ZIM vs BAN 1st T20: Bangladesh will look to continue their dominant form when they prepare for the first T20I against Zimbabwe on Wednesday. The series will be of great importance to the visitors as they look to ramp up their preparations ahead of the T20 World Cup qualifiers. As for the hosts, they will look to bounce back from a crushing whitewash in the ODI series and hope for some respectability in the shortest format of the game.
ZIM vs BAN 1st T20 preview
Bangladesh will be in good spirits following their comfortable whitewash win in the ODI series. The series brought a lot of positives, with Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das getting some crucial runs under their belt. With Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim ruled out, the onus will be on the duo along with Mahmudullah to shepherd the batting order.
As for Zimbabwe, the hosts will hope that Brendan Taylor can get back amongst the runs and turn the tide having lost the ODI series 3-0. The form of Regis Chakabva was one of the bright spots during the ODI series, and the wicketkeeper will be keen to translate it into the shortest format of the game. Wesley Madhevere and Sikandar Raza will also hope to make their mark, and clinch a confidence-boosting win.
ZIM vs BAN 1st T20: Predicted XIs
Zimbabwe: Tadiwanashe Marumani, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Regis Chakabva, Brendan Taylor, Dion Myers, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Luke Jongwe, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara
Bangladesh: Nurul Hasan, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman
ZIM vs BAN 1st T20: Date, time venue
The game will be played at the Harare Sports Club in Harare, Zimbabwe. The match will begin at 4:00 PM IST on Thursday, July 22.
ZIM vs BAN 1st T20: Live streaming
While no live telecast of ZIM vs BAN is available in India, there is a piece of good news for fans as live streaming will be available online. Fans will have to access the FanCode app or website to catch the action live on their mobile devices. Users will have to pay a nominal subscription fee to watch live streaming online of ZIM vs BAN.