EXPLAINED: India’s Squad For 5-Match IND vs ZIM T20I

IND vs ZIM: The BCCI announced their 15-man squad for the five-match T20I series against Zimbabwe, slated to start on July 6th, 2024.

IND vs ZIM: The BCCI announced their 15-man squad for the five-match T20I series against Zimbabwe, slated to start on July 6th, 2024.

Shubman Gill Will Lead The 15-Men Squad For IND vs ZIM

In the absence of senior players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill has been named as the captain of the side.

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While the senior players, who are plying their trade for the Indian cricket team in the ongoing T20I World Cup 2024, have been rested, as many as seven young IPL stars have been selected for the IND vs ZIM series. The likes of Riyan Parag, Abhishek Sharma, Tushar Deshpande, and Nitish Reddy have received maiden calls from the BCCI.

Some of these players are also likely to be the core of the future team India, therefore, the upcoming 5-match IND vs ZIM T20I series will be exciting.

India’s Squad For the T20I IND vs ZIM series:

Shubman Gill (Captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Abhishek Sharma, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson (WK), Dhruv Jurel (WK), Nitish Reddy, Riyan Parag, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar, Tushar Deshpande.

4 IPL Stars Who Can Make Their Debut For Team India

1. Abhishek Sharma:

EXPLAINED: India's Squad For 5-Match IND vs ZIM T20I

Abhishek Sharma was incredible with the bat in IPL 2024, scoring 84 runs in 16 matches at an average of 32.26 and an impressive strike rate of 204.31. His highest score in the tournament was 75*. All thanks to his aggressive performances with the bat, Abhishek has been awarded with the maiden call to represent India.

2. Riyan Parag:

Riyan created history as he became the first north-easter cricketer to get an Indian call-up as a new-look T20 squad led by Shubman Gill was revealed. Riyan Parag impressed both with the bat and ball in the IPL 2024. After struggling to score for years in the lower order, Rajasthan Royals promoted Parag to number 4 and this move flipped the tables for the youngster.

EXPLAINED: India's Squad For 5-Match IND vs ZIM T20I

Parag unleashed the beast in him, amassing 573 runs in 16 games at an average of 52.09 and a strike rate of over 149. He smashed 4 half-centuries during the IPL 2024, with his highest score being 84*.

3. Nitish Reddy:

EXPLAINED: India's Squad For 5-Match T20I Series Against Zimbabwe

The BCCI would want to groom Nitish as the potential bowling all-rounder. He scored 303 runs in 13 matches and picked three wickets for SRH in IPL 2024.

4. Tushar Deshpande:

EXPLAINED: India's Squad For 5-Match IND vs ZIM T20I

One of the most consistent youngsters, Tushar Deshpande has been consistently impressing cricket lovers with his wicket-taking skills for both CSK in IPL and Mumbai in domestic tournaments. Tushar has been picked while keeping the tracks in mind.

Players Who Missed The Bus For IND vs ZIM:

While the BCCI has called 7 IPL stars for India vs Zimbabwe series, two top IPL performers have been left out by the BCCI for the IND vs ZIM series. Yash Dayal of Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Harshit Rana of Kolkata Knight Riders missed out on the BCCI selected Mukesh Kumar over these two because of his experience in death bowling and his ability to send down wide yorkers consistently.

 

India’s Tour of Zimbabwe, 2024

 Sr. No. Date Day Match Venue Time
1st T20I 06-July 2024 Saturday Zimbabwe vs India Harare Sports Club 1:00 PM (4:30 PM IST)
2nd T20I 07-July 2024 Sunday Zimbabwe vs India Harare Sports Club 1:00 PM (4:30 PM IST)
3rd T20I 10-July 2024 Wednesday Zimbabwe vs India Harare Sports Club 1:00 PM (4:30 PM IST)
4th T20I 13-July 2024 Saturday Zimbabwe vs India Harare Sports Club 1:00 PM (4:30 PM IST)
5th T20I 14-July 2024 Sunday Zimbabwe vs India Harare Sports Club 1:00 PM (4:30 PM IST)

 

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