1st T20I: Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Who will win today’s match between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh?
On Saturday, Zimbabwe will host Bangladesh in the first T20 International at Harare Sports Club in Harare.
Zimbabwe qualified for the T20 World Cup 2022 after defeating Papua New Guinea in this month’s semi-final match. They defeated the Netherlands in the finals of the qualifying event and now hope to get off to a successful start against Bangladesh.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, concluded their recent trip to the West Indies by winning all three ODI matches but losing the T20I series 2-0.
The Bangladesh administration opted to rest regular T20I captain Mahmudullah for this tour and appointed wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan as captain. Mahmudullah struggled with both form and results, and rumors indicate that Shakib Al Hasan will likely be named captain for the forthcoming T20 World Cup 2022.
Zimbabwe will be expecting huge performances from their in-form all-rounders Sikandar Raza and Sean Williams, who were brilliant in qualifying matches. When Bangladesh flew to Zimbabwe last year, they lost the three-match T20I series at home, 1-2. After reaching 193 runs while batting first, Zimbabwe lost the series-deciding match by five wickets with only four balls remaining.
ZIM against BAN Match Details
Harare Sports Club is the venue
July 30 at 4:30 p.m. IST and 1:00 p.m. local time
Live Broadcasting & Streaming: FanCode
BAN versus ZIM Pitch Report
In T20 matches, the pitch at Harare Sports Club is well-balanced for both hitters and bowlers. The average first innings score is 157, and the majority of matches are won by the team batting first. In powerplay overs, the new ball will likely have more pace, but batters will likely control the match.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 1st T20I Probable Playing XIs
Craig Ervine (captain), Regis Chakabva (wicketkeeper), Sean Williams, Wessely Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Tony Munyonga, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, and Richard Ngarava.
Liton Das, Anamul Haque, Najmul Shanto, Afif Hossain, Munim Shahriar, Nurul Hasan (c & wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed.
Zimbabwe versus Bangladesh, First T20 International Probable Top Performers
Possibly the finest batter of the game.
The top-opening hitter is in excellent form, having scored 50 runs in the last ODI against West Indies and 49 runs in the last T20I. Due to the absence of Shakib and Mahmudullah on this tour, he must play with greater responsibility. In the first two T20 Internationals, he scored only 14 runs, but he will be a crucial batsman for Bangladesh in this series. In 50 T20I innings, he has scored 980 runs at an average of 20.
Possibly the finest bowler of the Game
The talented all-rounder dominated the T20 World Cup Qualifications by finishing second in run scoring with 228 runs in only five games. Additionally, the right-handed off-spinner captured five wickets, the most for Zimbabwe in the qualifiers. In his four-over finals effort against the Netherlands, Raza got four wickets while allowing only eight runs.