A new limited overs series has been added to India's cricket schedule for 2024 which will take place right after the T20 World Cup as the Men in Blue tour Zimbabwe for a five-match T20I series. This will be India's first tour of the African nation since 2022, with Harare hosting all five games from July 6 to 14. The first two matches will be day games starting at 1 PM IST, and the last day-night match will start at 6 PM IST.
“We are extremely excited to host India for the T20 series in July, which will be our biggest international attraction on home soil this year,” Zimbabwe Cricket president Tavengwa Mukuhlani said in a press release. “The importance and magnitude of this tour cannot be overemphasized, especially as it comes at a time when we are working around the clock to re-establish ourselves as a force to be reckoned with at the highest levels of the game. Are.”
This will be the fifth instance of Zimbabwe hosting India for a T20I bilateral series since 2010. They toured in 2015 and 2016 and returned victorious both times. Two years ago, India toured Zimbabwe for a three-match ODI series which saw KL Rahul return from injury and whitewash the team 3-0.
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“BCCI has always played a leading role in contributing to the global cricket community. We understand that this is a period of rebuilding for Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Cricket needs our support at this time,” said BCCI Secretary Jay Shah.
The series has been linked to India's tour of Sri Lanka, which is expected to take place later that month, with both teams set to play three ODIs and three T20Is. It is now likely to be postponed to August as the seat is vacant before India hosts Bangladesh for a two-Test and three-match T20I series at home. Next month in October, New Zealand are scheduled to visit India for a three-Test series before gearing up for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia.