India Squad For Zimbabwe ODIs: Shikhar Dhawan Leads, Deepak Chahar Returns From Injury | Cricket News

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The BCCI on Saturday announced Team India’s squad for the upcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe, which begins in Harare on August 18. Shikhar Dhawan will lead the 15-man squad, with permanent captain Rohit Sharma taking a rest. Deepak Chahar is also returning to the team after a long-term injury.

Veteran Dhawan recently led India to a 3-0 victory over the West Indies in the ODI series, where several seniors such as Rohit, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah rested. The selectors seem to follow the same pattern here.

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Rahul Tripathi is also included in the roster and it will be interesting to see how he performs if given the chance.

The return of Deepak Chahar means the fast bowling all-rounder is back to full fitness.

This will be a crucial series for Chahar to prove his fitness. He also hopes to play at T20Is so that he can claim a spot in the squad for the T20 World Cup.

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Chahar missed the IPL due to the injury. His sequential decisiveness makes him a great asset in white ball cricket.

Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav and Washington Sundar are also in the mix and it will be an important opportunity for them to get some playing time with the Indian team.

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Mohammed Siraj will lead the pace attack in the company of Prasidh Krishna and Avesh Khan.

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India’s squad for 3 ODIs:Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj , Deepak Chahar.

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