Zimbabwe have named a 17-member squad for the three-match ODI series against India starting next week with Regis Chakabva continuing to lead the side.
Craig Ervine is still nursing a hamstring injury and will miss the ODI series against India with Regis Chakabva, who lead Zimbabwe to a 2-1 ODI series triumph against Bangladesh yesterday, continuing to lead the side.
Fast bowlers Blessing Muzarabani and Tendai Chatara, who missed the Bangladesh series, continue to remain on the sidelines. Wellington Masakadza, the left-arm spinner, will also miss the series with a shoulder tendon injury.
Zimbabwe ODI Squad : Regis Chakabva (c), Tanaka Chivanga, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Ryan Burl, Innocent Kaia, Kaitano Takudzwanashe, Clive Madande, Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, John Masara, Tony Munyonga, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Donald Tiripano
The first match of the series, which will be a part of the World Cup Super League, will be played on August 18 in Harare. The same venue would also host the next two ODIs on Saturday and Monday.
Chakabva, the senior wicketkeeper-batter, had led the national team for the first time in the series against Bangladesh but missed the final ODI with a hand sprain, and Sikandar Raza had led the side in his absence.
Chakabva returns to captain the side for the three-match series. India will also be led by a stand-in captain in KL Rahul, who was announced as captain on Thursday, replacing Shikhar Dhawan, after getting medical clearance.
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