Kohli To Lead In Zimbabwe As India Rest Quartet

Virat Kohli plays a shot for India
Kohli To Lead In Zimbabwe As India Rest Quartet
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Virat Kohli will lead India's One-Day International squad when they travel to Zimbabwe for five One-Day Internationals later this month.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni suffered a hamstring injury during the ongoing tri-series in the West Indies and will miss the trip, with other players also being rested.

Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as well as fast bowlers Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are not travelling after featuring in both India's Champions Trophy victory and the tour to the Caribbean.

In come Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinya Rahane, Parvez Rasool, Jaidev Unadkat and Mohit Sharma in a much-changed squad.

Sharma was perhaps the find of the 2013 Indian Premier League, taking 20 wickets for Chennai Super Kings while off-spinner Rasool is the first player from Jammu & Kashmir to earn a call-up.

The opening match is in Harare on 24th July.

India ODI squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Parvez Rasool, Mohammad Shami, Ranganath VInay Kumar, Jaidev Unadkat, Mohit Sharma

© Cricket World 2013

Fixtures & Results

24th July: 1st ODI, Harare
IND 230-4 beat ZIM 228-7 by 6 wickets
26th July: 2nd ODI, Harare
IND 294-8 beat ZIM 236-9 by 58 runs
28th July: 3rd ODI, Harare
IND 187-3 beat ZIM 183 by 7 wickets
1st August: 4th ODI, Bulawayo
IND 145-1 beat ZIM 144 by 9 wickets
3rd August: 5th ODI, Bulawayo
IND 167-3 beat ZIM 163 by 7 wickets