After 3-0 win against Zimbabwe in the ODI series, a confident Indian side will begin their T20 proceedings now.

The first match of the series will be played on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at the Harare Stadium. The game begins at 4.30 PM IST.The hosts will be looking for a fresh start after the massive loss in the 50-over format.

Makhaya Ntini, the Zimbabwe coach, has already expressed his confidence, and he added that this is a new venture for them, that too competing with the big boys from Asia.

The hopes of the African unit lies on the shoulders of Elton Chigumbura and Vusi Sibanda. Even though the team displayed pathetic cricket, these two players showed that extra fighting spirit which is quite essential against top International teams.

The fresh Indian squad is expected to be more confident as they are moving on now to the 20 over format. All the players in the squad are experts in the shortest game; thanks to the IPL, which concluded recently.

Exclusive Dressing Room Reports:

The hosts, this time, are a bit pressurized as they will miss the service of Craig Ervene and Seaan Williams due to injuries.

It will inevitably create negative impacts in the Zimbabwe batting lineup, and they will undoubtedly face struggles in facing the Indian pace attack. The Indian team has regained the same playing XI that was part of the concluded series as well.

K L Rahul will open the innings for India, and the selection of his partner remains as a dilemma. Kerun Nair and Faiz Fazaal are competing to fill this slot for the Men in Blue.

Live Streaming Information:

Ten 3 and Ten HD are telecasting the game in India. If you reside in Zimbabwe, you can follow the clash on TSM. Viewers can watch the 1st t20 live online on the official website of Ten Sports.

Pitch and Conditions:

Batting in Harare is not at all an easy task.

The pitch is tricky sometimes, but if a batsman gets settled down, he can play big innings.

There are absolutely no chances of a shower, and it makes the evening a perfect pick for a cricket war.

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