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Sai Sudharsan, Jitesh Sharma and Harshit Rana added to Indian squad for first two matches of Zimbabwe series
India will play the T20 series in Zimbabwe under the leadership of Shubman Gill. Photo Courtesy: Shubman Gill X page

Sai Sudharsan, Jitesh Sharma and Harshit Rana added to Indian squad for first two matches of Zimbabwe series

| @indiablooms | 02 Jul 2024, 06:31 pm

The Indian team, under the leadership of Shubman Gill, will now visit Zimbabwe to play T20 series after clinching the World Cup in Barbados on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Sai Sudharsan, Jitesh Sharma and Harshit Rana have been named as replacements for Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube and Yashasvi Jaiswal, all part of the T20 World Cup squad, for the first two T20Is against Zimbabwe.

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The trio were initially scheduled to join the Indian team for the series directly in Zimbabwe.

They will not travel to India first along with the rest of the triumphant side before leaving for Harare.

"Originally slated to join the Zimbabwe-bound squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series starting Saturday, 6th July, the trio will travel to India first with the rest of the ICC T20 World Cup-winning Indian squad before departing for Harare," the Indian cricket board BCCI said in a statement.

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India’s squad for 1st & 2nd T20I against Zimbabwe: Shubman Gill (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Abhishek Sharma, Rinku Singh, Dhruv Jurel (WK), Riyan Parag, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar, Tushar Deshpande, Sai Sudharsan, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Harshit Rana

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