Indian team players celebrate Independence Day in Zimbabwe.© Twitter
The Indian team celebrated Independence Day in Zimbabwe. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a photo of the players standing in front of the tricolor. Notably, India will play a three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe, starting on August 18 at the Harare Sports Club. While a fit-again KL Rahul will lead the Indian team in the series, Shikhar Dhawan has been named his deputy for the matches. On the other hand, VVS Laxman has been appointed as the acting head coach for the tour as the upcoming Asia Cup gives very short lead time.
Check out Team India’s photo of Independence Day celebration:
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 15, 2022
Team India takes on Zimbabwe after a 4-1 win in the T20I series over the West Indies. The KL Rahul-led squad took to the ground in Zimbabwe on Monday for their first practice session. The photos shared by the BCCI on Twitter showed players like Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad practicing on the ground.
Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan was chosen to lead the side, but once KL Rahul was deemed fit, the righthanded batter became captain.
The second and third ODIs will take place on August 20 and 22. Following the ongoing tour, the Indian team will head to the United Arab Emirates for the 2022 Asia Cup which kicks off on August 27 in the Gulf nation. India will take on their arch-rival Pakistan on August 28.
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