Shubman Gill named captain for Zimbabwe tour; Abhishek, Nitish, Riyan, Deshpande earn maiden India call-up

In IPL 2024, Jurel amassed 195 runs in 11 innings while playing for Rajasthan Royals. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sanju Samson, currently with India’s squad for the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup and yet to get a game in the competition, also find themselves in the new-look India squad for the Zimbabwe tour.

Gill named captain for Zimbabwe tour; Abhishek, Nitish, Riyan, Deshpande earn maiden India call-up

Abhishek Sharma, Nitish Reddy, Riyan Parag, and Tushar Deshpande have earned maiden call-ups to the Indian team, to be led by Shubman Gill, for the five-match T20I tour of Zimbabwe, scheduled from July 6-14 at the Harare Sports Club.  

Impressive performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 for their respective franchises have propelled Abhishek, Nitish Reddy, Riyan and Tushar to be included in the Indian team for the first time. Wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel has been included in India’s T20I squad for the first time after playing three Tests for India against England in the 4-1 series triumph earlier this year,