Parvez Rasool and Mohit Sharma were drafted into the Indian team for a brief limited-overs trip to Zimbabwe later this month, named in a 15-man squad which will be led by Virat Kohli.
Kohli is currently leading the team in the tri-series in the Caribbean, following a hamstring injury to Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The Zimbabwe tour, which will include five One-Day Internationals, will mark his first full-time stint as the national skipper with Dhoni being given more time to recover from his Grade 1 hamstring tear.
Rasool, the offspinning allrounder from Jammu and Kashmir, had an excellent domestic season while Mohit, the paceman from Haryana, caught the eye with his incisive bursts for Chennai Super Kings in Season-VI of the Indian Premier League. The 24-year-old Rasool is the first player from Jammu & Kashmir to be named in the Indian side.