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