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IND vs ZIM: Shikhar Dhawan’s suggestion to Indian bowlers, bowl cleverly against this Zimbabwe all-rounder


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Shihar Dhawan praises Sikandar Raza


  • ODI series will be played between India and Zimbabwe
  • There will be three matches between the two teams
  • Competitions will be held from 18 to 22 August

IND vs ZIM: The three-match ODI series between India and Zimbabwe is starting from August 18. For this, Team India has started practice after reaching Harare. Zimbabwe’s team is comparatively weaker than Team India but considering their recent performance against Bangladesh, no one would want to make the mistake of taking them lightly. India’s vice-captain and veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan also does not want to take any laxity for the hosts keeping this in mind.

Zimbabwe will not be taken lightly

The 36-year-old left-handed batsman spoke on several issues and presented his side in a press conference held two days before the first ODI. During this, while talking about Zimbabwe cricket, he praised his all-rounder Sikandar Raza fiercely. Looking at Zimbabwe’s scintillating performance against Bangladesh, Dhawan said that he would not take this team lightly. The Delhi batsman said, “They have won against Bangladesh. He is playing good cricket. It is good for us and we cannot take anything lightly. It’s about the process.”

Will plan against Sikandar Raza

Dhawan heaped praise on senior Zimbabwean batsman Sikandar Raza, who is in fine form, saying the Indian bowlers will have to bowl cleverly against him. Dhawan said, “He is a very good player. He has been playing for Zimbabwe for a long time. I am sure our bowlers will come out with a better plan against him.

KL Rahul will benefit from the series

The Indian opener expressed happiness over the return of KL Rahul to the team. He said that it is very good news that KL (Rahul) is back and will also lead the team. He is one of the main players of this Indian team. It will be a good preparation for him before the Asia Cup starts. I am sure he will benefit greatly from this tour.

Dhawan ready to help the youth

Opener Shikhar Dhawan may have lost the captaincy after Lokesh Rahul came into the team but as the team’s most experienced player on the Zimbabwe tour, he is always ready to help the youngsters. “I really enjoy sharing my experience with the youngsters in the team. I first came here in 2014 (2013), when Duncan Fletcher was the Indian coach. If they (youth) come to me for any suggestion, I am (always) ready to answer them.

Input: PTI

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