Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Prediction
- Sep 13, 2019
- 18:00:00, GMT +5:30
- Shere Bangla National Stadium – Dhaka, Bangladesh
Who will win Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20?
Bangladesh are set to host Zimbabwe and Afghanistan for a T20 tri-series. The opening game of the series will be played on September 13 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Live telecast of the first T20 international is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM local time.
Bangladesh are coming into this tri-series having suffered a humiliating 224-run defeat against Afghanistan in a one-off test match at Chattogram. Prior to that, they had toured Sri Lanka in the month of July for a three-match one-day international series. Bangladesh had a torrid time on that tour where they were humbled in each of the three matches. Zimbabwe’s previous international assignment came in Ireland where they played three ODIs and as many T20Is against the hosts. While they were swept aside in the fifty-over format, they managed to eke out a 1-1 draw in the game’s shortest format.
BAN vs ZIM, 1st T20: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Fox Sports, Sky Sports, Ten Sports, Willow TV, GTV, Super Sports
Live Streaming: Bet365, SonyLIV, Bangladesh Cricket YouTube Channel, Sky Sports App
BAN vs ZIM Toss Prediction
Seven of the last nine T20 internationals played at the Shere Bangla have been won by the side bowling first. And since the pitch is expected to remain good for batting throughout the duration of the game, the team that wins the toss here will probably prefer to chase.
BAN vs ZIM Weather Report
A lot of rain has been forecast for the entire week in Dhaka. There is a strong chance of heavy downpours accompanied by thunderstorms on Friday evening and so we could have a shortened game, if there is any play at all. Temperature is expected to be around 26 degrees Celsius and humidity close to 86%.
BAN vs ZIM Pitch Condition
The Shere Bangla has offered batsman-friendly pitches in the recent past with 170+ having been scored here five times in the previous six innings. 150 is the average first-innings score at this ground in T20 internationals. Spinners are likely to perform better in these conditions than fast bowlers.
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and predictions for Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20.
Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11
- Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Zimbabwe Predicted Playing 11
- Brendan Taylor (wk), Hamilton Masakadza (c), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Timycen Maruma/Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Ryan Burl, Kyle Jarvis, Richmond Mutumbami, Chris Mpofu, Tendai Chatara, Neville Madziva
Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have played nine T20 internationals against each other in the past with the former slightly ahead of the latter with a 5-4 scoreline.
Zimbabwe have beaten Bangladesh thrice in their last five attempts in the 20-over format including the previous two occasions – by 31 runs and 18 runs in January 2016 at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna, Bangladesh.
At the Shere Bangla National Stadium, the two countries have faced-off twice in the format – in November 2015 – with both winning once each. While Bangladesh won the first of those encounters by four wickets, Zimbabwe emerged victorious in the second by three wickets