On a high after a clean sweep in the One-Day International (ODI) series, the young India team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni will aim to continue their domination when they take on minnows Zimbabwe in the first game of the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series in Harare on Saturday. (Lokesh Rahul promises to fire on all cylinders in T20s vs Zimbabwe)After inflicting a 3-0 ODI series whitewash on the hosts, the Indians will look to pull off an encore in the shortest format of the game and end the tour with a perfect record.The ODI series was thoroughly an one-sided affair dominated by the Indians, some of whom made their international debuts.Opening batsman Lokesh Rahul, along with Faiz Fazal, made the most of the opportunity to take the team to a comfortable victory against a hapless Zimbabwe side while leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal starred with the ball. (KL Rahul’s dream debut highlights India’s whitewash over Zimbabwe)But ahead of the T20I series, the hosts will take some encouragement from past results agaist India. In 2015, the Ajinkya Rahane-led India were held to a 1-1 draw in the T20I series after they lost the second match. Kedar Jhadhav and Manish Pandey, who are also on the tour this time around, will be well aware of the past results. (Faiz Fazal justifies late call-up with swashbuckling fifty on ODI debut)INDIA TO TEST BENCH STRENGTHAfter an easy outing in the ODI series, Dhoni will like to try out Mandeep Singh, Jayant Yadav and Jaydev Unadkat in the T20s. All of them have warmed the bench till now. (Sourav Ganguly raises questions on MS Dhoni’s future as India captain)advertisementRahul, Pandey and Ambati Rayudu are almost certain for a place the playing XI. But, it will be a toss up between Karun Nair and Fazal for the opener’s spot.Nair got to play in the first two ODIs, scoring 39 in the second game after failing in the first, but Fazal impressed in his first outing in international arena, scoring a maiden half-century in the third ODI. (Why Dhoni is not good news for Indian cricket anymore)Nair has been a consistent performer for Indian Premier League (IPL) sides Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils, but Fazal hasn’t featured in the cash-rich league since 2011.ZIMBABWE LOOK TO FIGHT BACKOn the other hand, Zimbabwe, after surrendering to a dominant India in the ODI series, will aim to give it all and put up some fight in the shortest format of the game and upset the visitors. (Dhoni becomes first Indian wicketkeeper to complete 350 ODI dismissals)However, the hosts suffered a blow when senior players Sean Williams and Craig Ervine were ruled out after suffering injuries during the ODIs.Ervine injured his hamstring in the first ODI, while Williams, who replaced him for the second game, fractured his finger at training soon after the toss.Tendai Chisoro and Tawanda Mupariwa, who were part of the ODI squad, have been left out, while the uncapped Tapiwa Mufudza earned a call-up.Brian Chari and Tinotenda Mutombodzi, who last played an international game in late 2015, were also recalled, while Chamu Chibhabha, who last played T20s in January, was picked following a decent run in the ODI series.Among the notable omissions from the ICC World T20 squad, in which Zimbabwe failed to qualify for the main round, are Tinashe Panyangara, out with a back injury, and Luke Jongwe.The series is expected to be a smooth ride for the visitors, who are ranked second in the T20 rankings, against the No.12th-ranked hosts.