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May 27

India in Zimbabwe ODI Series, 2016

Two international cricketing heavyweights will come together this summer when the India team tour Zimbabwe in June. The tour begins on the 11th of June, culminating on the 22nd of June, and will include a total of six games.

The Fixtures

Although the team will no doubt arrive in Zimbabwe ahead of the first fixture, the opening match is the First Test of an ODI Series, playing out on the 11th of June. The Second ODI will take place on the 13th of June and the Third on the 15th of June. Just three days later the first of three T20I games will take place on the 18th of June, with the Second and Third T20I games on the 20th and 22nd respectively. All games are due to take place at the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe’s capital city. The tour was meant to include a test series, but this was changed to three T20Is at the request of the host nation.

After the last game the Indian team will pack up their cricket bats to head straight to the West Indies for another tour. It’s been a busy year already for the India cricket team, who have hardly put down their cricket bats, having toured Australia and Sri Lanka earlier in the year and hosting England, New Zealand and Bangladesh later in the year. Zimbabwe will also be hosting Sri Lanka later in the year.

India vs Zimbabwe

The India cricket team have toured Zimbabwe four times in the last six years. The most recent tour was only last year in July 2015. During the last tour, India was victorious in the ODI series, winning 3-0, but the teams drew 1-1 in the T20 series. On the T20 Rankings Predictor from the ICC, India take second place with Zimbabwe trailing in twelfth. In the ICC ODI Rankings Predictor, the teams are a little closer with India in fourth and Zimbabwe in eleventh.

This six-fixture tour is sure to be every bit as exciting as it was last year, and whilst India is the favourite for both series, Zimbabwe can often surprise, especially when it comes to the ODIs.

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