Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, Match 4
18th September 2019, 6:00 PM IST
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
Bangladesh and Zimbabwe face off against one another in Match 4 of the ongoing Tri-series on Wednesday in Chattogram. Both teams lost their previous game to a rampant Afghan side and aim for nothing but a win in this game. Their previous meeting saw debutant Afif Hossain steal the show with a scintillating knock towards the end of the innings to guide the hosts to a sensational win last week. With a couple of new faces set to feature for them, Bangladesh look to identify their preferred combination without compromising on a win, which isn’t going to be easy against a decent Zimbabwean outfit, led by Hamilton Masakadza.
The pitch should play similar to the one at the Shere Bangla Stadium with the spinners expected to play a major role. Batsmen should play the strokes freely on this surface with scores in between 160-170 being a competitive one.
There is no threat of rain on Wednesday with clear conditions with a few clouds also expected to make an appearance at the ground. Dew might play a factor which could force captains to chase here in this must-win game for both teams.
Injuries: No injury concerns are reported from either side with both teams set to have the entire squad to choose their playing eleven for this game,
Probable Playing XI
Youngster, Mohd Naim has been drafted into the squad and should slot in alongside Liton Das while the experienced duo of Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib al Hasan follow them in the batting order. The side possesses ample batting depth with Afif Hossain and Mohd Saifuddin batting at number eight and nine respectively. Mustafizur Rahman hasn’t been at his best in the tri-series and would ideally want to make amends at the expense of Zimbabwe
Liton Das, Mohd Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Aminul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
No changes are expected from Zimbabwe although they have no points from the two games prior to this one. Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine and captain, Hamilton Masakadza have gotten off to starts without converting them in both games. This has hurt Zimbabwe, who aren’t able to capitalize upon such starts. Their bowling unit has done a decent job in both their defeats with Tendai Chatara standing out with his clever variations while much is expected from Jarvis and Madziva in this game.
Brendan Taylor, Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Sean Ervine, Tinotenda Mutumbodzi, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Neville Madziva, Kyle Jarvis, Ainsley Ndlovu, Tendai Chatara
1. Shakib al Hasan
2. Mustafizur Rahman
3. Sean Williams
Liton Das, Points: 45-47, Grade: A
Brendon Taylor, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
Shakib al Hasan, Points: 90-92, Grade: A+
Craig Ervine, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
Mahmudullah Riyad, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
Mohd Naim, Points: 36-38, Grade: B
Sean Williams, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
Mohd Saifuddin, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
Mustafizur Rahman, Points: 95-97, Grade: A+
Tendai Chatara, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
Ryan Burl, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
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