At the Harare Sports Club in Harare, Zimbabwe (ZIM) will welcome Bangladesh (BAN) in the first T20I game on Saturday. Zimbabwe won its match against Papua New Guinea in the T20 World Cup qualifier semi-final to go to the big event. In their most recent encounter, they also triumphed over the Netherlands in the last qualification game.
Bangladesh enters this match having won the ODI series 0-3 against West Indies but falling short in the T20I match 2-1. Shakib Al Hasan, a prominent player for Bangladesh, and Mahmudullah, the team’s regular captain, have been rested for this tour. For the T20I series, the wicketkeeper and batter Nurul Hasan is chosen as the interim captain.
ZIM vs BAN Match Details:
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 1st T20I
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date & Time: 30th July at 04:30 PM IST and 01:00 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: FanCode
ZIM vs BAN, 1st T20I Pitch Report:
In T20 matches, the pitch at Harare Sports Club is ideally balanced for both batsmen and bowlers. With the new ball, pace bowlers receive some helpful assistance, and middle overs are likely to be dominated by batsmen. Teams batting first have won more games in this venue, where the average first-inning score is around 155 runs.
ZIM vs BAN, 1st T20I Probable Playing XIs:
Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Sean Williams, Wessly Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Tony Munyonga, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava.
Litton Das, Anamul Haque, Najmul Shanto, Afif Hossain, Munim Shahriar, Nurul Hasan (c & wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed.