Match Details

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe; 1st Match

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Bangladesh Twenty20 Tri-Series

Friday, 13th September 2019; 04:30 PM IST.

Pitch Report

Chasing is preferable at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. The venue has witnessed mediocre scores in the last few games. However, the predicted increasing level of humidity as the match progresses might quicken up the pitch in the second innings.

Weather Forecast

The weather in Dhaka is worst this week. Due to this, a lot of downpours is expected throughout the match. Expect either cut down in overs or match abandoned which looks like to happen. Thunderstorms are also forecasted throughout the match.


Bangladesh are set to have Zimbabwe and Afghanistan for a T20 tri-series. The opening round of the series will be played on September 13 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Live broadcast of the first T20 international is going to start at 6:30 PM neighbourhood time.

Bangladesh: Team News and Probable Line-Up

Bangladesh are coming into this tri-arrangement having endured a mortifying 224-run rout against Afghanistan in an only test match at Chattogram. However, preceding that, they had visited Sri Lanka in the period of July for a three-match one-day international series. Bangladesh had a torrid time on that visit where they were lowered in every one of the three matches.

Team News

The Tigers have rolled out immense improvements to the squad that played in their last T20 series against the West Indies in December. With Tamim Iqbal on leave while Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Ariful Haque, Abu Hider Rony, Mohammad Mithun and Islam Apu are altogether dropped.

Youthful paceman Yasin Arafat is unexpected incorporation. He is participating in the squad by fellow youngster Mahedi Hasan and Afif Hossain while Mohammad Saifuddin is fit enough to return following injury.

Probable XI

Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman.

Zimbabwe: Team News and Probable Line-Up

Zimbabwe’s last international assignment came in Ireland where they played three ODIs and as many T20Is against the hosts. While they were swept aside in the fifty-over format. They managed to eke out a 1-1 draw in the game’s shortest format. Zimbabwe put up an impressive batting performance in their convincing eight-wicket win last time out, chasing Ireland’s 171 with 20 balls to spare.

Team News

Hamilton Masakdza will captain the side in what will be his last series before resigning from international cricket. He will lead a squad that contains two uncapped players with Ainsley Ndlovu and Tony Munyonga hoping to make their T20 debuts.

One of his last goes about as skipper was to assume a job in the removal of all-rounder Sikandar Raza. Who won’t highlight in this tri-series on disciplinary grounds which could finish his global profession.

Probable XI

Brendan Taylor (wk), Hamilton Masakadza (c), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Timycen Maruma/Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Ryan Burl, Kyle Jarvis, Richmond Mutumbami, Chris Mpofu, Tendai Chatara, Neville Madziva.

Head To Head

Matches Played- 09

Won by Bangladesh- 05

Won by Zimbabwe- 04

Matches Tied- Nil

No Result- Nil

Captain/Vice-Captain choice for Fantasy Team

Shakib Al Hasan: The Bangladesh skipper is the second-best all-rounder in the world. He is one of the leading wicket-takers at the Shere Bangla (23 wickets). As well as one of the leading run-getters (332 runs) at this ground in the T20 format. Shakib was also the best bowler for his side with eight wickets in last year’s T20I series against the West Indies.

Sean Williams: He is among the world’s best all-rounders in T20 internationals. The left-hander is one of the leading run-scorers for Zimbabwe and has cracked four fifties in the format. Williams has 23 wickets under his belt and he can trouble the Bangladeshi batsmen with his off-spin.

Apne11 Prediction

Zimbabwean cricket is at present experiencing an awful stage and it will be hard for their players to center and perform in the midst of this strife. They have endured vanquishes on 12 events in their last 14 T20 internationals which shows the amount, they have been battling in the game’s most limited configuration.

However, Bangladesh are an entirely solid group with many match-victors in their positions. Therefore, it will be extreme for Zimbabwe to beat them in their own conditions.

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