Zimbabwe announce T20I series at home against India

The series will take place after the completion of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024

(Web Desk) - Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced that the five-match T20I series will be played in Harare between 6-14 July.

The series will take place after the completion of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024, which will be played between 1-29 June.

The statement from Zimbabwe Cricket said that the primary objective of the series is to further fortify the bilateral ties and foster a spirit of collaboration between the two cricketing boards.

Expressing his happiness, ZC Chairman Mr Tavengwa Mukuhlani said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting India for a T20I series in July in what will be our biggest international attraction at home this year.

“The game of cricket has always immensely benefited from India’s influence and dedication to the sport, and I would like to say a huge thank you to the BCCI for committing to tour Zimbabwe once again.”

BCCI Honorary Secretary Jay Shah reiterated the sentiment: “The BCCI has always played a pioneering role in contributing to the global cricketing community. We understand that it is a period of rebuilding for Zimbabwe, and Zimbabwe Cricket needs our support at this juncture.

This will be the fourth time Zimbabwe will host India in a bilateral T20I series, having previously played out series in 2010, 2015 and 2016.

The last T20I clash between the two teams occurred at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in 2022, with India securing a victory by 71 runs in Melbourne.

The match was memorable for a standout performance by Suryakumar Yadav, the two-time ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year, who smashed an unbeaten 61 runs off just 25 balls. 

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