Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe T20I series 2020 – 1st T20

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Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe T20I series 2020 – 1st T20I

1st T20I:

First meeting of the series of two T20I matches between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe is going to be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka.

Zimbabwe Tour of Bangladesh History:

This is 5th bilateral T20I series between the teams. The inaugural series was won by the Bangladeshi team and after that the result of all the series were draw. Zimbabwean team never won a series against the opponent, yet.

On the soil of Bangladesh, this is going to be forth series, and out of three, Bangladesh won one and remaining two were drawn.

Overall, the teams met each other on 11 occasions. Zimbabwe won four times, whereas, Bangladesh won remaining 7 games.

When Zimbabwe visited Bangladesh, the teams played 9 matches, and the visitors won just thrice, and remaining 6 games for the host.

Victory brings points:

Though, The contest is between the tenth rank team (Bangladesh) and eleventh rank team (Zimbabwe), but the point difference between the teams is 32 points. Due to big point difference, the host has to win the series by two-nil, if the team wants to gain a point, at max,  and so improve ranking. In case of a single defeat for host will cause of losing the points, though stay on the same position.

For the visiting team, the series is the minimum risk series, as the team will not be affected by any result of the series, though the team will lose just a point in case of two-nil defeat. Any of the remaining result will help the team either on to stay on the same points or gain some points. Two-nil win will help the team to cross the 200 point figure.

If the result of the first match will go in favor of the host, then host will just gain a point and so the team will go to one rank up, but lose three points in case of defeat, though, stay on the same position. 

On the other hand, If the result will go in favor of visiting team, then the team will gain four point, but will not lose a point in case of defeat. The rank of Zimbabwean team will not be affected by any of the results.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of the Dhaka shows the weather would be pretty clear throughout the match. And, Rain would not interrupt, as the precipitation percentage would be almost nil. The temperature would be in 20s, and wind would be very low.

Toss and Pitch:

Teams prefers to field first after winning the toss 23 times. Out of 23 times, teams won 12 times  and lost 11 times. On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, after winning the toss, won the matches 10 times and lost 9 times. Overall, 22 times the teams, won the toss, won the matches and lost 20 times.

Particularly, for Bangladesh, the team won the toss 11 times out of 24 times, but the team won only 5 times and lost 6 times.

The first batting team won the matches 21 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches same number of times as batting first.

The lowest defended total was 129, and the highest successful chase was 194 runs on the venue.

The first inning lowest total was 72, and, and the highest total was 211 runs. And for the second inning, the lowest total was 82 (completed innings), whereas highest was 194 run.

Batting average of the first inning at the ground is 23.56 and 20.95 for the second inning.

History Between the Teams:

Both the teams faced each other on the venue just thrice, and the visitors won once and faced the defeat twice. The visiting team got a chance to play one more matches with other opponent. In which, the team lost the game.

ODI History at Venue:

The home side has below average record at the venue, and won 9 matches out of 25 encounters and lost 15 matches with one abandoned without toss.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:


The host would prefer to have fast bowler and spinner combination on the pitch.

Bangladesh Eleven: T. Iqbal, M. Naim, S. Sarkar, M. Rahim, Mahmudullah, L. Das, A. Hossain, M. Hasan, M. Saifuddin, A. amin Hossain, M. Rahman


The visitors would also prefer to have pace-spin combination.

Zimbabwe Eleven: T. Kamunhukamwe, C. Chibhabha, C. Ervine, B. Taylor, W. Madhevere, S. Williams, S. Raza, T. Mutombodzi, D. Tripiano, C. Mpofu, C. Mumba

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