After winning the Test and ODI series, Bangladesh will be aiming to win the T20I series as well.
Wesley Madhevere’s batting brilliance and bowlers’ collective performances gave Zimbabwe a 23-run victory in the 2nd T20I against Bangladesh. Now the series is levelled at 1-1 and the decider will be played on Sunday. Zimbabwe bowled impressively while defending the target of 167 and picked wickets regularly.
On the other hand, Bangladesh tasted their 1st defeat on this tour. They have played some real quality cricket, winning the Test and ODI series. However, the Tigers were outplayed by a better team on a given day in the 2nd T20I. None of the top 7 batters in the run-chase could play a long knock, which handed them a loss.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 3rd T20I
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date & Time: July 25th, at 4:00 PM IST and 12:30 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Fancode
The curator has done an incredible job in providing an excellent surface for all the matches played throughout this series. It’s a neutral wicket that will assist both batters and bowlers. Having said that, the wicket slows down in the latter half, and hence batting first will be a good option.
Probable Playing XIs for ZIM vs BAN:
Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva (wk), Dion Myers, Sikandar Raza (c), Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Milton Shumba, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara
Mohammad Naim-Sheikh, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah (c), Nurul Hasan (wk), Liton Das /Shamim Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed /Mustafizur Rahman
Top Picks for ZIM vs BAN Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batsmen
Wesley Madhevere played one of the best knocks of the series in the 2nd T20I, when Zimbabwe needed him the most. He scored 73 runs from 57 balls, which included 5 fours and 3 sixes.
Soumya Sarkar wasn’t able to repeat the similar performances of 1st T20I in the 2nd T20I. Still, he is a reliable player and we can expect him to do well in the decider.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Ryan Burl is playing the finisher’s role for Zimbabwe. He smashed the Bangladeshi bowlers in the death overs in the 2nd T20I, and scored 34*runs from 19 balls, which comprises of 2 fours and 2 sixes.
Shakib Al Hasan hasn’t delivered to his standards with the bat in this series, as he has managed to score only 12 runs in 2 matches. However, he picked 2 wickets at an economy of 7.5. He is a skilful player and we can expect good performance from him in the 3rd T20I.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Wellington Masakadza was the pick of the bowlers from Zimbabwe in the 2nd T20I. He picked up 3 wickets by conceding 20 runs in his full quota of 4 overs.
Shoriful Islam again stole the show for Bangladesh with the ball. He picked up 3 wickets in the 2nd T20I and too his total tally of wickets to 5 in this series.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Regis Chakabva is a must pick for your fantasy teams. He is an aggressive batter and has got enough firepower to clear the fence. In 2 matches in this series, he has scored 57 runs at an average of 28.5.
ZIM vs BAN Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ZIM vs BAN Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Regis Chakabva, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim-Sheikh, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere (vc), Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Shoriful Islam
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ZIM vs BAN Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Regis Chakabva, Soumya Sarkar (c), Mohammad Naim-Sheikh, Dion Myers, Shakib Al Hasan, Ryan Burl (vc), Wesley Madhevere, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman
ZIM vs BAN Risky Captaincy Choices:
Dion Myers is a decent striker of the ball. In 2 matches in this series, he has scored 61 runs at a strike rate of 141.86. It’s worth a risk to make him your fantasy team skipper.
Mahmudullah hasn’t fired in the last 2 matches, as he managed to score only 19 runs at a strike rate of 105.55. That being said, he is a vastly experienced campaigner and you can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Since the all-rounder’s slot is completely packed with talented players, it is difficult to pick Mahedi Hasan in the fantasy eleven.
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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.