Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to field in the first One-Day International (ODI) against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club in Harare on Saturday.
The new-look Indian side has three players — Lokesh Rahul, Karun Nair and Yuzvendra Chahal — making their international debut. Zimbabwe is led by new skipper Graeme Cremer.
The teams will play three ODIs and as many T20 internationals in the short limited overs series.
Zimbabwe: C. Chibhabha, H. Masakadza, R. Mutumbami†, V. Sibanda, C. Ervine, Sikandar Raza, P. Moor, E. Chigumbura, G. Cremer (Captain), T. Muzarabani, T. Chatara
India: L. Rahul, M. Pandey, K. Nair, A. Rayudu, K. Jadhav, M.S. Dhoni (Captain), A. Patel, D. Kulkarni, J. Bumrah, B. Sran, Y. Chahal