Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has officially announced the Indian Cricket Team squad for the India’s tour of Zimbabwe, 2013. India will play 5 One Day Internationals (ODI) against Zimbabwe during this series. The series will start from 24th July and will end on 3rd August.
The Indian team will play these ODIs under the captaincy of Virat Kholi instead of MS Dhoni. MS Dhoni is out of the tournament due to his hamstring injury which he suffered during tri-series against West Indies in the first match. India will play its first three One Day’s at Harare and the last two at Bulawayo.
Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have rejoined the squad while Jaidev Unadkat, Mohit Sharma and Parvez Rasool are the new members of the squad. Off-spinner Parvez Rasool is the first ever player from Jammu & Kashmir state who will play for Indian National Team. In addition to MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have also been given rest. Murli Vijay has also been dropped from the side and the other plaers including Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer who were dropped in earlier series have failed to make their comeback.
India Squad for Zimbabwe Tour 2013 Team Players List
July 24 – 1st ODI
July 26 – 2nd ODI
July 28 – 3rd ODI
July 31 – 4th ODI
August 3 – 5th ODI
India squad: Virat Kohli (capt.), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Parvez Rasool, Shami Ahmed, R Vinay Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohit Sharma.
India A squad: Cheteshwar Pujara (capt.), Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Parvez Rasool, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shami Ahmed, Stuart Binny, Ishwar Pandey, Jaydev Unadkat, Siddarth Kaul
- Out: M Vijay, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- In: Ajinkya Rahane, Chetehwar Pujara, Parvez Rasool, Jaydev Unadkat and Mohit Sharma