Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill started opening together in the West Indies since KL Rahul was unavailable and Rohit Sharma was rested for the one-dayers. They enjoyed themselves and put together a couple of impressive stands.
KL Rahul-led Team India registered an emphatic 10-wicket win over Zimbabwe on Thursday, August 18 at the Harare Sports Club to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. India bowled first after winning the toss and restricted the hosts to 189 in 40.3 overs.
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.