The second T20I of the three-match series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh will be played on Friday 23 July.
Both Zimbabwe and Bangladesh are forced to make few changes heading into the T20I series. While the hosts will be without Craig Ervine and Brendan Taylor, the visitors will not have the services of Tamim Iqbal. Bangladesh dominated the ODI series by winning 3-0 but will be wary of the threat posed by Zimbabwe in the shortest format.
There are back-to-back T20Is, and considering how the format is fast-paced, both teams will look to make early in-roads in the second T20I in Harare. Zimbabwe can take heart from the fact that they gave the fight to Bangladesh in the ODI series. With T20 being their stronger suit, the hosts will look to the game deep against Bangladesh.
Zimbabwe will be led by Sikander Raza and they will bank on the all-rounder to come good, Meanwhile, the visitors will look to round off their tour by sealing the T20I series too. Shakib Al Hasan will once again be key and will continue his good form.
The second T20I is set to be played on Friday, July 23 at the Harare Sports Club, Harare. The pitch generally favors the teams who bat first, as it slows down as the game progresses.
Playing combination for ZIM vs BAN
The hosts will hope their bowling led by Luke Jongwe, keeps the Bangladeshi batting unit quiet. The batting will be dependent on Raza and he has to take the additional responsibility to score some quick runs.
Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wesley Madhevere, Regis Chakabva (WK), Dion Myers, Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza (C), Luke Jongwe, Wellington Mazakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara
On the other hand, Bangladesh will want to keep the winning formula going and hope for their experienced players like Shakib, Mahamdulluh, and Mustafizur Rahman will take them home.
Mohammad Naim, Liton Das (WK), Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah (C), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam
Bench: Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Shamim Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Aminul Islam Biplob, Nurul Hasan
ZIM vs BAN Head-to-Head
Played – 13 | Zimbabwe – 4 | Bangladesh – 9 | N/R – 0 | Tied- 0
Played – 2 | Zimbabwe – 1 | Bangladesh – 1 | N/R – 0 | Tie- 0
ZIM vs BAN Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 04:00 PM IST, 12:30 PM Local
Live Streaming – Fancode