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Ajinkya Rahane-led India set for Zimbabwe challenge

The selectors met in the capital on Monday and announced the squad for the tour of Zimbabwe.

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The Indian team for the tour of Zimbabwe was picked by the national selectors on Monday. Ajinkya Rahane was elevated to the post of captain in absence of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. (Source: PTI)

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After getting picked for Bangladesh tour, veteran offie Harbhajan Singh was picked in the side once again. This time for the ODIs. (Source: PTI)

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Karnataka top-order batsman Robin Uthappa, after good outings in the domestic circuit and the IPL, made a comeback into the Indian side. (Source: PTI)

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Test opener Murali Vijay got a chance in the shorter format and is expected to open in absence of Rohit Sharma. (Source: AP)

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A total of 8 changes were made into the national side and Manoj Tiwary was one among them. (Source: PTI)

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Stuart Binny expectedly found a place in the 15-member squad. (Source: AP)

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Young Punjab seamer Sandeep Sharma, who plays for the KXIP in the IPL got a call. (Source: PTI)

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Mohit Sharma's selection was almost certain. (Source: AP)

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Manish Pandey, who plays for the Karnataka in the domestic circuit and KKR in the IPL, was picked. (Source: PTI)

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Young leggie Karn Sharma had been on the tour to Australia and will hope to make the most of another chance, this time against a weaker opposition. (Source: PTI)

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Dhawal Kulkarni was among the new ball bowers in Bangladesh. Will he play the same role in Zimbabwe? That needs to be seen. (Source: PTI)

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar will play a big role in absence of senior players. Apart from his bowling skills, he can chip in with the bat too. (Source: PTI)

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Axar Patel was far from his best in the recently concluded Bangladesh series. In absence of senior spinners, he would like to regain his lost mojo. (Source: PTI)

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Ambati Rayudu is a valuable middle-order batsman and a good fielder in the deep. No surprise he was picked. (Source: PTI)

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Kedar Jadhav was picked too and would be looking to score as many runs in the middle-order. (Source: PTI)