Team India eye clean sweep in Zimbabwe cricket series

When India takes to the field during the third and final ODI against Zimbabwe in Harare, a clean sweep will be on their minds, while for Zimbabwe the focus will be on presenting a good challenge to the visitors and walking away with a consolation victory.

The final ODI between both sides will be played in Harare on August 22. India has an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series after winning the first two matches by ten and five wickets respectively. For India, eyes will be once again on the opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul. Shikhar has displayed solid form in ODIs this year and one more solid knock is all he needs to stay in contention for ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 contention before another opportunity knocks on his doors again. On the other hand, KL will be aiming to get among runs as he gears up for Asia Cup 2022.

Ending another tour on high will be in the mind of Shubman Gill. Ever since getting a chance to play on a tour of the West Indies, Gill has not disappointed with the bat. Another good inning will seal his position as a trustworthy backup opener or even a regular opener for Team India.

Rahul Tripathi and all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed will also be hoping to get their maiden Indian caps and make the most of it after delivering good performances in IPL.

India's bowling has been brilliant on this tour with nothing to complain about. Spinner Axar Patel sits at the top of the bowling charts with four wickets. It will be another opportunity for him to prove his worth. Pacers like Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna and Shardul Thakur will also be eyeing one more good performance to end the tour on a high.

(ANI)

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