The Indian cricket team is set to play a three-game ODI series against Zimbabwe later next month. A senior BCCI official has confirmed to ANI that India’s ‘B team’ will travel to the African country for a three-game match in August. India’s Zimbabwe tour will take place ahead of the Asian Cup, which is due to be held in Sri Lanka around the same time of the month. According to the report, VVS Laxman will travel with the team to Zimbabwe as head coach.
“Yes, the Indian team will tour Zimbabwe for a small ODI series. The first match will be played on August 18, the second on the 20th and the third and final ODI will be played on the 22nd. Team B will travel to Zimbabwe for the series and VVS Laxman will be the coach of the team,” the BCCI official said as quoted by ANI.
Zimbabwe Indian Tour: Full Schedule, Time & Live Stream
The first game of the series will take place on August 18, followed by two more games on August 20 and 22. The start time for the games has not yet been determined, but they are expected to start around 1:30 p.m. STI. All matches will most likely be played at Harare Sports Club. Star Sports Network is set to air the series in India with the live stream on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.
|1st ODI||India v Zimbabwe||August 18, 2022||1:30 p.m. IST||Harare Sports Club|
|2nd ODI||India v Zimbabwe||August 20, 2022||1:30 p.m. IST||Harare Sports Club|
|3rd ODI||India v Zimbabwe||August 22, 2022||1:30 p.m. IST||Harare Sports Club|
India are set to play a bilateral round of white balls against the West Indies ahead of the Zimbabwe tour. India and West Indies are set to play a three-game ODI series followed by a five-game T20I series. Shikhar Dhawan has been named captain of the Indian team for the ODI matches as key players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant are likely to be rested after the conclusion of the English series.