Harare - Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl in Wednesday's third and
decisive Twenty20 international at Harare Sports Club, giving India
their first opportunity to post a total on their short tour.
had batted first in all three games of the one-day internationals,
which India swept 3-0, as well as the first two Twenty20s.
hosts made three changes for the final game of the tour, with batsmen
Sikandar Raza Butt and Tinotenda Mutombodzi, and seamer Taurai
Muzarabani all left out.
Vusi Sibanda, Timycen Maruma and Tendai
Chatara came in as their replacements as Zimbabwe looked to record a
rare Twenty20 international series win over a major nation.
India announced an unchanged lineup from the one that crushed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets on Monday to level the series.
Chamu Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza, Peter Moor (wk), Vusi Sibanda,
Malcolm Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Timycen Maruma, Graeme Cremer (captain),
Neville Madziva, Tendai Chatara, Donald Tiripano
India: KL Rahul,
Mandeep Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra
Singh Dhoni (captain, wk), Axar Patel, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah,
Barinder Sran, Yuzvendra Chahal