India vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI Scorecard - IND vs ZIM 2013
India vs Zimbabwe Live Score 1st ODI of India tour of Zimbabwe 2013 at Harare Sports Club, Harare played on July 24, 2013.
With most of their top stars rested, a depleted Indian cricket team will seek revenge for the humiliation it suffered two years ago when it takes on minnows Zimbabwe in a five-match ODI series starting today, well aware of the perils of taking the home side lightly.
Zimbabwe Skipper Brendon Taylor, Sean Williams, Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda and Malcolm Waller form the top batting line-up of the team. Taylor averages 46 against India, scoring 184 runs in four games, and his performance will be crucial in the series.
They have dropped fast bowlers Shingi Masakadza and Tinashe Panyangara, and wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva from the squad. Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Brian Vitori, Elton Chigumbura and Michael Chinouya will lead the bowling attack.
Virat Kohli will lead the team with seasoned captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni being rested for the series. Batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have made it to the squad. Indian batting still looks strong with Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina and a few youngsters in the line-up.
India`s bowling attack has an all-new look to it with the duo of Shami Ahmed and rookie Mohit Sharma comprising the pace department, aiming to earn some brownie points for themselves. Vinay Kumar and Jaydev Unadkat are the other speedsters in the squad.
The spin attack would feature debutant Parveez Rasool, the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to get the national selectors` nod, and the experienced Amit Mishra. Dinesh Karthik would don the gloves behind the stumps in Dhoni`s absence.
India: Virat Kohli (capt.), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Parveez Rasool, Shami Ahmed, R Vinay Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohit Sharma.
Zimbabwe: Brendan Taylor (capt & wk), Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chatara, Michael Chinouya, Elton Chigumbura, Graeme Cremer, Kyle Jarvis, Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Natsai M`shangwe, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Vusimuzi Sibanda, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams.
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