In the first of the T20 match, India will look for a win against Zimbabwe, with captain Ajinkya Rahane winning the toss and opting to bat first.
After dominating the ODI series, Indian team is all set to test their caliber in the shorter format of the game.
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India had clinched their series victory under the captaincy Ajinkya Rahane and it was a clean whitewash by the visitors.
Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura, who showcased an impressive performance in the odi series will be hoping to continue his form. The Zimbabwean captain is confident enough to restrict the opponents to a low score and create some pressure.
On the other hand, Rahane will be hoping for another series victory under his leadership.
Considering the format of the game, it is indeed a different scenario where India haven’t played a single T20 match past nine months after a close defeat to England and Zimbabwe are confident enough owing to their recent performances against Pakistan.
Zimbabwe is most likely to rely upon the captain Chigumbura and the opener Chibhabha who scored some valuable runs in the ODI format.
Zimbabwe T20 side team may feature Charles Coventry as well as Criag Ervine to strengthen their middle order.
With talents like Hamilton Mazakadza and Neville Madziva in the team, Zimbabwe is indeed a quality T20 side
Indian team includes debutants like Kedar Jadav, Manish Pandey and pacer Sandeep Sharma for their first T20 match.
Kedar jadav, through is impressive century in the last ODI match has came to the limelight and has impressed the selectors and Manish Pandey will be hoping to continue his form on the shorter format of the game.