 in Harare. They were part of the recently concluded ODI series in the West Indies.