India tour of Zimbabwe: Deepak Chahar, Ruturaj hit nets as VVS Laxman heads 1st practice session in Harare: Follow LIVE UPDATES

India tour of Zimbabwe – KL Rahul Zimbabwe Tour: Team India held their first training session since arriving in Harare on Sunday.…

India tour of Zimbabwe: Deepak Chahar, Ruturaj hit nets as VVS Laxman heads 1st practice session in Harare: Follow LIVE UPDATES
India tour of Zimbabwe: Deepak Chahar, Ruturaj hit nets as VVS Laxman heads 1st practice session in Harare: Follow LIVE UPDATES

India tour of Zimbabwe – KL Rahul Zimbabwe Tour: Team India held their first training session since arriving in Harare on Sunday. Vice-captain Shikhar Dhawan, Deepak Chahar and Tuturaj Gaikwad were all seen in practice. Captain KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav were notable absentees, who arrived in Zimbabwe on Sunday. Follow All IND vs ZIM ODI Series LIVE Updates and Scores on InsideSport.IN.

Harare will be base for team India in Zimbabwe. The first practice session for the team is scheduled on Sunday.

  • The 1st ODI match of the 3 match series will be played on August 18.
  • The series will be broadcasted LIVE in India on Sony Sports Network.
  • All 3 matches of the series will start at 1PM IST.
  • Besides captain KL Rahul, India is using a second-string squad for the tour. The main squad will start preparing for the Asia Cup

India tour of Zimbabwe: Deepak Chahar, Ruturaj hit nets as VVS Laxman heads 1st practice session in Harare: Follow LIVE UPDATES

Players begin training 

Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna and Mohammed Siraj were all seen toiling in the nets. Chahar, was also seen practising with a bat, hinting at a possible all-round role for the Chennai Super Kings star during the series. Ruturaj Gaikwad also enjoyed some quality time in the nets. The 24-year-old did not get a game in the West Indies and will be hopeful of featuring in Harare.

KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav were among notable absentees after the duo arrived in Harare on Sunday. While Kuldeep Yadav made a comeback in the series against the West Indies, Rahul aims to use their tour to prepare for the Asia Cup later this month. The Indian captain for the series has not played a competitive match since the IPL and will be keen to prove his fitness.

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Players Board Flight

 

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On late Friday evening, the players were seen boarding their flight after Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed the team departure on its Instagram handle. Players like Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mohammad Siraj were all seen jetting to the African nation for the three-match ODI series.

VVS Laxman was also seen being part of the Indian team contingent as Rahul Dravid will be involved in preparations for the Asia Cup. The players were seen happy as they posed for the pictures on their way to the African nation.


VVS Laxman to coach Team India

National Cricket Academy head VVS Laxman will be India’s acting head coach for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe as there is only a short turnaround time between the series and the Asia Cup starting on August 27 in the UAE.

The convention in BCCI has been that second string or A teams have always been monitored by the head of the NCA and hence Laxman will be with the Indian squad when the first team is on assignment elsewhere. When the Indian team was in UK in June-July, Laxman was with the T20 squad in Ireland when Dravid was with the Test squad in England. 

India tour of Zimbabwe: KL Rahul, VVS Laxman led Indian team reach Harare for Zimbabwe ODI Series, 1st practice session on Sunday: Follow LIVE UPDATES

KL Rahul to lead team India

Rahul is making a comeback in the national squad after recuperating from sports hernia surgery. He was initially not supposed to be a part of the Zimbabwe squad but since the medical team has deemed him fit, he is going to be with the team for the three ODIs, which will be good practice for him ahead of the big ticket Asia Cup. 

He will now replace Shikhar Dhawan as skipper, while the Delhi-batter will drop to the deputy role’s duties.

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India Tour of Zimbabwe Schedule

Date Match Details Venue Time (IST)
Aug 18 (Thursday) Zimbabwe vs India, 1st ODI Harare Sports Club, Harare 1:00 PM
Aug 20 (Saturday) Zimbabwe vs India, 2nd ODI Harare Sports Club, Harare 12:45 PM
Aug 22, (Monday) Zimbabwe vs India, 3rd ODI Harare Sports Club, Harare 12:45 PM

India vs Zimbabwe ODI Series Live Streaming and Broadcast Details

All the matches will be broadcast live on the SONY SPORTS Network. The live stream will be available on the SonyLIV app and website.

India vs Zimbabwe Squads

India’s squad for 3 ODIs: 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.

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

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