Shakib Al Hasan is a very good captaincy option for this clash.
Zimbabwe and Bangladesh will lock horns in the second T20I of the three-match T20I series on Friday (July 23). The game will take place at the Harare Sports Club Harare.
The match will commence at 4 PM IST (12:30 PM local) and will be live on Fancode in India.
Nothing much has gone Zimbabwe’s way in this tour as they are yet to register a victory against Bangladesh. After losing the one-off Test and succeeding ODI series, the home team couldn’t do much in the first T20I as well. They failed to defend 152 runs in Harare as Bangladesh crossed the line in 18.5 overs, winning the match comfortably.
The second T20I is indeed significant for Zimbabwe as they wouldn’t like to suffer another series defeat. Hence, they must unleash their best show in this clash. On the other hand, Bangladesh will gain an unassailable 2-0 lead with a win. They would definitely be determined to do so.
Predicted Playing XIs for ZIM vs BGD:
Regis Chakabva (wk), Tadiwanashe Marumani, Tarisai Musakanda, Dion Myers, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza (c), Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani
Mohammad Naim, Liton Das/ Shamim Patwari, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nurul Hasan (wk), Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Captaincy Picks for ZIM vs BGD:
Shakib Al Hasan
Veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been on a roll in this tour, and Zimbabwe must beware of him. Throughout the tour, the southpaw has scored runs regularly alongside taking crucial wickets. He bowled a spectacular spell in his last outing, taking one wicket and conceding just 28 in his quota of four overs.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Regis Chakabva will be the man to watch out for from the Zimbabwe camp. While most of his fellow batters struggled to get going in the first T20I, Chakabva played a stunning cameo. He played shots all over the mark and mustered 43 off 22 balls. Not to forget, he has also been precise with his glovework as well.
Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips for ZIM vs BGD:
Shakib Al Hasan (C), Sikandar Raza
Blessing Muzarabani, Soumya Sarkar (C), Luke Jongwe
Mohammad Saifuddin, Regis Chakabva (C), Dion Myers, Shakib Al Hasan
Regis Chakabva (VC), Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah Riyad, Dion Myers, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Sikandar Raza, Afif Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Blessing Muzarabani, Luke Jongwe and Mohammad Saifuddin
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.