The first t20 international cricket match between India vs Zimbabwe will be played in Harare today, July 17, 2015.
The match starts at 4:30 p.m. India time. The 2nd T20 match will be played on July 19, 2015.
India has won the toss and is batting first.
There might be one change for India that players the last t20, Sanju Samson might replace the not-in-form Robin Uthappa, as he scored just 45 runs in three innings of one-day series.
The probable players are s below:
Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Chamu Chibhabha, Charles Coventry, Elton Chigumbura, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Malcolm Waller, Prosper Utseya, Graeme Cremer, Neville Madziva and Chris Mpofu.
India: Ajinkya Rahane, M Vijay, Manoj Tiwary, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny, Harbhajan Singh, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Follow Ind vs Zim 1st t20 live scores on Cricinfo.com here.
Ten Cricket and Ten HD TV channels will broadcast the match live in India along with its National Broadcaster Doordarshan National.
The live streaming can be watched at the website of Ten Sports at http://www.tensports.com/live.
Super Sports in the African continent and Ptv Sports in Pakistan shall broadcast the series live.
India’s brand new captain Rahane is optimistic of the two-match t20 series. He said, “My only focus is on these two T20s, I’m not thinking about the IPL,”
“If you represent your country, your only aim is to give your best for your country and win matches for them. We haven’t discussed anything [about the IPL].
“We were completely focused on the third ODI that day, and with the T20s we’ll just focus on the game. We want to give our best against Zimbabwe and win both games.”
India will use all these t20 matches as practice to build up a strong team for the upcoming T20 World Cup next year in March.