August 8, 2022
Match Preview – Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, Bangladesh 2022 in Zimbabwe, 1st ODI


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Zimbabwe has enjoyed a month of rare success. After dominating the T20 World Cup qualification tournament, they registered their first T20I series win over Bangladesh. There was a lot of fun and partying at Harare Sports Club. Although now the focus is to quickly shift to ODIs, a format that has made a huge difference. This year between the two teams, Bangladesh have also come up with a winning streak of 19 matches against Zimbabwe.

It also includes last year’s 3-0 win. That series was part of the ICC ODI Super League, but this series is not. Nevertheless, Tamim Iqbal has made it clear that Bangladesh cannot take any series lightly these days.
Key players in Zimbabwe will not be Craig Ervine (hamstring and knee injury) and Sean Williams, who have been given a break due to personal matters. In Ervine’s absence, Regis Chakabava is the stand-in captain.
Apart from this, established fast bowlers Tendai Chatra and Blessing Mujarbani are also missing. Less experienced Bradley Evans and Victor Nyuchi, who bowled effectively in the third T20I a few days ago, are in the new ODI squad. The pair will pair up with Richard Ngarwa and Luke Jongwe in the fast bowling attack, while Wellington Masakadza is the lead spinner. Zimbabwe will have to rely heavily on Sikandar Raza, Wesley Madhevere and Ryan Burle in the batting department, which has many inexperienced players.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh will be hoping that their tour of Zimbabwe will improve with the return of Tamim and Mushfiqur Rahim to the batting order. They will expect Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mossadek Hossain to shine with the bat, while Tamim could pick up the likes of three pacers to start the morning in Harare. This would mean that Taskin Ahmed will return to the ODI line-up after losing two ODIs in the West Indies.

Overall, Bangladesh will be on high alert after Zimbabwe showed so much heart in T20Is.

form guide

Zimbabwe LLLLW (last five completed matches; most recent first)
Bangladesh WWWWL

in the headlines

Ryan Burley Became one of the most talked about cricketers this week when he scored 34 runs in an over against Bangladesh. It was the joint second-most runs in a single over in T20Is, as Burl helped Zimbabwe win the series 2-1. They don’t have big numbers in ODIs this year but Zimbabwe will hope to carry this confidence in the longer format as they begin a long ODI run against Bangladesh, India and Australia.

Taskeen Ahmed He was Bangladesh’s Player of the Series against South Africa in March but a shoulder injury ruled him out. Taskin has played only one ODI and two T20Is in the West Indies since the tour of South Africa, scoring 88 runs in seven overs. Tamim Iqbal will expect a strong showing from Taskin, as the three-man pace attack is needed at Harare Sports Club.

team news

Zimbabwe have to make at least five changes in their squad, which played their last ODI against Afghanistan in June. Takudzwanashe Kaitano could bat at the top of the order while Luke Jongwe, Evans and Nyuchi could be the three fast bowlers.

Zimbabwe (Probable): 1 Innocent Kaia, 2 Wesley Madhavere, 3 Takudzwanshe Kaitano, 4 Sikandar Raza, 5 Regis Chakabwa (c & wk), 6 Ryan Burle, 7 Milton Shumba, 8 Luke Jongwe, 9 Brad Evans, 10 Wellington Masakadza, 11 Victor Nyuchi

Mushfiqur Rahim will slip back into the middle order after missing out on the West Indies tour for Bangladesh, but the lack of all-rounders means there is likely to be a long tail.

Bangladesh (Probable): 1 Tamim Iqbal (Captain), 2 Liton Das, 3 Nazmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), 5 Mahmudullah, 6 Mosaddek Hossain, 7 Mehdi Hasan Miraj, 8 Taskin Ahmed, 9 Taijul Islam, 10 Mustafizur Rahman , 11 noisy islam

pitch and conditions

The pitches at Harare Sports Club were batting-friendly during the T20I series earlier this week, but in ODIs over the past five years, teams batting first have averaged less than 225. Probably 12 out of 21 teams have lost while batting first. , The weather should be dry during the series.

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