The toss was delayed for 10 minutes on a cold morning as India retained the side which won the first match by nine wickets. The hosts made one change with Sean Williams replacing Craig Ervine in the playing XI.
With India already 1-0 in the series, the second game provides a good opportunity for the visitors to pocket the series before the third match.
India: Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Ambati Rayudu, Kedhar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (Captain & wk), Axar Patel, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Barinder Sran, Yuzvendra Chahal
Zimbabwe: Peter Moor, Chamu Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza, Sean Williams, Vusi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Elton Chigumbura, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Graeme Cremer (Captain), Tendai Chatara, Taurai Muzarabani