Sunil Gavaskar was impressed with Team India's young guns after their 9-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the series opener © CricketCountry
Sunil Gavaskar was impressed with Team India’s young guns after their 9-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the series opener © CricketCountry

Former Indian opener and skipper, Sunil Gavaskar, stated that Zimbabwe will have to play much better if they are going to pose any challenge to the Indian team. He feels that even in the absence of Team India’s the regular stalwarts, this Indian team looks much stronger than the Zimbabwe team and should sail through the remaining two games too. According to him, T20 should not be too different either but still has a chance to throw some contest as weaker teams generally have better chances to go at a strong team because of being an the ultra short format.  FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI Match

According to Times of India (Mumbai), Gavaskar stated, “Indian bowlers provided wickets at regular intervals which did not allow the Zimbabwe team any chance to settle down. “. He was in awe of debutant KL Rahul’s well composed century and said, “His form in the latter half of the IPL was most impressive and he carried it into the game here. What was seen was not just the range of shots but also the boldness that went with it. He had an unbeaten partnership with Ambati Rayudu that took India to their win and at no time were they troubled by the Zimbabwe bowling which looked really ordinary.” ALSO READ: India vs Zimbabwe 2016, 2nd ODI at Harare: MS Dhoni-led India likely XI

He suggested Zimbabwe’s team management to have a look at team composition and try shuffling their batting order a bit. Gavaskar added, “Looking at the Zimbabwe bowling, it does appear as if numbers five and six will not get much opportunity to bat. Maybe, the team management will have to think about changing the batting order so as to give the others a chance too. It does look like it’s going to be terribly one-sided but then India have made solid progress so much so that even its second string looks formidable”, concluded the former player.