India are in great shape to sweep Zimbabwe 3-0 after two commanding victories gave them a commanding 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Zimbabwe has struggled to mount any kind of challenge.
This means that the visiting team will have even another chance to experiment while keeping the ODI World Cup of the following year in mind.
Replacement captain KL Rahul has done a good job of keeping the players fired up and ready to go out in the middle, seize opportunities with both hands, and secure their spots in the team that is preparing for significant battles in the near future.
They have undoubtedly not undergone the kind of testing that would have advanced their development as cricket players, but those hoping to stay longer at the top level would undoubtedly benefit from the experience.
The second game’s 161 all out indicates that the home team is still searching for a quick cure for its batting problems, while the bowlers are failing to trouble the Indian batting order, which includes some of the best ODI players. Take a look at Shikhar Dhawan’s numbers in the 50-over format for evidence.
Shubman Gill, who is incredibly skilled, should not be satisfied with his performance thus far on the tour and will undoubtedly try again against the Zimbabwean bowlers.
India: KL Rahul (c), Shikhar Dhawan (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (WK), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Shahbaz Ahmed
Zimbabwe: Regis Chakabva (c), Ryan Burl, Tanaka Chivanga, Bradley Evans , Luke Jongwe , Innocent Kaia, Takudzwanashe Kaitano , Clive Madande, Wessly Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, John Masara, Tony Munyonga , Richard Ngarava , Victor Nyauchi , Sikandar Raza , Milton Shumba, Donald Tiripano