Formidable India gear up for T20 whitewash against Zimbabwe


HARARE: The ODI series proving to be a stroll in the park, Mahendra Singh Dhoni would look to finish his current season with another dominant performance when he leads India in the three-match Twenty20 series against a hapless Zimbabwe, starting on Saturday.

Riding high after inflicting a 3-0 whitewash on the hosts, Dhoni and his boys will try to do an encore in the shortest version as well.

The likes of Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, who toured here last time, will do well to remember that the T20 series in 2015 ended in 1-1 draw after the Ajinkya Rahane-led side lost the second game.

But the world’s most experienced T20 skipper in-charge and a team which has 14 out of the 15 players (save Faiz Fazal) with IPL contracts, India again are runaway favourites to decimate a Zimbabwe side which at times has looked inferior than many of the lower-rung first-class Indian sides.

With the gulf between the two teams being so huge, Dhoni would ideally like to shuffle his batting order a bit and also try out some of the benchwarmers like Mandeep Singh, Jayant Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, who will also be itching to get a game under their belt.

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