Bangladesh is all set to host a T-20 series against Zimbabwe and Afghanistan. The first game of the series will be played between Host Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Friday.
Let me remind you, Bangladesh are coming after a humiliating 224 runs defeat against Afghanistan in a test match. Before that, they lost an ODI series to Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe played their last series against Ireland and they were on the losing end in the fifty over format, but somehow they managed to draw the shortest format.
The match is set to begin at 6:00 PM IST.
BAN vs ZIM, 1st T20I, Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019
Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka
13th Sept 2019, 6:00 PM IST
BAN: W, L, L, W, W
ZIM: L, W, L, W, W
The pitch at Shere Bangla offers a lot of assistance to the batsmen. The score of 170+ has been seen here five times in the previous six innings. Spinners will have more opportunity than the pacers.
Bangladesh Team News:
Zimbabwe Team News:
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Mahedi Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Yeasin Arafat, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Taijul Islam, Afif Hossain.
Hamilton Masakadza (c), Timycen Maruma, Regis Chakabva, Richmond Mutumbami, Sean Williams, Tendai Chatara, Brendan Taylor, Neville Madziva, Christopher Mpofu, Ainsley Ndlovu, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Craig Ervine, Ryan Burl, Tony Munyonga, Kyle Jarvis.
Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman,Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah
Ryan Burl, Kyle Jarvis, Richmond Mutumbami, Chris Mpofu, Tendai Chatara, Neville Madziva, Brendan Taylor (wk), Hamilton Masakadza (c), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Tinotenda Mutombodzi
Shakib Al Hasan is one of the leading wicket-taker (23) and run-getter (332) at this venue in the T20 format. he bagged 8 wickets in the last series against West Indies.
Mahmudullah averages 57.85 with the bat and has plucked 12 wickets at this ground in theT20I format.
M Rahim is a key player in Bangladesh side and has scored 370 runs at this venue along with a couple of half-centuries.
Hamilton Masakadza has scored the most runs for the team in the 20-over format with 1529 runs in his pocket. He would put all his efforts as he is set to retire after this series.
Sean William has slammed a few fifties in this format along with 23 wickets under his belt.
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