5 Indian players to watch out for in the Zimbabwe tour
Published - Jun 10, 2016 9:36 am | Updated - Jun 10, 2016 9:36 am
India’ tour of Zimbabwe will be a chance for the young Indian team to leave a mark in the minds of the selectors who have shown their faith on them. The team, under the wise leadership of MS Dhoni, mainly consists of fresh names who have no or very little international experience. However, such tours are always full of surprises. The young guns haven’t played in Zimbabwe and getting used to the conditions would be a challenge. However, their track record shows that they have the capability to overcome the relatively easier yet tricky challenge.
1. Karun Nair:
Karun Nair has been Karnataka’s batting mainstay for the past couple of domestic season. He had an outstanding debut season for Karnataka in 2013/14 and was a vital performer for his domestic side which clinched the Ranji and Irani titles that year. IPL 2016 saw him reap the benefits of his Domestic and India A performances after he was fetched by DD for a handsome sum of 4 crore. He justified his price tag by putting up a satisfactory show, scoring 357 runs in 14 games with a best knock of 83*. Nair, in fact, could have made his India debut earlier after he was called in as a replacement for injured Murali Vijay for the tour of Sri Lanka in 2015. Unfortunately, he did not get the opportunity there but the Zimbabwe tour will see him shoulder the middle order responsibility of the team.