Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe T20I Series: Preview

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Zimbabwe complete their tour of Bangladesh with two T20I matches. The hosts have dominated proceedings so far, winning the one-off Test match and both One Day Internationals.

The underdogs will no doubt take some heart from their narrow ODI defeat in the second match though. They fell short by just four runs on that occasion. Our T20 series preview will include a full schedule, the latest odds, team news and more.

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe T20 Series Schedule

The two T20 matches in this series will both be held in Dhaka. With just a single day between them, the action will be fast and furious for both sides.

1st T20I: Monday March 9th 2020

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Start Time: 17:30 (IST) 12:00 (GMT)

2nd T20I: Wednesday March 11th 2020

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Start Time: 17:30 (IST) 12:00 (GMT)

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Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Team News

All-rounder Mahmudullah will continue as T20 captain for Bangladesh in the absence of Shakib Al Hasan, who continues to serve a ban. Mohammad Saifuddin returns after recovering from a back injury that ruled him out of the recent India tour. Mushifiqur Rahim has also been included in the 15-man group.

Spinner Nasum Ahmed comes into the squad for the first time. The uncapped left-arm bowler has taken 75 first-class wickets in his career to date. The 25-year-old was a regular for the Chattogram Challengers in the most recent edition of the Bangladesh Premier League.

Chamu Chibhabha will lead Zimbabwe, as he did in the ODI portion of the tour. The visitors have opted for the same 16-man squad that contested the 50-over triple-header.

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe T20 Squads

Bangladesh Zimbabwe
Mahmudullah (captain) Chamu Chibhabha (captain)
Tamim Iqbal Sikandar Raza Butt
Soumya Sarkar Craig Ervine
Mohammad Naim Tinashe Kamunhukamwe
Afif Hossain Wesley Madhevere
Mohammad Saifuddin Timycen Maruma
Mahedi Hasan Christopher Mpofu
Aminul Islam Carl Mumba
Nasum Ahmed Tinotenda Mutombodzi
Linton Das Richmond Mutumbami
Mushfiqur Rahim Ainsley Ndlovu
Mustafizur Rahman Brendan Taylor
Shafiul Islam Donald Tiripano
Al-Amin Hossain Charlton Tshuma
Hasan Mahmud Sean Williams
Regis Chakabva

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2020 – T20I Preview, Latest Odds, and Predictions

Bangladesh will be looking to fine-tune their T20 side ahead of the World Cup later this year, Zimbabwe were unable to stake their claim for a place at the tournament thanks to a suspension from the ICC which was in place during the qualification period.

Given their clean sweep of the series so far, it’s no surprise to see Bangladesh as the 1.05 favourites to win the T20 portion according to the latest odds.

Prior to this series, the hosts had been struggling for form. They lost both Twenty20 meetings with Pakistan by big margins to start the year, following a tough series in India which was rounded off by two heavy Test defeats. The difference in quality between these two teams has been evident in recent weeks though, with Bangladesh dominating proceedings for the most part. The logical move looks to be backing that to continue. A 2-0 clean sweep is priced at just 1.28.

Zimbabwe are outsiders for victory at 8.0. You have to go back to October 2019 for the last time they won an international match, courtesy of a T20I tri-series win over Singapore.

As well as the latest odds, we’ll have match previews and predictions for both games to round off the series. It’s tough to make a case for anything from an outright perspective here. The odds demonstrate just how much highly Bangladesh are rated their Zimbabwe and rightly so. However, the individual match previews could allow for more value to be found.

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