Vidharba wicketkeeper Faiz Fazal has been handed over the ODI cap by MS Dhoni for the third and final ODI against Zimbabwe to be played on June 15, 2016.
He is the third wicketkeeper who will be representing India from the state. Fazal will replace Karun Nair in the final playing XI.
The Zimbabwe skipper wins the toss and he decides to bat first this time. When last reports came in, the score was 17/0 in five overs. Follow live cricket score in Cricinfo.com here.
Not sure what might be the exact reason behind the decision to bat first. May be they think the track will assist the batsman and they might have to chase a huge score.
The young Indian team might experiment with new players to give them some exposure as the series has already won by 2-0. This is a dead rubber, the Indians might look to whitewash while the hosts might try and win to get some pride back ahead of the three t20 series.
The hosts also have big changes to their squad, Peter Moor, Malcolm Waller and Timycen Maruma get to play today’s game.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 15, 2016
Another new pitch is being used for the third time in a row at this venue. The first two games were played on a different track. Both the ODIs were low scorers and this track will have some runs on the board for sure as the grass is taken off.
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Zimbabwe: H Masakadza, CJ Chibhabha, E Chigumbura, R Mutumbami, AG Cremer, Sibanda, T Maruma, MN Waller, N Madziva, T Mupariwa and DT Tiripano
India: KL Rahul, AT Rayudu, KM Jadhav, MS Dhoni, AR Patel, DS Kulkarni, FY Fazal, MK Pandey, JJ Bumrah, BB Sran and YS Chahal.