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India tour of Zimbabwe 2013 schedule and squad

New Delhi, July 9 (): As per cricket schedule announced by BCCI, India tour of Zimbabwe 2013 will begin on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in Zimbabwe.

India’s tour of Zimbabwe is an international bilateral series to be organized by Zimbabwe. This tour will be the next international assignment for India after finishing the tri nation series in West Indies, which concludes on July 11.

This tour has 5 ODI matches to be hosted by Zimbabwe in July-August 2013. Batsman Virat Kohli will lead India team for the tour of Zimbabwe in July. At present, Kohli is the captain of the Indian team playing in a tri-series in the Caribbean in the absence of skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who went home after the first match due to a hamstring injury.

The selectors of the Indian team to Zimbabwe have opted to rest captain MS Dhoni and four other key players – pacemen Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and spinner Ravichandran Aswhin was also rested while opener Murali Vijay was dropped from the team for the upcoming ODI tour of Zimbabwe.

Off spinner Parvez Rasool has been selected for the Indian squad to Zimbabwe and he becomes the first player to be picked for a national squad from the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. Pace bowler Mohit Sharma was the other new name in the 15-man squad for the five one-day internationals starting on July 24 in Harare.

The team has seven talented batsmen, three spinners and four fast bowlers and one wicketkeeper-batsman in Dinesh Karthik.

Indian team for Zimbabwe: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Parveez Rasool, Mohammed Shami, Vinay Kumar, Jaidev Unadkat, Mohit Sharma.

India tour of Zimbabwe 2013 (Jul 24 – Aug 03)

Date

Match Details

Venue

D/N

GMT

IST

Ground

City

Jul 24 – Wed Zimbabwe v India, 1st ODI

08:00

13:30

Harare Sports Club Harare
Jul 26 – Fri Zimbabwe v India, 2nd ODI

08:00

13:30

Harare Sports Club Harare
Jul 28 – Sun Zimbabwe v India, 3rd ODI

08:00

13:30

Harare Sports Club Harare
Jul 31 – Wed Zimbabwe v India, 4th ODI

08:00

13:30

Queens Sports Club Bulawayo
Aug 03 – Sat Zimbabwe v India, 5th ODI

08:00

13:30

Queens Sports Club Bulawayo

 

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