After a thumping victory in the ODI series, Bangladesh will take on the hosts Zimbabwe in the first T20I at the Harare Sports Club, on July 22.
Bangladesh has dominated the tour so far and will look to continue the momentum. They will be without the services of skipper Tamim Iqbal, who sustained a knee injury. They will bank on the likes of veteran Shakib Al Hasan, skipper Mahmudullah and the inform Liton Das. Das was the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh in the recently concluded ODI series. He scored 155 runs in three matches at an average of 51.67.
Bangladesh ODI Captain @TamimOfficial28 will miss the three-match Twenty20 series against Zimbabwe starting Thursday as he will return home to begin a rehabilitation programme for a right knee ligament injury.https://t.co/aAy0AArquP
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) July 21, 2021
On the other hand, the Zimbabwe players will need to pull themselves together. Sikandar Raza will be leading the Zimbabwe squad in the T20I series as their regular skipper Brendan Taylor has been rested. Sean Williams and Craig Ervine continue to be unavailable for the side, Regis Chakabva was impressive in the ODI series with 164 runs in three matches at an average of 54.67.
He will have to carry his form in the T20Is as well, for Zimbabwe to make a comeback in the series.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh First T20I – Match Details
Match: Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, First T20I
Date and Time: 22nd July 2021, 4:00 pm IST
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
The Harare Sports Club does offer some assistance to the pacers early on. But with the match starting at mid-day, things might change. The batsman will as usual enjoy their time out in the middle. The team batting first has won most of the matches at the venue.
Predicted Playing XI
Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza (C), Wesley Madhevere, Tandiwanashe Marumani, Dion Myers, Tarisai Musakanda, Regis Chakabva, Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani
Bangladesh: Mahmudullah (C), Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 2021: First T20I – Dream11 Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Regis Chakabva, Liton Das, Tarisai Musakanda, Wesley Madhevere, Mohammad Naim, Mahmudullah, Shakib-Al-Hasan, Sikandar Raza, Mushtafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Blessing Muzarabani
Captain: Shakib Al Hasan | Vice-captain: Wesley Madhevere
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Regis Chakabva, Liton Das, Tarisai Musakanda, Wesley Madhevere, Mohammad Naim, Shakib-Al-Hasan, Sikandar Raza, Taskin Ahmed, Mushtafizur Rahman, Luke Jongwe, Blessing Muzarabani
Captain: Shakib Al Hasan | Vice-captain: Luke Jongwe