Amidst the packed schedule of the Indian cricket team, BCCI recently announced a 15 members squad for the upcoming 3-ODI match series against Zimbabwe starting 18th August onwards.
Most of the regular squad members have not been included probably due to the preparation for the upcoming Asia Cup tournament. The ODI squad again will be led by Shikhar Dhawan, and Deepak Chahar who missed the complete IPL 2022 season due to an injury has now returned for national duty. After the Ireland tour, Rahul Tripathi has been added again for national duty.
Announced Squad for 3 ODIs:
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Chahar.
1st ODI: 18th August 2022, Harare Sports Club.
2nd ODI: 20th August 2022, Harare Sports club.
3rd ODI: 22nd August 2022, Harare Sports Club.
Strongest Playing 11:
Wicket Keeper: Sanju Samson.
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shubman Gill, and Rahul Tripathi.
All-Rounders: Deepak Hooda, and Axar Patel.
Bowlers: Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav.
Best Possible Playing Order:
Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav.