Shahbaz Ahmed
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When the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe begins on August 18 in Harare, it will be with Shahbaz Ahmed in lieu of the “injured” Washington Sundar.

On Tuesday, the All-India Senior Selection Committee confirmed that Shahbaz Ahmed would be starting in lieu of Washington Sundar, who was listed as “injured,” for the three One-Day Internationals scheduled to begin on August 18 in Harare. “In England, while playing for his County, Washington Sundar suffered a shoulder injury. His participation in the Zimbabwe trip has been canceled “according to Tuesday’s board-issued press release.

On August 18, 2022, India and Zimbabwe will meet for the first one-day international at the Harare Sports Club.

Once thought to be leading India against Zimbabwe, Shikhar Dhawan has since been replaced by KL Rahul, a right-handed hitter.

Many of India’s top players have been benched for the ODI series against Zimbabwe, including Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, and Yuzvendra Chahal.

The Indian team left for Zimbabwe on a Saturday. Pictures of the team’s departure for Zimbabwe were also sent to the official BCCI Twitter account.

Just recently, Dhawan captained India to a 3-0 ODI series victory over the West Indies. Dhawan and Shubman Gill made a dangerous opening pair.

Zimbabwe, on the other hand, won both the ODI and T20I series against Bangladesh.

The following players will represent India in three One-Day Internationals: captain KL Rahul, vice-captain Shikhar Dhawan, wicketkeepers Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson, all-rounders Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Deepak Chahar, and Shahbaz Ahmed.

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