Bulawayo: Suresh Raina won the toss and elected to bat first on a pitch that looks good for batting in the first match of the traingular series between India and Zimbabwe.India have lost all their top three batsmen including two run-outs
India are playing a largely inexperienced side and are starting without Pragyan Ohja, Naman Ohja, R Ashwin and Pankaj Singh. Jadeja and Yousuf Pathan are in the playing XI quite a suprising call especially after their failure in the T20 World Cup, the selectors have given the combo a chance one more time.
India vs Zimbabwe, First Match - Scorecard
On the bowling end fast-bowling trio of Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar and Ashok Dinda are making their first appearance today.
For the home side Craig Ervine is making a debut after Tatenta Taibu pulled out in the last minute.
India are currently placed at 92 for the loss of 3 wickets after 22 overs, with Raina and Rohit Sharma batting at the crease.
India: Suresh Raina (Capt.), Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Ashok Dinda, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Amit Mishra, Naman Ojha, Pragyan Ojha, Pankaj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Rohit Sharma, Murali Vijay, R Vinay Kumar,Umesh Yadav.
Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura (Capt.), Andy Blignaut, Chamu Chibhabha, Charles Coventry, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Greg Lamb, Hamilton Masakadza, Chris Mpofu, Ray Price, Ed Rainsford, Vusi Sibanda, Tatenda Taibu, Brendan Taylor, Prosper Utseya.