Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan has stated that the tour of Zimbabwe will be good practice for KL Rahul ahead of the Asia Cup in the UAE. Rahul will be returning to international cricket with the Zimbabwe series, which will be played from August 18 to 22. The 30-year-old has not played for India since the white ball series against West Indies at home in February.
Team India batter KL Rahul has been cleared to be part of the one-day team for the tour of Zimbabwe. He has been added to the squad as captain, while opener Shikhar Dhawan, who was earlier picked as skipper for the series, has now been named as Rahul’s deputy.
BCCI's rotating policy for premier players has put to rest Shreyas Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Ravindra Jadeja and Suryakumar Yadav for the three-match ODI series in Zimbabwe, scheduled to be held from August 18 to 22 in Harare. They were part of the recently concluded ODI series in the West Indies.
The Indian team for the three-match one-day series in Zimbabwe has been announced. Senior opener Shikhar Dhawan, who led Team India to a 3-0 whitewash in the West Indies, has been retained as captain for the games that will be played in Harare from August 18 to 22.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor for three-and-a-half years for delay in reporting a corrupt approach with regards to spot fixing. Recently, Taylor released a detailed statement in which he admitted to not immediately reporting a corrupt approach by an Indian businessman in October 2019. Taylor claimed that he was blackmailed after he consumed cocaine during that meeting and delayed reporting the approach fearing for his safety.