India Playing XI 2nd ODI: KL Rahul & Co make one SURPRISE CHANGE, Shardul Thakur replaces Deepak Chahar, Follow India Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Live Updates

India Playing XI 2nd ODI – India Zimbabwe 2nd ODI LIVE: KL Rahul and co started India vs Zimbabwe ODI series on…

India 2nd ODI Playing XI: KL Rahul and co likely to stick with same Playing XI for second ODI against Zimbabwe to clinch series, follow Ind vs Zim 2nd ODI live updates
India 2nd ODI Playing XI: KL Rahul and co likely to stick with same Playing XI for second ODI against Zimbabwe to clinch series, follow Ind vs Zim 2nd ODI live updates

India Playing XI 2nd ODI – India Zimbabwe 2nd ODI LIVE: KL Rahul and co started India vs Zimbabwe ODI series on a right note, winning the first match with ease. They were expected to retain the same Playing XI for the second ODI in Harare on Saturday. But India have sprung in a surprise, naming Shardul Thakur in place of Deepak Chahar, who had starred in his return to international cricket.  It also means Rahul Tripathi has once again missed out. Follow IND vs ZIM live updates with InsideSport.IN

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul(c), Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson(w), Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj

  • India have won the toss, and opted to bowl first
  • India are being led by KL Rahul after his return from sports Hernia surgery
  • Regis Chakabva will continue to lead the Zimbabwe side against India in the ODI series
  • India lead the series 1-0 after 10-wicket thrashing in 1st ODI

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India Playing XI 2nd ODI: KL Rahul & Co all set to field UNCHANGED XI, no place for Rahul Tripathi & Avesh Khan, Follow India Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Live Updates

 

India Playing XI 2nd ODI: KL Rahul & Co set to go UNCHANGED, no place for Rahul Tripathi & Avesh Khan, Follow India Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Live, IND vs ZIM Live

The exclusion of Deepak is a big surprise considering the pacer shone brilliantly in the last match, scalping four wickets. Since it was his first international match after his back injury, one wonders if the player has injured once again.

Barring that one change, India are going with the same Playing XI. Also, Shubman Gill is set to retain his position at the top of the order alongside Shikhar Dhawan. However, it remains to be seen the kind of batting order, India would adopt in the second ODI.

There is no way KL Rahul would open after the success of Gill and Shikhar Dhawan, who scored unbeaten half-centuries in the match. With Rahul expected to open in the Asia Cup, him not opening in the first match was a surprise.

India Playing XI 2nd ODI: KL Rahul & Co all set to field UNCHANGED XI, no place for Rahul Tripathi & Avesh Khan, Follow India Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Live Updates

India Playing XI 2nd ODI: Points to ponder 

  • Is Deepak Chahar injured again?
  • Why has he missed out?
  • KL Rahul will need to face competitive bowling to get sharp before the Asia Cup 2022.
  • Eyes will also  be on Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul and Sanju Samson
  • Once again, there is no place for Rahul Tripathi.
  • Kuldeep Yadav did not have a good outing and he will be eager to deliver big in 2nd ODI.

India Playing XI 2nd ODI: KL Rahul & Co set to go UNCHANGED, no place for Rahul Tripathi & Avesh Khan, Follow India Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Live, IND vs ZIM Live

India Playing XI 2nd ODI: KL Rahul & Co all set to field UNCHANGED XI, no place for Rahul Tripathi & Avesh Khan, Follow India Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Live Updates

Rahul could walk in at number three, and get the much-needed batting practice. He has not played since IPL 2022 and with Asia Cup and T20 World coming up, he needs some batting time.

As far as the middle order is concerned, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda and Sanju Samson will don the role. However, their batting slot depends on how does the top order fray. Losing early wickets might force in form Hooda up the order, else he can be used as a finisher.

In the spin department, Axar Patel, who bagged three wickets, will be involved in action alongside Kuldeep Yadav. The latter will be looking to be amongst the wickets. With Chahar absent from the PLaying XI, Shardul Thakur, Prasidh Krishna and Mohammed Siraj will once again head the pace attack.

India Playing XI 2nd ODI: KL Rahul & Co all set to field UNCHANGED XI, no place for Rahul Tripathi & Avesh Khan, Follow India Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Live Updates

India’s squad for 3 ODIs: KL Rahul (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Shahbaz Ahmed.

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