There is lots of buzz going on in the media as Zimbabwe defeated Bangladesh and clinched their first T20I Series win over Bangladesh. Before ZIM vs BAN 1st ODI, Khaled Mahmud, Bangladesh team director lashed out at the Bangladesh team and called it “disgrace” as they lost the T20I series to Zimbabwe.
The ODI Series starting from 5th August is going to be super exciting for cricket fans as both the teams would look to win the series. Bangladesh will see as the opportunity to take revenge on the other hand Zimbabwe would look to carry forward their winning momentum in ODIs as well.
The 1st ODI between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh is supposed to be played at Harare Sport Club, where the surface does not assist the batsman much, So we can expect a total of 250 to 270. It is likely possible that whoever wins the toss would choose to bowl first as this surface has some help to offer for bowlers and the team would look to cash on it.
Probable Playing XI:
Complete Squad: Regis Chakabva(w/c), Innocent Kaia, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Brad Evans, Victor Nyauchi, Richard Ngarava, Tarisai Musakanda, Milton Shumba, Tony Munyonga, Tadiwanashe Marumani
Complete Squad: Tamim Iqbal(c), Litton Das(w), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Taijul Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Anamul Haque, Afif Hossain
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date: Friday, 5th August 2022
Time: 12:45 PM IST
Streaming Platform: FanCode
This game will be 50-50, Undoubtedly Bangladesh is a more balanced team on the paper but Zimbabwe would be pumped up with the T20I series win and has the potential to beat any team on their day.