3 Indian Players Who Might Be Benched Throughout The Series

India continue their cricket caravan as they take on Zimbabwe in a three-match ODI series ahead of the Asia Cup which starts from August 27. The three IND vs ZIM ODIs will be played on August 18, 290 and 22. All the matches will be played in Harare. Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal have all been rested for this tour. KL Rahul is yet to recover from his covid scare.

The 15-member Indian team is led by Shubman Gill with Washington Sundar and Deepak Chahar back in the team after a long layoff. Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rahul Tripathi are the betters included in the side. Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna and Mohammed Siraj are among the bowlers named.

Indian ODI team celebrate series win vs West Indies. (Photo: Twitter)

The series presents a great opportunity for many of the players to perform and stake a claim for their selection in the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup. Rahul Tripathi for example has a great opportunity to score some runs and shine in the series. He was a part of the Indian team that travelled to Ireland but did not get to play a game.

Meanwhile, in this article, we take a look at three Indian players who might get benched throughout the series as the series is a part of India’s experiment process.

IND vs ZIM: 3 Indian Players Who Might Be Benched Throughout The Series

Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad. (Photo: BCCI)

With Shubman Gill showing impressive form in the series against West Indies, it is difficult for the likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Rahul Tripathi to break into the XI. Both are taken into the side as backup openers and can only feature if there is any injury to the regular openers.

Also Read: India Tour of Zimbabwe 2022 Squads, Schedule, Venues, Dates, Time, Live Telecast and Live Streaming Details

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