New Delhi: Riding high after inflicting a 3-0 ODI whitewash on the hosts, MS Dhoni and his boys will try do an encore in the shortest version as well.
The likes of Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, who toured here last time, will do well to remember that the T20 series in 2015 ended in 1-1 draw after the Ajinkya Rahane-led side lost the second game.
Here is everything you need to know about the 1st T20I.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wk), KL Rahul, Faiz Fazal, Karun Nair, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Barindar Sran, Dhawal Kulkarni, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jaydev Unadkat, Jayant Yadav.
Zimbabwe: Graeme Cremer (captain), Vusimuzi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Elton Chigumbura, Hamilton Masakadza, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Chamu Chibhaha, Donald Tiripano, Malcolm Waller, Peter Moor, Tapiwa Mufudza, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Taurai Muzarabani, Brian Chari, Neville Madziva, Timycen Maruma.
Time: 4:30pm IST
Date: Saturday, June 18
Venue: Harare Sports Club
TV listing: Ten 3 and Ten1 HD
Live streaming: Ten sports website