Cricket

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.

Teams

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.

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