BAN vs ZIM Dream11 : Bangladesh and Zimbabwe begin the T20 Tri-Series involving themselves and Afghanistan today with the two sides clashing heads in the series opener
For both Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, our opponents of the series opener of the T20 Tri-Series, today’s match is of pivotal importance owing to its two toned nature. Not only will a jubilant triumph help them begin the series on the right note but also act as a massive impetus to what has been a harrowing couple of months for both these outfits.
For Zimbabwe in particular, 2019 has been one of their worst years in the cricketing fraternity. From being trounced in every series they partook in, not just defeated but decimated, the country were also denounced as members of the ICC with the government intervening in the cricketing body’s internal matters.
It’s been a rocky road for the side, an African country who never managed to rise to the echelons of international cricket but held the identity of one of the oldest countries playing the game. This series comes as a massive opportunity for them to help wrench free of the ordeal they are currently entrapped in and showcase their immense acumen when it comes to the cricketing pitch.
Elsewhere for Bangladesh, ever since the World Cup has ended, things have only waned for the side. On a downward spiral with Sri Lanka and Afghanistan both making a mockery of them, the side turn to the shortest format of the game today in a T20 Tri-Series featuring themselves, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The batting conditions prevelant on this surface have massively improved over the course of the last year, seeing the average score for the side batting first rise to 170 with the batsmen finding it easy to come out and open their arms with ease. Purchase for the spinners continues to remain though with the second part of the encounter especially seeing the slower bowlers come into full effect and get immense turn from the track.
It’s this proposition which makes this a wicket where the side winning the toss will be looking to bat first.
Probable Playing 11
Soumya, Liton, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam
Hamilton Masakadza (C), Brendan Taylor (wk), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Timycen Maruma, Ryan Burl, Tinotenda Mutumbodzi, Kyle Jarvis, Christopher Mpofu, Tendai Chatara, Neville Madziva
Given the current harrowing spate Zimbabwe find themselves in, we just can’t see them winning this clash. The side are not only floundering as a cricketing side but with little assistance from the IC or their governing council the side are massively devoid of the requisite facilities to succeed at the highest level.
They might end up punching above their weight today but it won’t be enough for them to come out with a win.
Match: Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe
Date And Time: 13th September, Friday- 6:00pm IST
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
Where To Watch: Star Sports Select 2 HD
- Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin
- Craig Ervine, Timycen Maruma, Ryan Burl, Kyle Jarvis
Top 4 Batting Order
- Soumya, Liton, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim
- Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams
- Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah
- Craig Ervine, Timycen Maruma
Death Overs Bowlers
- Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman
- Tendai Chatara, Neville Madziva
Wicket-Keeper for BAN vs ZIM Dream11
Zimbabwe’s wicket-keeper Brendan Taylor comes into our side for this match. While he’s not enjoyed the best of the times out in the middle across 2019, he is someone who is always capable of scoring good runs. Along with his escalated position in the batting order and role with the gloves, he becomes a good pick to rope in for this encounter.
BAN vs ZIM Dream11 Batsmen
Continuing with the picks from Zimbabwe, we have Craig Ervine become an instant pick for us given his enigmatic and enterprising displays. At a time when the country has been caught in turmoil, marred by some horrid performances in the batting department, Ervine has emerged as a reason to rejoice given the way he’s able to clean out the bowlers and lambast them with relative ease.
From Bangladesh we have selected Mahmudullah and Sabbir Rahman for today’s clash.
BAN vs ZIM Dream11 All-Rounders
The real gold quarry for today’s encounter, the all-rounders’ facet offers immense opportunity for this match. Ever since the rules in Dream 11 underwent a rejig, all-rounders have become of immense value in the T20 format with each boundary being doubled in points while wickets are now worth 25 credits.
We begin with Bangladesh’s Shakib-Al Hassan with him having scored 1,471 runs in 72 T20s along with Mosaddek Hossain from the side as well. Elsewhere from the opposition we are roping in Ryan Burl and Tinotenda Mutumbodzi with both capable of encapsulating their skill set as both a batter and bowler extremely judiciously.
BAN vs ZIM Dream11 Bowling Order
With Zimbabwe bound to lose wickets given the vulnerability of their paper thin batting order, it was always fair of us to get in a majority of bowlers from Bangladesh. We have opted for two pacers from the side, both of them being names who’ll operate with the new ball as well as get the death overs as well, making Mohammad Saifuddin and Mustafizur Rahman come into our side.
Kyle Jarvis from Zimbabwe wraps up our Dream 11 side for today’s encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Craig is selected as our side’s captain for today’s match while Shakib is the vice-captain.
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.