India vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI, India Playing XI: 3 changes India can make in third match

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

  • India vs Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe and India are currently locking horns in the three-match ODI series in Harare. The KL Rahul-led side has been so far dominant in the series with both bat as well as with ball and has taken an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the series.

    India vs Zimbabwe: Three changes India can make in the last ODI

    The dead rubber third ODI between Zimbabwe and India is slated to take place on Monday (22nd August) at the same venue. With the series already in the bag, the visitors can look to test the bench strength and give an opportunity to other players.

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    The first and the most likely change the Rahul-led side can make is they can give an opportunity to Rahul Tripathi and hand him his maiden cap.   The right-hander could replace Ishan Kishan on the side.

    India is also likely to give rest to Shikhar Dhawan and provide an opportunity to Ruturaj Gaikwad at the top of the order. With Dhawan almost certain in the Indian side, they can give chance to Gaikwad and keep him under observation for the Cricket World Cup 2023.

    With Avesh Khan in the Asia Cup squad, they could also look to give him game time and prepare him for the marquee tournament. The pacer could be in line to replace Mohammed Siraj, who performed well in the first two games.

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    India vs Zimbabwe: What happened in the second IND vs ZIM ODI? 

    Opting to bowl first, Indian bowlers yet again made Zimbabwe batters look clueless. On account of Shardul Thakur’s three-wicket haul and one each by other bowlers, India bundled out the opposition for just 161 runs.

    Chasing the target although they lost 5 wickets but Sanju Samson held his nerve well  and took his team home with his unbeaten knock of 43 runs.

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