In spite of resting a few big names, India still went into the series against Zimbabwe as favourites. And, if the first ODI at Harare is anything to go by, the Zimbabweans will be in for a tough time for the rest of the games as well.
Zimbabwe met with unexpectedly strong resistance from Hong Kong, in the 2016 World T20 opener at Nagpur, in a Group B encounter. But, they brought in their experience into play to clinch the match by 14 runs
There was a time when Bangladesh were the one team that Zimbabwe could beat consistently. Those days are certainly history now. Bangladesh have held the upper hand over the more experienced minnows for a couple of years now.