Zimbabwe ask India to bat

2016-06-22 13:04
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Gallo)

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.

Zimbabwe had batted first in all three games of the one-day internationals, which India swept 3-0, as well as the first two Twenty20s.

The 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.


Zimbabwe: 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

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