After the Indian Premier League bash which lasted for a month, the Men In Blue are back to play at an International venue.

The two countries will play three One-Day Internationals and three T 20s on this tour.The young Indian side will play the 1st 50-over game on Saturday, June 11, 2016.The match starts at 12.30 p.m. IST.

The series will be shown live on Ten3 and Ten1HD in India. TSM will telecast the game in Zimbabwe while people in the U.S can watch on Willow TV.

Ten Sports will live stream the game on its official website.

Unlike other times, the visiting unit for this tour is comprised of many novice members, and they consider it as an opportunity to prove their mettle in front of selectors.

Dhoni, the captain cool will be leading from the beginning, and this is the crucial element which makes India superior over the hosts.

Players like Mandeep Singh, Karun Nair, and Jayant Yadav have not played International cricket before. All these three have performed their best in IPL, and they are all set to carry forward their momentum in this overseas outing as well.

To understand things more clearly, Dhoni has played more limited over cricket matches than all the 15 players combined!

On the other hand, Zimbabwe has picked a top rated squad, but they were away from Cricket for the past twelve months.

The next ICC Champions Trophy is just a year away, and both the teams will be aiming to identify new talents based on their performance in this series.

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The pitch at Harare is flat, and it is expected to be a batting paradise. The surface will be quite similar to the Indian conditions, and the youthful brigade will be trying to utilize this to the fullest.

Batting first is the best option after winning the toss. A total of 280 and above will be competitive at a venue like this.

The weather conditions are perfect, and experts are not predicting the chances of rain.

Rahane was the skipper of the Indian team in 2015 when they defeated Zimbabwe by 3-0. They look to do the same again under MSD.

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