Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test Preview
Venue- Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Matchday- Nov 03, Sat – Nov 07, Wed at 09:00 AM IST
After clean sweeping Zimbabwe in the 3-match ODI series, Bangladesh would be hoping to repeat the same in the 2-match test series when they host the visitors at Sylhet Stadium for the first test match starting on Saturday.
Mustafizur fit to feature
Bangaldesh would be relieved with Mustafizur Rahman returning to the test squad. The left-arm pacer sustained an elbow injury in ODI series and was rested in the final ODI. With Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal already missing out, Rahman’s participation would have really come like a sigh of relief for Bangladesh.
C Mpofu replaces Richard Ngarava
Zimbabwe are boosted with the inclusion of Christopher Mpofu in the test squad in place of injury Richard Ngarava. The 20-year old Richard Ngarava picked up the groin injury while bowling in the third ODI. The experienced Mpofu replaces Ngarava who was set to make his Test debut but will have to wait longer.
3-day practice match
Zimbabwe played a 3-day practice match against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI to get familiar to the conditions. Batting first, the visitors posted 145-5 with Hamilton Masakadza’s (39), Sean William’s (29) and Sikandar Raza’s (32). In response, the Board XI scored 56-2 after which the match was declared drawn.
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Mahmudullah(c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Taijul Islam, Imrul Kayes, Nazmul Islam, Liton Das, Mohammad Mithun, Mominul Haque, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Ariful Haque, Abu Jayed, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaled Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan
Hamilton Masakadza (C), Tendai Chatara, Craig Ervine, Kyle Jarvis, Brendan Taylor, Brian Chari, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Peter Moor, Regis Chakabva, Donald Tiripano, Brandon Mavuta, John Nyumbu, Wellington Masakadza, Ryan Burl, Christopher Mpofu
Here’s the probable BAN vs ZIM playing 11-
Wicket-keeper – Liton Das
Batsmen – Mushfiqur Rahim, Mominul Haque, Imrul Kayes (Doubt: Nazmul Hossain Shanto/M Mithun)
All-rounders – Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Mehidy Hasan
Bowlers – Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed, Mustafizur Rahman (Doubt: Shafiul Islam)
Wicket-keeper – Brendan Taylor
Batsmen – Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine (Doubt: Peter Moor)
All-rounder – Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza
Bowlers – Brandon Mavuta, Tendai Chatara, Kyle Jarvis, Donald Tiripano
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In wicketkeeper, Brendon Taylor will be a safer bet.
In batsmen, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Hamilton Masakadza, Peter Moor and C Ervine are sure shot starters.
Sikandar Raza and Sean Williams are must have options from Zimbabwe in all-rounders. Mahumudullah and Mehidy Hasan will be perfect from the hosts.
In bowling, Abu Jayed, Taijul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman will be right choices. Abu Jayed picked 4 wickets in the last test match against Windies. From visitors, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara and C Mpofu are expected to be the key.
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