1st ODI, India vs Zimbabwe - Players to watch out for
First ODI is expected to be a cracker of a match as both the teams will try to start their campaign on a positive note.
New Delhi: The new-look Team India is all set to play their opening match of the Zimbabwe tour today at Harare Sports Club. First ODI is expected to be a cracker of a match as both the teams will try to start their campaign on a positive note.
Ahead of the clash, let's find out who all the players in both teams, who could change the course of the game single-handedly.
MS Dhoni: It's going to be an acid test for Indian skipper, who has to lead a young squad, which has five uncapped players in it. Dhoni himself is going through a sporadic form with the willow, which is another area of concern. But, against all odds, one can still expect the most successful Indian skipper to lead the side from the front.
Yuzvendra Chahal: If the exciting leg-spinner gets a chance to play in today's tie, then it's going to be his debut match. After having a superb IPL 9, the tweaker will look to trap Zimbabwe batsmen in his web of spin. He is an attacking bowler, who has a lot of tricks up his sleeves to fox a batsman.
Tendai Chatara: He is capable of generating considerable pace on a consistent basis. If he gets a little bit of assistance from the track, he could give less-experienced Indian team a run for their money. He once ran through Pakistan's top order and is very much capable of repeating it against India.
Sean Williams: The all-rounder is a crucial cog in Zimbabwe squad. The veteran batsman is known for playing match-winning knocks. And he is also capable of playing an important role with the ball. A couple of tight overs by the left-arm spinner could also work wonders for the team.