ZIM vs BAN 3rd T20I: With series at stake, 5 players who could change the match – Zimbabwe finally outclassed Bangladesh in the 2nd T20I to level the series 1-1. Zimbabwe opening batsman Wesley Madhevere’s outstanding batting followed by Wellington Masakadza and Blessing Muzarabani’s disciplined bowling helped the host beat Bangladesh by runs in the 2nd T20I of the three-match series against Bangladesh here at the Harare Sports Club, Harare on Friday. Now that Zimbabwe’s key players like Masakadza, Muzarabani and Madhevere are in the form they will aim to seal the series in the 3rd T20I while Bangladesh will want Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Naim to continue their great form and help Bangladesh bounce back.
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We at Insidesport will take you through five players who can change the game on its head in 3rd T20I between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.
Zimbabwe opening batsman has scored 96 runs in two games of the series against Bangladesh and is the highest run-scorer of the series so far. The 20-year-old will aim to continue his great form in the 3rd and final T20I as well. The right-hand batsman was named Man of the Match for his 73 runs innings in just 57 balls that helped the host win the 2nd T20I by 23 runs.
Blessing Muzarabani is Zimbabwe’s latest bowling sensation even though the host have just won one game, he has impressed everyone with his bowling perfomance. In the 2nd T20I, he took two wickets in his very first over of the innings to push Bangladesh on back-foot. The right-hand pacer took the crucial wickets of Mohammad Naim and Soumya Sarkar. Bangladesh openers were in top form as they had scored 100 runs for the first wicket in the 1st T20I.
Wellington Masakadza, who bowls left-arm spin, is the second-highest wicket-taker of the series. He broke the back of Bangladesh bowling in the 2nd T20I three wickets. The 27-year-old removed Mahedi Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan and visitors skipper Mahmudullah. He will aim to continue his performance in the final game and help Zimbabwe win the series.
Shakib Al Hasan
Bangladesh veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has announced his return to form in this series against Zimbabwe. With his left-arm spin, he has picked two wickets in the T20I series. However, he is yet to perform with the bat in the series. The left-hand batsman has scored 208 runs in 11 games with 15 wickets to his name against Zimbabwe. Shakib will aim to improve his record in the final T20I
Mohammad Naim is the second-highest score in the series. The left-hand batsman has scored 68 runs in two games with a fifty to his name. He was involved in a record-breaking opening partnership with Soumya Sarkar in the first game of the series. Naim will want to end the ZIM series on a winning note.