Match Preview –

Zimbabwe will lock horns with Bangladesh in the 1st T20I match of a 3-match series at Harare Sports Club, Harare on 22 July 2021. Bangladesh whitewashed the ODI series by a neat 3-0 score and will continue with their dominant form against their hosts.  Zimbabwe needs to prepare harder to bounce back and get a confidence-boosting win in the next match.

Pitch and Weather Report –

Pitch is favorable for batting and is best suited for pacers.

Weather would be sunny with temperatures at 21-22 ° C.

Venue Stats (T20)

 Total matches                              26

Matches won batting first             18

Matches won bowling first            8

Average 1st Inns scores              157

Average 2nd Inns scores             134

Highest total recorded                   229/2 (20 Ov) by AUS vs ZIM

Lowest total recorded                    99/10 (19.5 Ov) by PAK vs ZIM

Highest score chased                   187/4 (19.2 Ov) by PAK vs AUS

Lowest score defended                18/9 (20 Ov) by ZIM vs PAK

Top Wicketkeeper pick

 1) Liton Das – The right-handed batsman is a compact player who has good defensive technique and flair in his strokeplay. He delivered a great performance in the last series. He made 32 runs in the last match.

Matches – 32

Runs – 646

Average – 20.83

Top 4 Batsman picks

1) Tinashe Kamunhukamwe – The young right-handed batsman from Zimbabwe is a talented player and has a lot of potential to be an asset for his team in the next match.

Matches – 7

Runs – 146

Average – 20.85

2) Mahmudullah – He is a strong right-handed batsman who can drive the ball imperiously through the covers. He will be beneficial for his team and will give good fantasy points in the upcoming matches.

Matches – 89

Runs – 1507

Average – 23.92

3) Wesley Madhevere – The right-handed batsman is playing in good form in this series. He gave good fantasy points in the last series and the same is expected from him in the next match too.

Matches – 10

Runs – 205

Average – 22.77

4) Brendan Taylor – The right-handed batsman is one of the finest players from his squad and has great experience in this format. He is an obvious choice for the next match in this category. He scored 28 runs in the last match.

Matches – 45

Runs – 934

Average – 23.94

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Shoriful Islam – The left-arm medium-fast bowler is a left-arm pace sensation from his squad and has given good fantasy points in this series so far. He took 4 wickets in the last match against Bangladesh.

Matches – 3

Wickets – 2

Economy – 9.66

2) Taskin Ahmed – The right-arm fast bowler is a tall, fast pacer whose pace is his weapon against his opponent. He took a wicket in the last match and has been consistent in taking in the last series. He is a skillful player in this format.

Matches – 21

Wickets – 14

Economy – 8.28

3) Blessing Muzarabani – The right-arm fast medium bowler is an excellent player from his team. He delivered apt bowling performances in the last series. He has consistently given good fantasy points due to his dynamic wicket-taking abilities.

Matches – 15

Wickets – 21

Economy – 8.57

4) Richard Ngarava – The young left-arm fast-medium bowler bowled phenomenal spells in the last series and consistently took wickets. He is an excellent bowler with good potential to destroy the batting line-up of an opponent’s team.

Matches – 9

Wickets – 10

Economy – 9.19

Top 4 All-rounder picks

1) Mehidi Hasan – The right-handed batsman and right-arm off break bowler has a unique style of bowling that baffles even the most experienced batsman. He has emerged as a bright young star player from his team. He took a wicket in the last match.

Matches – 13

Runs – 94

Average – 10.41

Wickets – 4

Economy – 9.16

2) Ryan Burl – The left-handed batsman and leg-break bowler is a talented player from his squad and has a good record in this format. He scored 59 runs in the last match.

Matches – 25

Runs – 393

Average – 24.56

Wickets – 15

Economy – 7.74

3) Mahmudullah – The right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler who bowls tidy off-spin and bats in the middle order. He is an experienced player in this format and his stat record suggests that he will deliver a great performance in this series. He took two wickets in the last match

Matches – 89

Runs – 1507

Average – 23.92

Wickets – 31

Economy – 7.29

4) Shakib Al Hasan – The left-handed batsman and slow left arm orthodox bowler has played excellent innings in the 2nd ODI match. He scored 30 runs and even took a wicket in the last match.

Matches – 76

Runs – 1567

Average – 23.74

Wickets – 92

Economy – 6.81

Predicted Playing 11


Tadiwanashe Marumani, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Regis Chakabva (WK), Brendan Taylor (C), Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Luke Jongwe, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara


Mohammad Naim, Liton Das (WK), Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah (C), Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain/Nurul Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Shoriful Islam

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Poll Winning Percentage

 Zimbabwe – 24%

Bangladesh – 76%