|Bangladesh v Zimbabwe 2014|
ScheduleFriday, 21 November 2014 at 07:30 GMT / 07:30 UK / 13:00 IST
VenueZahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
The visiting Zimbabwean team was beaten badly by Bangladesh in three Test series and that was a big achievement in the longer version of the game. Both sides will be involved in five One Day Internationals and the visitors will be anticipating different results in the forthcoming series. Two countries have played 59 ODIs, the Bengal Tigers have grabbed 31 while Zimbabwe were successful 28 times. The first match between them was held on October 11, 1997, at Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi, where Bangladesh lost by 48 runs and they suffered in their last game as well by seven wickets on May 8, 2013, at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo. The home side were at the receiving end on their away tour of West Indies who whitewashed the series at 3-0. Zimbabwe got the same fate at home against the visiting South Africans who degraded them in all three ODIs in the last series.
Mominul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Imrul Kayes and Mushfiqur Rahim scored plenty of runs in the recently concluded Test series against Zimbabwe. Shakib Al Hasan was once again a prominent all-rounder while Jubair Hossain, Mashrafe Murtaza, Al-Amin Hossain, Sabbir Rahman and Arafat Sunny are their prominent bowlers.
Hamilton Masakadza was the highest run maker in three Tests, Regis Chakabva, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor and Vusi Sibanda can control the innings with their solid batting. Elton Chigumbura performed well as an all-rounder whereas Tinashe Panyangara, Natsai M’shangwe, Sikandar Raza and Malcolm Waller are dependable bowlers.
Friday, November 21, 2014 @ 07:30 GMT, 13:30 local at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong.
A perfect weather with plenty of sunshine during the day with the temperatures around 18-29ᵒC.
The winning skipper will opt to bat first and will try to set a healthy target.
The wicket has treated nicely as far as batting is concerned and most of the batsmen posted big scores while the spinners will get more out of it.
Bangladesh – Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Al-Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque, Arafat Sunny, Imrul Kayes, Jubair Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal.
Zimbabwe – Elton Chigumbura (C), Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Craig Ervine, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Hamilton Masakadza, Natsai M’shangwe, Richmond Mutumbami, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Malcolm Waller, Neville Madziva, Timycen Maruma, Solomon Mire, Peter Moor, Tawanda Mupariwa, Brian Vitori.
The highly boosted squad of Bangladesh will be the favourite to win the encounter.