Fantasy Cricket Tips: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test
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Fantasy Cricket Tips: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test

Fantasy Cricket Tips: After making a return to the cricket field post the suspension, Zimbabwe Cricket Team will look to make an impact against Bangladesh. The Bangla Tigers have failed to match their performances of the ODI and T20I formats in the longest format of the game. They lost a Test match to Afghanistan at home and then they bowed down to India and Pakistan in the ICC World Test Championship.

The main reason behind their lackluster performances has been the absence of their premier all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan who is currently banned by ICC. Mushfiqur Rahim, the most experienced player of the team, skipped the Pakistan tour owing to safety hence, there has been zero balance in the Bangladeshi team.

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Weather Conditions

The summer season is underway in Bangladesh as the fans will see the sun out during the entire course of this Test match. The temperature will stay above the 30 degrees Celsius mark consistently.

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Pitch Report

The Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium has always been kind to spinners. They generate extraordinary turn and bounce from the surface when the Test enters the fourth day. The teams will look to bat first after winning the toss.
Average first innings score: 343

Record of chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 10

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Injury and Availability

All Players are fit and available for selection.

Probable Playing XIs:


Liton Das, Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nayeem Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed

Bench – Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Saif Hassan


Regis Chakabva, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor, Timycen Maruma, Brian Mudzinganyama, Sikandar Raza, Tinotenda Mutombdozi, Donald Tiripano, Ainsley Ndlovu, Chris Mpofu, Carl Mumba

Bench – Victor Nyauchi, Charlton Tshuma, Kevin Kasuza.

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Top Picks

The top pick in this contest will be Tamim Iqbal. The left-handed batsman will not face any major threats from the Zimbabwean bowlers hence, he can be backed to dominate the proceedings. From Zimbabwe, Brendan Taylor is the most reliable player as he has a ton of experience under his belt.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sikandar Raza, Mustafizur Rahman

Vice-Captain – Abu Jayed, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Craig Ervine, Regis Chakabva

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Liton Das (C)

Batters – Mushfiqur Rahim, Craig Ervine (VC), Brendan Taylor, Tamim Iqbal

All-Rounders – Sikandar Raza, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nayeem Hasan

Bowlers – Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed, Ainsley Ndlovu

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Regis Chakavba(VC)

Batters – Mushfiqur Rahim, Brendan Taylor, Mominul Haque, Timycen Maruma

All-Rounders – Sikandar Raza(C), Nayeem Hasan

Bowlers – Mustafizur Rahman, Donald Tiripano, Ainsley Ndlovu, Taskin Ahmed

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Advice

The spinners will dominate this contest and the subcontinental batsmen will pile up a mountain of runs. Sikandar Raza can prove to be the ‘X-factor’ player for Zimbabwe while the pair of Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman can do well despite the spin-friendly conditions in Dhaka.

Probable Winners:

Bangladesh should win this match as Zimbabwe are coming off a suspension and they even have the home advantage.

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