It will be a test for MS Dhoni to lead a young side on Zimbabwe tour © Getty Images
It will be a test for MS Dhoni to lead a young side on Zimbabwe tour © Getty Images

India is all set to meet Zimbabwe for the first One Day International ODI at Harare Sports Club at Saturday. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is leading a young squad to the tour which features five uncapped players. Graeme Cremer will be leading the Zimbabwe Squad as they hope to beat the visitors at their home conditions. The Zimbabwe tour will feature three ODIs and 3 T20 internationals. BCCI has sent a rather India “A” side for the customary yearly tour of Zimbabwe. MS Dhoni will be visiting Zimbabwe after a long gap of 11 years. Full Cricket Scorecard: Zimbabwe vs India, IPL 2016, 1st ODI match, at Harare

A lot of new faces will be playing their debut match for India in this series. MS Dhoni will be tested on how to utilise the young talent on this tour. India are clear favorites going into the bilateral series. They are expected to whitewash Zimbabwe in their home. It will be a good platform players like Yuzvendra Chahal to showcase their talent in the international circuit after performing well in IPL 9.

Zimbabwe on the other hand have nothing to lose going into the tournament. They have the element of surprise playing in their home conditions. They too have a young side and might be able to surprise a young Indian side. They will be looking to put the pressure on India in the first match to put them on the back-foot at the starting of the tour.