India vs Zimbabwe Live Score 3rd T20I: Shubman Gill elects to bat; Jaiswal, Samson and Dube return for IND

India vs Zimbabwe Live Score 3rd T20I: Shubman Gill elects  to bat; Jaiswal, Samson and Dube return for IND

India vs Zimbabwe 3rd T20I Live Score:

India vs Zimbabwe 3rd T20I Live Score: India captain Shubman Gill won the toss and elected to bat first against Zimbabwe in Harare. India made four changes to their XI as Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube and Khaleel Ahmed returned to the side. India will find it tough to choose between Yashasvi Jaiswal’s seemingly effortless flamboyance and Abhishek Sharma’s uber-cool aggression at the top when they rejig their combination to make space for World Cup-winning squad members in the third T20 International against Zimbabwe here on Wednesday.…Read More

The arrival of Jaiswal, Sanju Samson and Shivam Dube, all of whom were part of the main team during the title-winning run last month, gives the Indian team a formidable look in the most important game of the series as visitors look to press home the advantage after the booster shot of a series-levelling 100-run victory in the second match.

Abhishek, the left-handed opener, did enough to live up to his pre-series hype with a 46-ball century in only his second game and did look the part opening the innings. However, Jaiswal, with a handsome strike rate of 161 plus in 17 T20I matches, including a hundred and four half-centuries, does have the first claim to be skipper Shubman Gill’s opening partner by virtue of being the reserve opener of the first-choice T20 team.

Although rare but it is not uncommon for batters to be dropped in the very next match after a milestone innings. Case in point were Manoj Tiwary, immediately after his maiden ODI hundred against the West Indies in 2011, and Karun Nair after his triple hundred in a Test match against England in 2016. But skipper Gill is unlikely to let that happen with his best friend since their U-14 days and someone who scored his first international ton with a willow borrowed from the former.

So, it could well be a case of one of the two southpaws batting at one drop. Sanju Samson, who normally bats at No. 3 for Rajasthan Royals, might come in at No.5, while Ruturaj Gaikwad, who batted at No.3, will probably drop down a place to No.4. As far as the changes in the playing eleven are concerned, Jaiswal is likely to replace B Sai Sudharsan, who was selected only for the first two games. Samson will come in place of Dhruv Jurel, who had a good outing behind the stumps.

Highlights of the third T20I between India and Zimbabwe

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson and Shivam Dube returned to India’s XI

Shubman won the toss and elected to bat first

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July 10, 2024 4:29 PM IST

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July 10, 2024 4:09 PM IST

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July 10, 2024 4:03 PM IST

India vs Zimbabwe 3rd T20I Live Score: Shubman elects to bat first

India vs Zimbabwe 3rd T20I Live Score: India skipper Shubman Gill wins the toss and elects to bat first against Zimbabwe in Harare

July 10, 2024 3:46 PM IST

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July 10, 2024 2:51 PM IST

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July 10, 2024 2:26 PM IST

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July 10, 2024 2:02 PM IST

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July 10, 2024 1:33 PM IST

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July 10, 2024 1:26 PM IST

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July 10, 2024 1:14 PM IST

India vs Zimbabwe 3rd T20I Live Score: World Cup-winning trio joins Team India

India vs Zimbabwe 3rd T20I Live Score: World Cup-winning trio – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson and Shivam Dube have joined Team India and they will be staking claim for their places in the Playing XI. However, it there won’t be much problem accomodating Shivam Dube and Sanju Samson in the XI but for Jaiswal India might need to take some bold decisions.

July 10, 2024 1:01 PM IST

India vs Zimbabwe 3rd T20I Live Score: Hello and welcome!

India vs Zimbabwe 3rd T20I Live Score: India have a selection headache to deal with today, something that is always around the corner with this team. Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson and Shivam Dube have joined the Indian squad in Harare after the T20 World Cup victory celebrations. The question that remains is if Jaiswal will open with Shubman Gill and thus push Abhishek Sharma lower down the order. Stay tuned for more updates.

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