In the India tour of Zimbabwe 2022, the first game of the three-match ODI series will be played on Thursday, August 18 at the Harare Sports Club at 12:45 PM IST.
The Indian team will be led by KL Rahul, who is returning from an injury with Shikhar Dhawan as his deputy. The Indian side filled with youngsters, who are looking to cement their place in the team, will be heading into this series with their heads up high after an emphatic ODI series victory against England in the UK. The young Indian players, who have been around the ODI setup but don’t get frequent opportunities will look to capitalise in this series by performing well with the bat or ball.
On the other end, the hosts will go through a real test when they face the in-form Indian side in the 50-over format. The upcoming series will be a learning curve for Regis Chakabva and the team along with an opportunity to assess themselves and understand where they stand among the giants of world cricket. After beating Bangladesh 2-1 in the ODI series, the home team will be confident ahead of the commencement of the upcoming India series.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, India have a massive advantage. The two sides have squared off on 63 occasions, the tourists won 51 games while the hosts emerged victorious on 10 occasions.
In the last outing between the two teams in the ODI format, which took place in 2016, India won the fixture by 10 wickets.
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