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Shubman Gill to join Indian team for Zimbabwe T20I series directly from US

Young Indian Cricket Team Led by Shubman Gill Set to Play T20I Series Against Zimbabwe

The young Indian cricket team, under the leadership of skipper Shubman Gill, is gearing up for an exciting five-match T20I series against Zimbabwe starting on July 6 in Harare. The squad, which comprises a mix of fresh talents who have showcased their skills in the IPL, has already departed for the tour. However, Gill, who was previously the reserve opener for the T20 World Cup, will be joining the team directly from the United States.

Overseen by National Cricket Academy head VVS Laxman, this series will feature promising new names such as Riyan Parag and Abhishek Sharma, both of whom have earned their maiden call-ups to the national team following impressive performances in the IPL. The BCCI has shared images of the squad boarding their flight on social media, showcasing the excitement and anticipation surrounding this tour.

Unfortunately, five key players including Shivam Dube, Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rinku Singh, and Khaleel Ahmed are currently stranded in Barbados due to Hurricane Beryl. Once the weather conditions improve, these players, who were part of the T20 World Cup-winning team or traveling reserves, will join the squad in Zimbabwe.

With the recent retirements of senior players Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Ravindra Jadeja from the T20 format, opportunities have opened up for the younger generation to shine. This series against Zimbabwe will serve as a crucial platform for these emerging talents to showcase their skills and secure their spots in the national team for future engagements.

The squad for the T20I series against Zimbabwe includes a mix of experienced and up-and-coming players such as Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Abhishek Sharma, Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube, and Ravi Bishnoi, among others. With hopes high and excitement in the air, all eyes will be on the young Indian team as they aim for success in Zimbabwe.

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