Zimbabwe seek favourable end to rough month

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The Bangladesh-Zimbabwe series have been exclusive on only one side, so a dead rubber certainly does not do much to add excitement. But for a team from Zimbabwe that has endured a horrible past month, the third ODI in Chittagong will be another opportunity to prove its worth before the series of tests.

That does not mean that everything was perfect in the local team's camp. Fazle Mahmud is still looking for his first international career, having been fired by ducks in both ODIs so far. But such slips have been the exception and not the norm.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah, his two best hitters, have not yet started, but that has been reduced by the good form of the others. Imrul Kayes and Liton Das put 148 for the first wicket of the previous game. Mohammad Mithun has been well established in the middle order. And Mohammad Saifuddin has shown his utility with the bat and the ball, which should be encouraging for the captain and coach.

With the ball, Mustafizur and Mashrafe have done well, but Nazmul Islam, the spinner on the left arm, has been less overwhelmed apart from those two impressive deliveries to fire Brendan Taylor and Sikandar Raza in the first game.

Zimbabwe has not been able to capitalize on strong positions. They reduced Bangladesh to 139 for 6 in the first ODI, but then they conceded a seventh participation of 127 races. In the chase, they made a quick start and then slipped to 100-by-5 ​​on the 26.

Brendon Taylor made 75 in the second game, but came out just as they were picking up their race index around 30th. Sikandar Raza missed his fifties, but his effort was foiled by some excellent slog-overs bowling.

Kyle Jarvis and Tendai Chatara were quite effective in Dhaka, sharing seven windows, but in a flat spot with dew around, they could not do it. Do not force the issue in Chittagong. Raza took three windows but kicker Brandon Mavuta could not make enough deliveries that threatened the hitters.

Form Guide

Bangladesh: WWLWW (Last five complete matches, the most recent first)

Zimbabwe: LLLLL

In the center of attention [19659002] With scores of 144 and 90, Imrul Kayes has been the best batsman in Bangladesh in this series. If it ends with another great score, it would be difficult to leave it when Tamim Iqbal returns from the injury.

Sikandar Raza showed its total value with 49 and three windows in Chittagong. With a little more support, Raza can show more of his style as a middle-order hitter and a practical betting pitcher.

Team news

There could be opportunities for Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Ariful Haque, Rubel Hossain and Abu Hider, all of whom have not played in this series, but the late inclusion of Soumya Sarkar is an indicator that management of the team wants to try it, probably in the higher order.

Bangladesh (probable): 1 Liton Das, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Fazle Mahmud, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (week), 5 Mohammad Mithun, 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Mohammad Saifuddin, 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza, 10 Mustafizur Rahman , 11 Nazmul Islam

Places may be available to anyone. Look, Craig Ervine, Richard Ngarava, John Nyumbu, Wellington Masakadza and Tarisai Musakanda, after many of the players in Zimbabwe performed poorly in the first two games.

Zimbabwe (probable): 1 Hamilton Masakadza (capt), 2 Cephas Zhuwao, 3 Brendan Taylor (week), 4 Sean Williams, 5 Peter Moor, 6 Elton Chigum bura, 7 Sikandar Raza, 8 Donald Tiripano, 9 Brandon Mavuta , 10 Kyle Jarvis, 11 Tendai Chatara

Field and conditions

Chittagong will offer another batting track, but the captain who wins the pitch will surely want to play first because of the afternoon dew.

Statistics and curiosities

  • Imrul Kayes needs 79 races to cross the 312 races of Tamim Iqbal, the highest count of a Bangladeshi batsman in a three-game ODI series.

  • Brendan Taylor & # 39; s 75 in the second game helped him cross over to Elton Chigumbura to become the best ODI runner in Zimbabwe in Bangladesh.


"We have discussed the importance of making the most of their possibilities, so Imrul and Liton were wrong, they ruined it, but those opportunities have to be created, it does not happen all the time."
Mashrafe Mortaza in Imrul and Liton dating in the 80s and 90s in the second game.

"It was a series that we were heading to, and I thought we had a good chance, we put ourselves in the best positions in both games, but we just did not make it." 19659029] Captain of Zimbabwe Hamilton Masakadza

source:- espncricinfo.com

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