Regis Chakabva will command Zimbabwe in three one-day internationals against India in Harare beginning August 18 due to a hamstring injury to normal captain Craig Ervine.
The top-order batsman-turned-wicketkeeper guided Zimbabwe to a 2-0 series lead against Bangladesh last Sunday before suffering a sprained hand in the last match.
Zimbabwe will go into the match against India in high spirits, having recently defeated Bangladesh 2-1 in ODI and Twenty20 series.
Sikandar Raza, who played in the ODI series, is among the 17-man team chosen on Thursday by newly recruited coach Dave Houghton.
His unbroken centuries of 135 and 117 were crucial in establishing a 2-0 lead against the Bangladeshis thanks to two stunning run chases.
Since taking over for India-born Lalchand Rajput,
Since taking over as coach in June, Houghton has led Zimbabwe to nine wins in 11 ODI and T20 matches.
Apart from Ervine, Zimbabwe will be missing injured Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara, and Wellington Masakadza, as well as former captain Sean Williams.
The Harare Sports Club will host the series, Chakabva will captain which is part of the Cricket World Cup Super League.
Tanaka Chivanga, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Innocent Kaia, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Clive Madande, Wesly Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, John Masara, Tony Munyonga, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Donald Tiripano, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva (capt/wkt)
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