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India vs Zimbabwe 2022: 1st ODI Official Playing 11 for both Teams

KL Rahul returns to lead as we look at the official playing 11 for both teams for the 2022 1st ODI India vs Zimbabwe. 

Hi Guys, Welcome to the live update on the playing 11 and other important details regarding the 1st ODI between India and Zimbabwe


KL Rahul wins the toss, and opts to field first. Harare shall host the match. The match shall start at 12:45 pm IST.

Team News:

KL Rahul will lead the squad for Team India, having gained fitness. He could play at 4 with Shubman Gill opening alongside Shikhar Dhawan. Apart from him, Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel shall be the two all-rounders. Ishan Kishan will play as a pure batter. Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, and Mohammed Siraj shall be the three pacers. Whereas Kuldeep Yadav shall be the spinner. 

So, here’s the official playing 11 for both the teams for the 1st ODI between India and Zimbabwe.  

Zimbabwe vs India 2022 1st ODI Official Playing 11

Team India Playing 11: 

Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul (C), Sanju Samson (WK), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna & Mohammed Siraj

Zimbabwe Playing 11

Tadiwanashe Marumani, Innocent Kaia, Sean Williams, Wessly Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (C&WK), Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Bradley Evans, Victor Nyauchi & Richard Ngarava

To recap, India won the previous ODI series vs West Indies 3-0. It was a dominating performance from the Indian team, and they would be hoping to repeat the same against Zimbabwe too. While Shikhar Dhawan led the team in West Indies ODIs, KL Rahul is leading the Zimbabwe ODIs. 

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