BAN Vs ZIM Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Agonising and languishing Zimbabwe strives for solace come the shortest format of the game today
From putting on a strong and staunch fight infront of Sri Lanka to completely rolling for and getting trounced by Bangladesh. For Zimbabwe, the bygone ODI series against Bangladesh was a rude reminder of the severe difference in quality between them and the rest of the cricketing arena with the side completely ripped apart and decimated in their 3-0 defeat.
What the series defeat did was not only shine light on the immense work Zimbabwe need to carry out before they can match sides in the top 10 of the cricketing arena but also the side’s complete inadequacy when playing in Asian conditions. They were persistently flummoxed infront of the rank turners to flounder with the bat and failed to mix up their deliveries on the batting conducive surfaces to be cut into shreds.
The third ODI was vindictive of this discourse with Bangladesh piling on 322 in 43 overs before eventually folding out Zimbabwe’s sortie for a mere 218 to register a 123 run win through the DLS method. It was a performance which the Africans need to turnaround rapidly with the two match T20 series upon them if they are to redeem themselves and show they are capable of rediscovering their long lost form in the fraternity.
After being comprehensively beaten in every docket of the game in the ODI series, Zimbabwe will find it a travesty to overhaul their underachieving form in the T20 series. This should be a simple and straightforward win for Bangladesh with the side once again doling out a battering to Zimbabwe’s paper thin bowling unit.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A solid surface for the batters, the team winning the toss will be looking to come out and bat first on this wicket. The surface does have a likelihood to wane and regress as the match runs down its course with the slower bowlers being able to curtail the bats from piling on the runs to make chasing a tricky task.
Probable Playing 11
Tamim Iqbal, Liton, Mohammad Naim, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (C), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Aminul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam
Tinashe Kamunhukanwe, Regis Chakabva, Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams (C), Sikandar Raza, Richmond Mutumbami (WK), Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Donald Tiripano, Carl Mumba
T20 Match T20 Series
Match: Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe First ODI
Date And Time: 9th March, Monday- 5:30pm IST
Telecast: Star Sports Select 2/HD
5 Must Have Picks
- Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Aminul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shafiul Islam
- Regis Chakabva, Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Carl Mumba
BAN Vs ZIM Dream11
With 176 runs in the third ODI, Bangladesh’s wicket-keeper, Liton will make a way into our Dream 11 side for today’s encounter.
His two 100s in succession in the second and third ODI see us thrown open this docket of our Dream 11 side with the pick of Tamim Iqbal from Bangladesh. He scored 128 in the culminating ODI to be involded in a 292 run stand for the opening wicket, one which all but swung the fixture in Bangladesh’s favour.
We are also opting for Soumya from the side with while from Zimbabwe we have Craige Ervine come in owing to his ability set to cut apart the bowlers on a wicket which promises to allow the batters to come out and cream the ball to the fence.
His side’s top scorer in the third ODI with 61 runs, had it not been for the reslliance and vigour shown by Sikander Raza, Zimbabwe would have failed to even cross the 200 run mark in that encounter. Sean Williams comes in as well from the contingent after the player piled on 30 runs in the same encounter, a knock which alluded to his quirky calibre as an all-rounder.
The 42 runs in the match see us move in for Wesley Madhevere as well from the side, a player who emerged as a real shining light for Zimbabwe in despondent times. The all-rounder was flawless and dependable with the bat, covering himself in glory with some pleasing to the eye displays to persistently come up with meaningful displays in the series.
From the opposition meanwhile, after leaving Zimbabwe disgruntled with his lethal spell of 4-41 in the last ODI, Mohammad Saifuddin will wrap up our side for the day.
In a bowling unit which was dispatched to all parts of the ground, Carl Mumba emerged as the only bowler to emerge with wickets in his kitty. He picked up all three wickets Bangladesh lost in the last clash to make him a must have pick from the side for this encounter.
On the other hand, the partnership of Mustafizur Rahman and Shafiul Islam will be inducted into our unit from Bangladesh with the two set to make the most of Zimbabwe’s vulnerabilities with the ball to leave them bewildered and distraught.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Bangladesh Bat First: After two 100s in a row, Tamim will captain our outfit for the day while Williams comes in as the vice-captain.
Zimbabwe Bat First: Ervine will captain our side while Raza is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Liton, Soumya Ervine, Iqbal, Williams, Raza, Madhevere, Saifuddin, Mumba, Rahman, Islam
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.