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ZIM vs IND: Team India Seeking Domination As World Cup Trio Make A Return

Wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel is likely to make way for Sanju Samson, while Shivam Dube may replace Riyan Parag.

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: Jul 10, 2024 15:51 IST
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ZIM vs IND:  Team India, led by Shubman Gill, aims to maintain their winning momentum as they face Zimbabwe in the third T20I of the five-match series at Harare Sports Club today. With the series tied at 1-1—Zimbabwe winning the first match and India taking the second—there’s added anticipation for this clash.

Team India selection dilemma ahead of ZIM vs IND 3rd T20I

However, challenges loom for captain Shubman Gill and coach VVS Laxman as members of the T20 World Cup-winning squad join the team. The inclusion of Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Shivam Dube strengthens this young Indian side but could mean the end of the series for some current players.

Wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel is likely to make way for Sanju Samson, while Shivam Dube may replace Riyan Parag. The key question is how to fit Yashasvi Jaiswal, typically a top-order batsman, into the lineup. Despite Abhishek Sharma’s recent maiden international century, the team might have to drop Sai Sudharsan to accommodate Jaiswal, potentially moving Abhishek to the one-down position. However if the team decides to give youngsters another go then it is only Shivam Dube who could be seen sitting outside of the XI.

Zimbabwe, led by Sikandar Raza, needs to bounce back from a 100-run defeat in the last match. The team has struggled with their batting, posting scores of 115 and 134 in the two matches so far. They must refine their strategy to counter the new and experienced additions to the Indian lineup and aim to deliver their best performance in the upcoming matches of the series.

Team India probable playing XI

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Abhishek Sharma, Shubman Gill (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Riyan Parag, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar

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First published on: Jul 10, 2024 03:51 PM IST

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