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On Monday, June 24, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced India’s 18-man squad for the forthcoming series against Zimbabwe. After the completion of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, the Men in Blue will travel to Zimbabwe for a five-match bilateral T20I series. While senior players in the team have been rested, batting star Shubman Gill will take on the captaincy role. The series will get underway from July 6 and all the games will be played in Harare. 

The squad sees as many as four players getting their maiden India call-ups, while a few stars seem to have been ignored. 

Players to watch out for in Zimbabwe vs India T20I series

Here are five players to watch out for in the upcoming series against Zimbabwe: 

Shubman Gill

shubman gill likely to captain india in t20i series against zimbabwe

India’s emerging batting star Shubman Gill has been handed over the responsibility of leading the side in the upcoming series. Gill was a part of the travelling reserves for the T20 World Cup 2024 along with Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, and Avesh Khan. The batter led his Indian Premier League franchise Gujarat Titans in 2024 and has experience leading a side. Not only this, but his 426 runs in 12 matches in the season are proof that he knows how to handle the captaincy pressure and not let it affect his performance.