IND VS ZIM: Rahul will prepare the team out of 5 players, whose card will be clear?
The three-match ODI series between India and Zimbabwe is starting from Thursday. KL Rahul is the captain and what will be the playing XI is the big question.
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Hit England at home, West Indies also tasted defeat. Now Team India has reached Zimbabwe where it has to play a three-match ODI series. The Indian team will take on Zimbabwe in the first ODI on Thursday. The match will be held in Harare. The command of the team is in the hands of KL Rahul, who will play an international match for the first time after IPL. Rahul got hurt and then he got Kovid too. Although now he is fit and he will captain. Now the question is, which 11 players will KL Rahul give a chance in the first ODI.
What will be India’s playing XI?
Captain KL Rahul can be seen opening against Zimbabwe. Shikhar Dhawan will go to the crease with him. Although Shubman Gill had opened in the last series, but now he is believed to be playing in the middle order. Rahul Tripathi can play at number three. According to the reports, Tripathi can be made to make his ODI debut. Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan are options as wicketkeepers but only one will get the chance.
It is difficult for Ishan Kishan to play in the middle order, so Sanju Samson can handle the responsibility of wicketkeeping. Deepak Hooda can land at number six. Talking about the all-rounder, Axar Patel can play this role.
Who’s in the bowling unit?
India can go with four regular bowlers. In which the most important name will be Deepak Chahar. Due to injury, Chahar could not play cricket for the last 6 months and now he is back. Selectors will also keep an eye on Chahar’s performance. Apart from these, Kuldeep Yadav can also be included in the playing XI. He is the only regular spinner in this team. The famous Krishna and Avesh Khan can get a chance in fast bowling. Meaning Mohammad Siraj, Rituraj Gaikwad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ishan Kishan and Shardul Thakur can sit on the bench in the first ODI.
Probable playing XI of India- KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Famous Krishna, Avesh Khan.