Pandey handed India debut against Zim

2015-07-14 10:50
Manish Pandey (SuperSport)

Harare - Batsman Manish Pandey made a long-awaited international debut as India were once again asked to bat by Zimbabwe in the third and final one-day international at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday.

Pandey was denied the opportunity to play for India in a Twenty20 match last year when the West Indies aborted their tour because of a contract dispute, but was brought in on Tuesday to replace the injured Ambati Rayudu.

India, who hold an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, made one other change to their line-up with seamer Mohit Sharma coming in for Dhawal Kulkarni in a like-for-like swap.

Zimbabwe won the toss for the third time in a row, and captain Elton Chigumbura once again opted to bowl as the hosts announced three changes.

All-rounder Sean Williams was ruled out with a knee injury and opening batsman Vusi Sibanda and seamer Brian Vitori were omitted, so Regis Chakabva, Malcolm Waller and Prosper Utseya came into the XI.


Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza Butt, Chamu Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza, Elton Chigumbura (captain), Malcolm Waller, Regis Chakabva, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Prosper Utseya, Graeme Cremer, Neville Madziva, Donald Tiripano.

India: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Murali Vijay, Manish Pandey, Manoj Tiwary, Robin Uthappa (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Axar Patel, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma.

Read more on:    india  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Under fire Proteas coach Russell Domingo has blamed player workloads and fatigue as the reason for the national team's woeful showing in the Tri Series in the Caribbean. Your thoughts?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.