5 fantastic picks for Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 1st ODI
ZIM vs. BAN ODI: The first of three ODIs between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh will be played at Harare Sports Club, Harare on Friday afternoon. All three ODIs are part of the CWC Super League which serves as the qualification track for the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India. Therefore, both teams will be looking to make the most of these three one-day games. When it comes to the CWC Super League standings, host Zimbabwe sits in last place with just one win in three outings while Bangladesh sit comfortably in second. Earlier, Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 220 points in the single test and are said to be looking to replicate the same in the limited series.
Here we’ll take a look at the five fantastic picks or game changers ahead of the first ODI in Harare-
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Tamim Iqbal – Bangladesh limited-format skipper Tamim Iqbal is averaging 43.17 against Zimbabwe in the ODI. He scored 1,684 points in 41 innings against Zimbabwe, including three hundred and nine and fifty, and will be crucial at the forefront of the order. He has been in good shape in 2021 recently, scoring 158 points in three innings against Windies in January-February, 92 points in three innings against New Zealand in March-April and 82 points in three innings against Sri Lanka in may.
Mehidy Hassan – The right-hand man from Bangladesh finished at the top of the wickets in the single test with 9 scalps to his name. Hasan was the main wicket taker for Bangladesh on the Windies tour in January-February and the Sri Lanka tour in May, picking up 7 scalps in 3 matches each.
Shakib Al Hassan – The Bangladesh all-rounder has been out of form lately but cannot be written off. Shakib Al Hasan is 40+ against Zimbabwe in the ODI. He scored 1,404 runs in 42 innings at an average of 40.11, including three hundred and seven fifty.
Brendan Taylor – The wicket-keeper batsman finished top scorer in the single test against Bangladesh, scoring 173 points in 2 innings, but unfortunately couldn’t guide his team to victory. Taylor scored 6,530 points in 198 ODI innings averaging 35.68 during his 2004-2021 career. Against Bangladesh, Taylor scored 1,410 points in 52 ODI innings with an average of 28.77.
Mahmudullah – Mahmudullah has been in excellent form since the start of 2021. He was the leading scorer for Bangladesh on the New Zealand tour in March-April, scoring 119 points in 3 innings with an average of 59.50. Against Sri Lanka in May, Mahmudullah finished second in scoring for Bangladesh, scoring 148 points in 3 innings with an average of 49.33. In addition, he played a winning 150-point game against Zimbabwe in the single test. Mahmudullah will be crucial with the bat in the absence of Mushfiqur Rahim in the middle order in the limited series.
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ZIM vs. BAN teams:
Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Tamim Iqbal (captain), Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Saifoud, Mohamma Islam
ZIM against BAN, 1st ODI: Zimbabwe aim to bounce back, Bangladesh aim for top spot in CWC Super League rankings
Taylor Brendan, Tiripano Donald, Chakabva Regis, Kaitano Takudzwanashe, Kasuza Kevin, Maruma Timycen, Masakadza Wellington, Muzarabani Blessing, Myers Dion, Ngarava Richard, Chatara Tendai, Chisoro Tendai, Chivanga Tanaka, Ervine Craig, Gumbie Joylord, Kaauchi, Roywe Victor, Shumba Milton, Williams Sean (captain).