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ZIM vs BAN Dream11 Prediction 1st ODI Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Fantasy Cricket Tips, Stats, Pitch Report 16 July

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ZIM vs BAN Dream11 Prediction: Zimbabwe will take on Bangladesh in the first ODI at the Harare Sports Club on Friday, 16 July. Zimbabwe will look to start the series well after a heavy 220-run defeat in the one-off Test match. However, they will have to make do without the services of regular captain Sean Williams and Craig Ervine due to covid-related protocols. Meanwhile, Bangladesh would be keen on extending their dominance across formats. They have been in decent form in the 50-format having won five out of the nine ODI Super League matches till date.

ZIM vs BAN Dream11 Prediction

Fixture Name: Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh

Competition: 3-match ODI Series

Date: 16th July

Time: 1:00 PM IST

Team Form Guide:

ZIM (most recent first) – W, L, L, L, L

BAN (most recent first) – L, W, W, L, L

ICC Rankings:

ZIM: 13

BAN: 7

Ground: Harare Sports Club, Harare

Brief Score of the last result at the venue: Zimbabwe (129/7) beat United Arab Emirates (175/10) by three wickets according to D/L method on 16 April 2019.

Pitch Report

The Harare Sports Club, Harare tracks are generally on the slower side but decent amount of runs can be scored if the openers see off the new ball. There is generally a lot of assistance for the first 5-10 overs for the pacers due to the moisture in the air. The track should ease out as the match progresses while there will be enough assistance for the spinners too.

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Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Dream 11 Prediction

Zimbabwe Team News:

  • Sean Williams and Craig Ervine continue to isolate after coming into contact with family members who tested positive for covid.

Expected Team News:

  • Timcyen Maruma might feature in the starting line-up after scoring a fifty in the warm-up match against Bangladesh.
  • There is a chance that Zimbabwe could opt to not pick a specialist spinner in Wellington Masakadza due to the presence of Sikandar Raza, Wesley Madhevere and Ryan Burl.

ZIM Playing 11 (Likely):

Tinashe Kamunhukamwe/Timycen Maruma
Tadiwanashe Marumani
Dion Myers
Brendan Taylor (WK/C)
Wesley Madhevere
Sikandar Raza
Ryan Burl
Donald Tiripano/Luke Jongwe
Richard Ngarava
Blessing Muzarabani
Tendai Chatara

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BAN Team News:

Injured Update, Unavailability:

  • Bangladesh have already announced that Mushfiqur Rahim has left Zimbabwe due to personal reasons.
  • Mustafizur Rahman might be rested for the first match after suffering an ankle injury in the warm-up match against Zimbabwe Select XI.

Expected Team News:

  • Mohammad Naim is expected to continue as Tamim Iqbal’s opening partner despite failing to impress in the warm-up game against Zimbabwe Select XI.
  • Shoriful Islam is the most likely candidate to replace Mustafizur Rahman if the latter is rested.

BAN Playing 11 (Likely):

Tamim Iqbal (C)
Mohammad Naim
Shakib Al Hasan
Liton Das (WK)
Mahmudullah
Mosaddek Hossain
Afif Hossain
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Mohammad Saifuddin
Taskin Ahmed
Mustafizur Rahman/Shoriful Islam


Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain and Differential Pick

Captain Options:

Tamim Iqbal: Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal would be an obvious captaincy option due to his record against Zimbabwe. Even in the last ODI series between the two sides, Tamim hammered 310 runs from three matches. He made a fluent 66-run knock in the warm-up match against Zimbabwe Select XI.

Shakib Al Hasan: Bangladesh’s superstar all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan could be in for big points as he will bat at No.3 and also bowl his full quota of ten overs. Shakib struggled especially with the bat in Bangladesh’s most recent ODI series against Sri Lanka but Zimbabwe should pose a lesser threat to him. He made 37 runs in the warm-up match against Zimbabwe Select XI.

Differential Pick:

Brendan Taylor: Zimbabwe’s stand-in skipper Brendan Taylor looked in great touch during the one-off Test against Bangladesh by scoring twin fifties. The experienced campaigner is also most likely to don the gloves if Regis Chakabva doesn’t find a place in the starting line-up.


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ZIM vs BAN Dream11 Team Prediction

WICKET-KEEPERS: Brendan Taylor, Liton Das
BATSMEN: Tamim Iqbal, Mosaddek Hossain, Wesley Madhevere
ALL-ROUNDERS: Shakib Al Hasan, Sikandar Raza, Mehidy Hasan Miraz
BOWLERS: Taskin Ahmed, Blessing Muzarabani, Mohammad Saifuddin

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