India wins the toss and elects to bat first in the 1st t20 against Zimbabwe being played today at Harare. The match starts at 4:30 p.m. IST.
The 2nd T20 game is scheduled on July 19, 2015.
Out of four tosses, this is the first one that Rahane has won in this tour. Zimbabwe had won the toss in all the three ODIs.
Rahane was quick to opt to bat first, he said; “Looks dry, want to put runs on the board. Don’t think pitch will change.
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“Later on there might be some spin. Slightly different gameplan, we know one or two overs can change the game so we have to be at our best for the 40 overs”
After a long time, the Indian cricket team is playing a t20 match without their popular skipper MS Dhoni.
Rahane, who has guided the team well in the ODI series, will look forward to win the t20 match series as well.
The players are as below:
Zimbabwe: Masakadza, CJ Chibhabha, CR Ervine, CK Coventry, E Chigumbura, Sikandar Raza, P Utseya, AG Cremer, N Madziva, CB Mpofu, T Muzarabani.
India: Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Patel, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvaneshwer Kumar, Manish Sharma and Sandeep Sharma.
Ten Sports will telecast this series at its Ten Cricket and Ten HD TV channels in India. Ten Sports cricket live streaming can be watched at the official website here.
Doordarshan will also be telecasting the match for the Indian audience
Supersports Channel in Africa and Ptv Sports for viewers in Pakistan will broadcast the series live.
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