Stuart Binny
Stuart Binny will add to the Indian bowling line up as well apart from his batting.Reuters

Stuart Binny was included in the ODI and Twenty20 (T20) squad of India for the Zimbabwe tour because of his all-round playing abilities.

The 31-year-old is well aware of it. 

"At the moment I am very happy to be part of the tour. I know my roles as it is very clear to me. I know I have to deliver with both bat and ball. I am looking more to swing the ball and in ODIs that is the main factor as a bowler," Stuart Binny told reporters before leaving for Zimbabwe.  

Stuart Binny is also hopeful that he will add to the Indian bowling attack and is looking forward to bowl the full quota of 10 overs.

Being an all-rounder, he will also have the opportunity to bat at number six or seven and score some quick runs for his side.

"Hopefully, if I get a chance, I will give it my best. We currently don't know the combination, what the wickets will be in Zimbabwe. I have never been in there. I have heard the wickets are similar to South Africa," said the son of former Indian cricketer Roger Binny, who was part of the Indian team that won the World Cup in 1983.

"If that is the case then my role as an all-rounder will come into play. I am looking forward to bowl full ten overs and bat at number six and seven," Stuart Binny added.  

India will be playing two T20s and three ODIs against Zimbabwe starting from 10 July. This series will also see the new rules coming into play when India Zimbabwe take on India at their own backyard.

"When it comes to bowling it will be a good thing for the bowlers to have five fielders outside the circle. When you have five fielders outside the circle it becomes difficult as we have to bowl very tight lines.

"When it comes to batting, there are only four fielders in the circle. So we have to look for the gaps to find the boundary. A little bit of freedom has been taken away from the batsmen," said Stuart Binny. 

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