Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2020: ODI Series Preview, Schedule and Squad News


Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will contest a three-game ODI series following their previous one-off Test clash.

This is the first time that either side has been in one-day action since July last year. Both will be keen to get back to winning ways after defeats to Sri Lanka and Ireland respectively.

Home side Bangladesh will be determined to keep standards high as they look for more confidence-boosting successes in the white-ball format.

Zimbabwe, however, will be hoping to be more competitive under the guidance of interim one-day captain Chamu Chibhabha when the first ODI gets underway on Sunday 1st March.

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Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2020 – ODI Schedule

The teams will play three ODIs over six days in Bangladesh and they continue to look for more progress and development. All three ODIs will be held at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet.

1st ODI: Sunday 1st March 2020

Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet

Start Time: 12:30 (IST), 07:00 (GMT)

2nd ODI: Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet

Start Time: 12:30 (IST), 07:00 (GMT)

3rd ODI: Friday 6th March 2020

Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet

Start Time: 13:30 (IST), 08:00 (GMT)

March 03, 2020
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
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Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2020 – ODI Squads

Afif Hossain and Mohammad Naim have earned maiden call-ups to the Bangladesh ODI squad.

Mashrafe Mortaza will be playing his final series as Bangladesh captain, according to the Bangladesh Cricket Board, who will look for his replacement after these three games.

Others to return to the ODI fold include Naimul Hossain Shanto, Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Naim, Al-Amin Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin and Shafiul Islam.

Making way are Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Anamul Haque, Farhad Reza and Taskin Ahmed.

The big news for Zimbabwe is the inclusion of youngster Wesley Madhevere. He booked his ODI chance after impressing during the Under-19 World Cup.

Sean Williams comes back in after being absent due to the birth of his first child. He is joined by Tinashe Kamunhukamwe and Richmond Mutumbami.

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe ODI Squads

Bangladesh Zimbabwe
Mashrafe Mortaza (captain) Chamu Chibhabha (captain)
Tamim Iqbal Sikandar Raza Butt
Mahmudullah Craig Ervine
Najmul Hossain Shanto Tinashe Kamunhukamwe
Mushfiqur Rahim Wesley Madhevere
Mohammad Mithun Timycen Maruma
Liton Das Christopher Mpofu
Taijul Islam Carl Mumba
Afif Hossain Tinotenda Mutombodzi
Mohammad Naim Richmond Mutumbami
Al Amin Hossain Ainsley Ndlovu
Mohammad Saifuddin Brendan Taylor
Mehidy Hasan Miraz Donald Tiripano
Mustafizur Rahman Charlton Tshuma
Shafiul Islam Sean Williams

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2020 – ODI Preview, Latest Odds and Predictions

Bangladesh are huge odds-on favourites to win the series. They are considered 1.08 (1/15) chances with bet365.

Zimbabwe can be backed at 8.00 (7/1) if you fancy them to cause a big upset. That looks highly unlikely after the dominance Bangladesh had in the recent Test encounter and the gap in quality between the two countries.

The price for Bangladesh to claim a 3-0 series whitewash is currently priced at 1.67 (4/6) with bet365. A final series score of 2-1 to Bangladesh can be backed at 2.70 (17/10).

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Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe ODI Series 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions

✅ When does the series start?

The three-game series gets underway when the sides meet for the first ODI on Sunday 1st March in Sylhet in Bangladesh.

⭐ Where can I find free betting tips for the first ODI?

You can find full predictions, latest odds and free betting tips for the first ODI in our dedicated match preview.

🥇 Who are the favourites to win the series?

Bangladesh are odds-on favourites to win the series. They are available at 1.08 (1/15) chances with bet365.

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