Preview: Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 1st T20I

Zimbabwe and Bangladesh will face each other for the final ODI on Tuesday on 20th July, Bangladesh want to eagerly clinch the series and they will face each other in T20 on 23rd July Friday at Harare sports stadium Zimbabwe, Hence the veteran Mushfiqur Rahim will be missed in T20 for his busy schedule.

While Zimbabwe will try to win the T20 series to take one trophy in their pocket, Hence they will put a much better performance in the T20 series against Bangladesh.

Players to watch out for:


Shakib Al Hasan-He is a left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spinner. He picked 92 Wicket in T20. Hence he is one of the big names that Bangladesh has ever produced and he is also a genuine rounder, In T20 he has scored 1567 runs with an average of 23.74 in 75 innings.

Shoriful Islam-He became a left-arm paced bowler in 3 matches he took 2 wickets in T20 with an economy of 9.66. Hence he is the specialist triumph of Bangladesh.


Wesley Madhevere-He is a Right-hand batsman with a Right-arm off-break bowler, he has scored 205 runs in 10 matches and scored 2 fifties. Hence his highest score is 70*not out. He also delivers with the ball he took 3 wickets with an economy of 6.46.

Wellington Masakadza-he is a left-arm orthodox spinner he took 14 wickets with an economy of 7.56. Watch out for this player.

Pitch report:

The pitch at Harare sports club is very much Batting friendly, hence it will be little help for the pacers and if both the teams bring their spinner then they have to bowl tightly with their line and length. On this ground matches won batting First is 18, a match won bowling first 8, and average first innings score is 157 and 2nd innings score si 134 on this ground.

Weather conditions:

On 23rd the weather will be plenty of sunshine, Real feel shade 17-degree wind speed will be 17km/h, Probability of precipitation is 0%but later there will be 2%cloudy, hence it will be warmed in a day and slightly cool at night.



Mahmudullah (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam.


Brendan Taylor, Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Wellington Masakadza, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Richmond Mutubami, Richard Ngarava, Regis Chakabva, Donald Tiripano, Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chatara, Timycen Maruma, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Dion Myers, Luke Jongwe, Ryan Burl.

Zimbabwe’s first T20 match at home nearly for Two years, Hence it will be the sixth bilateral T20 series against Bangladesh, In the recent past Bangladesh has lost the T20 series against Newzeland, But Bangladesh will be the best team to win the T20 series against Zimbabwe.

Moreover, there are big names like Shakib Al Hasan who has a tremendous record in T20 both with bat and ball, he is also a leading wicket-taker of his team he has the nerve to take a match and win a game. In a recent post-match conference he said “If I can win the mental game within myself, I can score runs regularly”.

Hence both the teams are eagerly waiting to face each other in T20’s.

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