Published on: Jul 31, 2022
The Indian team for the three-match one-day series in Zimbabwe has been announced. Senior opener Shikhar Dhawan, who led Team India to a 3-0 whitewash in the West Indies, has been retained as captain for the games that will be played in Harare from August 18 to 22.
The big news is that out-of-form batter Virat Kohli has been rested yet again. He did not feature in the one-day series in West Indies and was not picked for the ongoing T20Is as well against the Caribbean. KL Rahul is also missing since he tested positive for COVID-19 a few days back.
The Indian selectors have also rested regular skipper Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja. In some good news, all-rounders Washington Sundar and pacer Deepak Chahar have been picked in the 15-member squad announced for the Zimbabwe tour following their recovery from injury while in-form batter Rahul Tripathi has earned his maiden ODI call-up.
Both Washington and Chahar last turned out for India during the ODI series at home against West Indies in February this year. Chahar suffered a right quadriceps injury during the final T20I against West Indies and limped off the field. While recuperating at the NCA, he suffered a back injury as well, which meant he missed the entire IPL 2022.
As for Sundar, he injured his hand during IPL 2022. As a result, he was forced to miss the five-match T20I series against South Africa at home and wasn’t picked for the England tour as well. He has been impressive for Lancashire in the ongoing county season though.