But Rasool is hopeful and told Hindustan Times that he was likely to play in the last match on August 3. "Inshallah, I am hopeful," he said. The delay has even prompted chief minister Omar Abdullah asking for a chance for him. In a late-night tweet on August 1, the chief minister wrote, "Really disappointed that Parvez Rasool hasn't been given a game in Zimbabwe. Come on BCCI give the young man a chance to prove himself."
Rasool, 24, who was in the contention for the national side for a while now after a string of impressive performances, was selected after selectors preferred to go in with a young team for the ongoing series.
Rasool had shot to limelight with a seven-wicket haul against the visiting Australians while playing for the Board President's XI earlier this year.