IND vs ZIM, India Playing 11: Deepak Chahar to play 3rd ODI? Here’s update

Updated on: Aug 22, 2022 11:10 am IST

  • IND vs ZIM

    IND vs ZIM: The ongoing ODI series between Zimbabwe and India is currently taking place in Harare. The visitors have already bagged the series 2-0 with one match to go. They would be looking to return home by winning the trophy 3-0.

    IND vs ZIM: Deepak Chahar likely to play 3rd ODI against Zimbabwe

    The dead rubber third ODI between Zimbabwe and India is slated to take place on Monday (22nd August) at the same venue. Indian management surprised many when they rested Deepak Chahar in the second ODI.

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    Chahar played a vital role in the first ODI against Zimbabwe as he ran through the opposition’s top order and helped his team win the match to start the series on high.

    However, with T20 World Cup 2022 also around the corner, India would be looking to give more games to the pacer as needs time to settle after returning from the prolonged injury.

    With the series already in bag, India is expected to make changes to the playing XI for the final ODI. And one change to bringing Chahar back in the side. The right-arm pacer is likely to replace Prasidh Krishna in the side.

    Whatever games Chahar will get to play, it’ll be an opportunity for him to make his case strong for the T20 World Cup 2022. It remains to be seen if management would rope in the pacer in the XI.

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    IND vs ZIM: Probable Playing XI for India’s third ODI

    India is expected to make many changes to in the third ODI. They could rope in Rahul Tripathi, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Chahar and Avesh Khan in the side in place of Ishan Kishan, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Siraj and Prasidh Krishna respectively.

    Here’s Indian XI for the third ODI: 

    Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Deepak Chahar

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