Bangladesh will take on Zimbabwe at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in the first match of the T20I tri-nation series. Both teams will be playing to prove that they can compete at the highest level. Bangladesh has faced a lot of criticism for their loss against Afganistan in the one-off test match. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe Cricket team has lost its status as an ICC nation after the defeats against Netherlands and Ireland. Here is the Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Dream 11 prediction.
The first match of this series will be played between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe on 13th September at Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka. The match is scheduled to start at 6 PM IST.
Weather and Pitch Report:
There are chances of rain during the match. So there might be a few interruptions during the game.
The average score at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in T20Is is only 148. So anything more than 160 will be a highly competitive target here.
One of the best all-rounders in cricket, Shakib Al Hasan will be key for the Bangladesh side as always. Mushfiqur Rahim can do some good damage to opposition bowling if he gets going. However, the absence of Tamim Iqbal might hurt Bangladesh.
The bowling department of Bangladesh will depend on Sabbir Rahman and Mahmudullah. Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan can give the team some good spells too if needed.With some quality all-rounders on the side, Bangladesh looks really comfortable going into the match.
Hamilton Masakadza is going to retire after thiss eries and for sure he would like to do it with a win for the team. Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Masakadza will look to give the team a good start in the top order. Other than that, Zimbabwe has some experienced batsmen such as Timycen Maruma,Craig Ervine and Sean Ervine in the middle order.
In the bowling department, Kyle Jarvis, Christopher Mpofu and Neville Madziva will look to provide the team with some early breakthroughs.
Injury and Availability News:
There has been no injury updates from both the sides.
Predicted Playing XI
Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin
Hamilton Masakadza(c), Brendan Taylor(w), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Ryan Burl, Kyle Jarvis, Chris Mpofu, Tendai Chatara, Regis Chakabva, Richmond Mutumbami, Neville Madziva
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Dream 11 prediction:
Batters: C Ervine, Sabbir-Rahman, S Sarkar
All-rounders: S Williams, R Burl, Shakib-Al-Hasan
Bowlers: T Chhatara, T Islam, M Saifuddin, M Rahman
Wicket keeper: M Rahim
Captain & Vice-captain: Shakib-Al-Hasan, S Williams