BCCI & Zimbabwe cricket Board comes together and announced Zimbabwe vs India 2016 cricket series of 3 ODI and 3 T20 matches starting from 11 June onwards. India will tour Zimbabwe for the upcoming matches. The schedule and the fixtures of the same has been announced. First a 3 matches One Day International series will be played and then from 18th June T20 series will start. It has been a while when both the team played cricket together and now the wait comes to the end. The Indian team squad has been announced for the upcoming series. Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be leading the team in both the formats where Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and many more experienced players are given rest for the series. It will be young squad which will be guided by Dhoni and coached by Sanjay Bangar. Many players will make their debut in the upcoming ZIM vs IND 2016 series.
After impressive performance in IPL 2016, Lokesh Rahul got maiden call up for the ODI and T20 matches and will make his debut against team from African continent. Many of the players impressed selectors with their performance in the IPL and Yuzvendra Chahal is one of them. Jasprit Bumrah, Axar Patel, Rishi Dhawan, Dhawal Kulkarni are also included in the squad.
Zimbabwe squad hasn’t announced yet but the team will be led by Hamilton Masakadza (probably). He has that ability to put batsman on the back-foot and could be very effective bowler against Indian youngster.
The Fixture of both the series are given below :-
One Day International Fixtures :-
|Zimbabwe vs India 2016 ODI Series Schedule|
|June 11th 2016|
|ZIM vs IND 1st ODI||Harare Sports Club, Harare||12:30 (IST), 7:00 (GMT)|
|June 13th 2016|
|ZIM vs IND 2nd ODI||Harare Sports Club, Harare||12:30 (IST), 7:00 (GMT)|
|June 15th 2016|
|ZIM vs IND 3rd ODI||Harare Sports Club, Harare||12:30 (IST), 7:00 (GMT)|
Twenty20 Fixutes :-
|Zimbabwe vs India 2016 T20 Series Schedule|
|June 18th 2016|
|ZIM vs IND 1st T20||Harare Sports Club, Harare||16:30 IST (11:00 GMT)|
|June 20th 2016|
|ZIM vs IND 2nd T20||Harare Sports Club, Harare||16:30 IST (11:00 GMT)|
|June 22th 2016|
|ZIM vs IND 3rd T20||Harare Sports Club, Harare||16:30 IST (11:00 GMT)|
After T20 World Cup 2016 this is first occasion when Men in Blue will be back on the ground and It will be test of all youngster selected for the tour. The selection in the future series will depend on the performance of the player in this series. Let see how Indian team will perform in and against Men in Red.