Second string squad jets into the country ahead of the three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and two T20s against Zimbabwe and the Chevrons coach Dav Whatmore is confident of winning the tour.
The visitors have fielded for the Zimbabwean tour and they will be missing services of their key senior players such as skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Saresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav and R. Ashwin have been rested.
Zimbabwe is coming from a tour of Pakistan, the first by any international side since 2009, where they lost all the matches and will be hoping to redeem themselves in front of their home fans and especially against a second string Indian side.
However Chevrons Coach Dav Whatmore is confident that they will win against this make-shift Indian squad and will be hoping to impress the home fans.
“Eagerly awaiting my first home series of matches and looking forward to seeing some familiar faces from India.
“Competition is always good from the India side but we will give them a run for their money and hope the fans will come out in numbers to all the games and supports us,” said Whatmore.
With India still bruised from a defeat at the hands of Bangladesh last month, Whatmore’s charges will be hoping to inflict further misery on them.
14-member Indian squad arrived in Zimbabwe after Karn Sharma was ruled out due to a fractured finger to his left hand.
Indian Squad: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain) , Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayundu, Manoj Tiwari, Kedar Jadhav, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Harbajan Singh, Akshar Patel, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Bhuyneshwar Kumar, Mohahit Sharma and Sandeep Sharma.
- 1st ODI: Zimbabwe v India in Harare on July 10, 2015
- 2nd ODI: Zimbabwe v India in Harare on July 12, 2015
- 3rd ODI: Zimbabwe v India in Harare on July 14, 2015
- 1st T20I: Zimbabwe v India in Harare on July 17, 2015
- 2nd T20I: Zimbabwe v India in Harare on July 19, 2015