Shikhar Dhawan leads, Deepak Chahar returns as BCCI announce 15-man squad for Zimbabwe ODIs

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On Saturday, July 30, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the ODI squad of the India National Cricket Team for the upcoming ODI three-game series against the Zimbabwe National Cricket Team.

Shikhar Dhawan is again mentioned as the skipper of the side in the absence of Rohit Sharma, who is rested. Also star medium pacer Deepak Chahar has made a comeback to the side after recovering from the serious injury he sustained for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.

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MS Dhoni and Deepak Chahar. Photo- CSK

The three-match ODI series of the 2022 India tour of Zimbabwe will be played on August 18, 20 and 22. All matches of the series will be played at the same venue, Harare Sports Club, and the series will be part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Men’s Super League.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has selected the roster for the three-match ODI series to be played against Zimbabwe in Harare,” said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Nearly all of the team’s first-choice players have been outfitted for the series, including Virat Kohli, who is said to be touring Zimbabwe to regain his form. Notably, Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal are all equipped.

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Washington Sundar
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Meanwhile, spin bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar has returned to the squad after recovering from injury. Sundar’s Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) teammate Rahul Tripathi has also received his first ODI call-up for the Zimbabwe ODIs.

rahul tripathi.  photo IPL
Rahul Tripathi. photo IPL

Left-armer Arshdeep Singh, who was part of the Indian ODI squad for the series against England and the West Indies, has surprisingly not been included in the squad.

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Here is the Shikhar Dhawan led India squad for 3 ODIs against Zimbabwe:

Shikhar Dhawan (Capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj , Deepak Chahar.

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