Forward of their first ODI in opposition to Zimbabwe, Indian vice-captain Shikhar Dhawan stated that his facet is just not taking the hosts with no consideration within the collection. The primary ODI between India and Zimbabwe might be performed on Thursday in Harare. India is coming to Zimbabwe after a profitable tour of the West Indies wherein they received each the ODI and T20I collection. Zimbabwe can also be internet hosting India after a collection win in ODIs and T20Is in opposition to Bangladesh at dwelling.
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“It is good that they (Zimbabwe) won against Bangladesh. I am sure they are playing good cricket. This is good for us too. It will keep us on our toes and we would not take anything for granted. We are here to perform. Irrespective of the team and time, we should focus on getting the process right so that we get the right results,” stated Dhawan in a pre-match press convention.
He stated it’s good to have opener KL Rahul again within the facet and have him lead the workforce as effectively. “He is one of the main members of our team. With Asia Cup coming, it is good for him. I am sure he will gain a lot from the tour,” he added.
Dhawan additionally hoped that all-rounder Washington Sundar will get better quickly from his harm. Washington Sundar has been dominated out of the three-match ODI collection in opposition to Zimbabwe attributable to harm. The All-India Senior Choice Committee named Shahbaz Ahmed because the alternative for Washington Sundar within the collection in opposition to Zimbabwe. Dhawan, who has been a key opener for India over time, expressed happiness over the emergence of latest opening batters like Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan.
“I feel that they got more exposure, they have got confidence and good technique. Everyone is different. The transition of Indian cricket has been great. Their confidence is sky high due to IPL and domestic cricket. They have blended with international cricket quickly. We feel good as a team that we have so many options and they are doing well,” he stated.
India final toured and performed in opposition to Zimbabwe in 2016 and received the ODI and T20I collection. Requested how the workforce retains up monitor of Zimbabwe with much less cricket performed amongst them, Dhawan stated that know-how is useful in understanding the place, strengths and weaknesses of the Zimbabwe workforce. The Delhi-born southpaw stated his focus is on performing good and scoring effectively for his facet with a constructive mindset. Dhawan had a formidable tour of the West Indies. In three ODIs, he scored 168 runs at a median of 56.00 with the most effective rating of 97. His scores included two fifties. India’s tour of Zimbabwe will begin on August 18 and go on until August 22. It would include three ODIs.
India squad for 3 ODIs: KL Rahul (Captain) Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj and Deepak Chahar.