India have announced a second-string squad for the series against Bangladesh, and while the decision was on expected lines given India’s tight international and domestic schedule, it is also true that India cannot take the Bangladeshis lightly.
Team India picked up yet another easy win over minnows Zimbabwe to complete a 5-0 cleansweep. Leggie Amit Mishra claimed a career best of 6 for 48 to set up an easy 7-wicket win for the World Champions.
The one-day series against Zimbabwe is only going from good to better for India. A win at Bulawayo in the fourth ODI was a mere formality of sorts, but it was the manner in which the victory was achieved by India that was most impressive.
India eased to a 9-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the fourth ODI at Bulawayo to find itself on the brink of a cleansweep. Zimbabwe put up its worst batting show, getting bowled out for just 144 runs. India made no fuss of the target and got the runs with 19.5 overs to spare.
Not many may be following the current ODI series between India and Zimbabwe owing to the one-sided nature of the series. Also, this is not such a high-profile cricket event even with India taking part since Zimbabwe are among the weakest sides in international cricket.