KL Rahul: The three-match ODI series between India and Zimbabwe will be played from August 18 to August 22. Shikhar Dhawan was initially made the captain for this tour, but now suddenly the BCCI has made Lokesh Rahul the captain for the ODI series against Zimbabwe. Actually, the BCCI medical team has approved Lokesh Rahul to play in the ODI series against Zimbabwe.
This player will be disappointed with Rahul’s return
After this decision of BCCI, not only has Lokesh Rahul been made the captain, but he is also set to play as an opening batsman in the playing XI. In such a situation, Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul are sure to play as opening batsmen in this series. A batsman of Team India will be very disappointed with the return of Lokesh Rahul and now he will have to sit on the bench for the entire series.
Now the whole series will have to sit on the bench
With Rahul joining the team, the total number of team members has gone up to 16, as the selectors did not replace him with any other player. But Rahul’s presence means that Rituraj Gaikwad will hardly get a chance. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have been rested for this series. After the conclusion of IPL 2022, Rahul was supposed to captain India in the domestic T20Is against South Africa but missed due to injury. After it was learned that the 30-year-old batsman would need surgery.
As a result, Rahul missed the tour of England and Ireland. The opener was supposed to return for the recently concluded tour of West Indies and USA, but due to Corona positive, the BCCI medical team advised him to take rest. He has already been included in the Indian squad for the Asia Cup later this month. All three ODIs of India’s tour of Zimbabwe will be played at Harare Sports Club.
Indian team for Zimbabwe tour of India:
KL Rahul (captain), Shikhar Dhawan (vice captain), Rituraj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Famous Krishna, Mohammad Siraj and Deepak Chahar.