BAN vs ZIM Dream11 : Zimbabwe look to keep their aspirations of making it to the summit clash alive as they scour for their elusive opening win
After a much needed break in theT20 Tri-Series, service resumes once again as we get ready to welcome the second round of fixtures in the marquee tournamnet. And beginning things will be two sides for whom a win is of paramount importance, taking precedence over everything else given how the first around transpired for them.
With both the sides losing to Afghanistan in their bygone clashes, a win today would put the much needed distance between each other, all but assuring the winners of progression into the final. Although Zimbabwe managed to show immense fighting spirit in their last match by putting on runs on the scoreboard, something they’re not usually associated with, the nature of the target at hand was one too hefty for them.
Chasing 198 set infront of the by Afghanistan, the side ended up stalling their run chase at 168 to lose by 28 runs while Bangladesh on the other hand were yet again trounced by an unstoppable Afghanistan outfit. They were set packing for a mere 135 while chasing 165, a 29 run defeat that Afghanistan win their 12th successive T20 clash.
Now up against each other, both these sides will be looking to regale us in a humdinger of a contest which is set to be contested if the first clash between the two is anything o go by. A low scoring match that day saw Bangladesh just about scram through by 3 wickets despite Zimbabwe’s best efforts to perturb them with the ball.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Toss won’t play a huge factor today with the side chasing winning on 9 occasions and losing the 8 times. However if we do have rain hamper proceedings today, the side seeing the coin flip its way will be looking to field first and make the most of the wetness stepped into the surface.
Recently, this is a track which has played out in favour of the batsmen with good scores being piled up over here, given the solid and hard nature of the wicket.
Probable Playing 11
Liton, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Brendan Taylor (wk), Hamilton Masakadza (C), Craig Ervine, Sean Ervine, Tinotenda Mutumbodzi, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Neville Madziva, Kyle Jarvis, Ainsley Ndlovu, Tendai Chatara
BAN vs ZIM Match Prediction
We’ll be in for a closely contested affair, one where the barest of margins end up as the defining factor in a match which looks set to boil down over into this dying stages. What should end up making the difference in Bangladesh’s favour is Zimbabwe’s abject batting unit, one which apart from individual shows of brilliance has faltered to impress.
Match: Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe
Date And Time: 18th September, Wednesday- 6:00pm IST
Where To Watch: Star Sports Select 2/HD
- Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin
- Craig Ervine, Tinotenda Mutumbodzi, Ryan Burl, Kyle Jarvis
Top 4 Batting Order
- Liton, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim
- Brendan Taylor, Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Sean Ervine
- Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman
- Craig Ervine, Tinotenda Mutumbodzi
Death Overs Bowlers
- Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman
- Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara
BAN vs ZIM Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
He was brought in to solidify Zimbabwe’s lower middle-order in the previous contest and with 40 runs in 22 balls, Regis Chakabva did everything plausible to cover himself in glory. It was a solid knock from him, one that manifested his skill set to make the most of the death overs and send the bowlers to the cleaners, making him up pick in this facet.
BAN vs ZIM Dream11 Batsmen
We continue with the selections from Zimbabwe with the side having shown glimpses of what they are capable of achieving as a batting unit, especially under a pressure situation. Craig Ervine is entrusted yet again by us despite enduring a sorry series till now, one where he has failed to impress but it’s his performances over the course of the year which tell a different story.
He can impress once he’s settled into his groove and we envision this being just the match for him to do so seeing us give him one more chance. Elsewhere from Bangladesh we have selected Mahmudullah who top scored for his side in the last match with 44 runs and Sabbir Rahman who got 24 runs.
BAN vs ZIM Dream11 All-Rounders
The slew of options to opt from Zimbabwe are immense over here. The side have some truly specialist performers of the T20 format in this facet, names who have used their penchant for the game to intertwine their skill set with both the bat and ball and play pivotal roles in either segment.
We’ll begin with their most impressive player till now, Ryan Burl who followed up his first ever half-century with 25 runs in the previous match with Tinotenda Mutombodzi accompanying him for this one after his 20 run knock. Elsewhere from Bangladesh we have opted for Shakib-Al Hassan after he took 2-18 against Afghanistan and Mosaddek Hossain.
BAN vs ZIM Dream11 Bowling Order
Given the vulnerability of both these batting units to crumble and collapse under pressure, it was only fair of us to bring in names who’ll be spearheading their bowling units in this segment. Kyle Jarvis was made a mockery of in the previous clash but he’s always been one to quickly comeback from such setbacks and should snare a good amount of wickets today given the conditions prevelant.
The 2 wickets in the last see Tendai Chatara accompany him while with 4-33 against Afghanistan, we have chosen Mohammad Saifuddin from the other side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Saifuddin is our captain for today’s match while Burl 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.