ZIM vs BAN Stats : Zimbabwe will take on Bangladesh in a three match T20I series starting in Harare from 22 July. Zimbabwe lost one off the Test and then they suffered ODI series loss too and now this T20I series is their last chance to win something against the visitors. Zimbabwe’s performance in Test and ODIs have been good in some patches but they need to be more consistent and in the shortest format they have the best chance like they defeated Pakistan too in April and that win will further motivate them ahead of this series and on the other side, Bangladesh who have been playing good cricket will take this series for their preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Zimbabwe and Bangladesh have been playing T20I cricket against each other for the last 15 years but in these 15 years they have played only 13 T20I matches against each other and their T20I rivalry has been decent so far.
Zimbabwe and Bangladesh played their first ever T20I against each other in November 2006 and the first match was won by Bangladesh with ease and over the years these two teams have played some T20 matches in which both Zimbabwe and Bangladesh did decent job. Although Bangladesh have an upper hand against the hosts in this format too.
Zimbabwe and Bangladesh haven’t played a T20I match against each other at a neutral venue yet.
ZIM vs BAN T20I Match Results Since T20 World Cup 2016 :
Zimbabwe have played decent number of T20I matches since T20 World Cup 2016 which was held in India. In these five years they have played 34 T20I matches, of which they won only 7. Their performance could have been much better but the uncertainty of future and some other problems forced players to move away from Zimbabwe and it’s one of the major reasons why they’re struggling in cricket. Although currently they have a decent squad and should challenge Bangladesh and here are their T20I record since the last T20 World Cup.
Zimbabwe in T20I Cricket Since T20 World Cup 2016 :
Bangladesh were knocked out in the group stage of last T20 World Cup and since then they have also played good number of matches in this format but they aren’t looking a side who is making progress. Here and there they put up some good performances like they won a T20I against India too but overall their performance in this format has been disappointing and here are their record in this format since the last T20 World Cup.
Bangladesh in T20I Cricket Since T20 World Cup 2016 :
As we have already discussed that Zimbabwe and Bangladesh played their first ever T20I against each other in November 2016 and since then they have played total 13 matches over 15 years. In the last two years they have played total four T20Is and all have been won by Bangladesh. Zimbabwe’s last T20I win against Bangladesh came back in January 2016 and now they have a chance to clinch their first win against the visitors after a gap of five years.
Last 5 T20Is between ZIM and BAN :
Zimbabwe won – 1
Bangladesh won – 4
Zimbabwe’s batsmen who are playing in this series haven’t had good success against Bangladesh in T20I format. The likes of Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza and Regis Chakabva all have abysmal record against Bangladesh in this format and now they have a good opportunity to improve their following numbers.
Zimbabwe Bowling Stats vs Bangladesh in T20Is :
Zimbabwe’s current set of bowlers haven’t played enough number of T20I matches against Bangladesh and the likes of Blessing Muzarabani, Luke Jongwe, Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhvere have been impressive in this format for time being and in this series they all have to step up to bring Zimbabwe on winning ways.
Bangladesh’s batsmen have decent record against Zimbabwe in T20Is. Experienced Tamim Iqbal, Shakib al Hasan, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Sowmya Sarkar all have played some wonderful knocks against them and they will further look to improve their numbers.
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Bangladesh Bowling Stats vs Zimbabwe in T20Is :
In the bowling department Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib al Hasan have been stand out performers against Zimbabwe in T20Is and now they have picked up some fine bowlers like Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Aminul Islam etc who have been good in domestic cricket and will look to do well in this game.
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