Zimbabwe will believe that they have a chance of winning the T20I series © AFP
Zimbabwe will believe that they have a chance of winning the T20I series © AFP

After a white-wash in the One-Day Internationals (ODI), this young Indian team will aim a clean sweep in the T20s as well against the Zimbabweans with the first game happening in a couple of hours. While, the hosts played their last T20 international against Pakistan in May losing both the games, India hasn’t played one in more than ten months now. Their last T20 encounter was against England, which they had lost by a mere three runs at Birmingham. With an inexperienced Indian bowling attack, the likes of Elton Chigumbura and Chamu Chibhabha, who have done well in the past, can try their luck. LIVE SCORECARD: India vs Zimbabwe 2015, 1st T20 at Harare

Zimbabwe will believe that they have a chance of winning the T20I series despite having lost the ODIs comprehensively. LIVE UPDATES: India vs Zimbabwe 2015, 1st T20 at Harare

Players like Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav made full use of their opportunities in the ODIs and will certainly retain their place in the T20Is. However, there are question marks over the selections of Robin Uthappa and Manoj Tiwary, for they did little to justify their selections. India will undoubtedly miss the opening of Ambati Rayudu, who has always played a key role for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League and also he was the top scorer in the recently ended ODI series between the two sides. PREVIEW: India vs Zimbabwe 2015, 1st T20 at Harare

Squads:

Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura (c), Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Regis Chakabva (wk), Chamu Chibhabha, Graeme Cremer, Neville Madziva, Hamilton Masakadza, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusimuzi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Donald Tiripano, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams.

India: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Kedar Jadhav (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Stuart Binny, Harbhajan Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Akshar Patel, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Murali Vijay.