Bangladesh’s One Day Internationals records in the past five years are impressive. Bangladesh won their last ODI series against Sri Lanka, which was their first limited-overs series victory against the Lankans. On the other side, Zimbabwe have had a difficult time on the international stage in recent years. Zimbabwe must play with more prudence and dedication if they truly want to win the ODI series. Bangladesh are the overwhelming favorite to win the contest based on their current form. The preview for Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2021 ODI series will give you an insight into the strengths of the two teams.
Bangladesh and Zimbabwe: Notable ODI Records
The first of the three-match ODI serieswill be held on July 16. The rest of the two matches will be held on July 18 and July 20 respectively. All the matches will take place at the Harare Sports Club.
# Eleven of the seventeen bilateral ODI series between the two sides have been won by Bangladesh. Zimbabwe have won six series.
# Tamim Iqbal has scored the most (1,684) runs for Bangladesh. On the other hand, Brendon Taylor (1,410) has scored the most runs for Zimbabwe.
# Shakib Al Hasan has picked up the most (74) wickets for Bangladesh, while Raymond Price (35) has snatched the most wickets for Zimbabwe.
# Liton Das made the highest individual score (176) for Bangladesh, while CK Coventry played the highest individual innings (194*) for Zimbabwe.
# Abdur Razzakhas the best bowling figures for Bangladesh (5/29). On the other side,Bryan Strang has the best bowling figures for Zimbabwe (6/20).
Probable Bangladesh Playing XI
BCB has named a 17-man squad for the three-match One-Day International series against Zimbabwe. The selectors have chosen five pacers, including all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin, as Bangladesh's pacers have fared well in recent international series.
Three genuine spinners were also picked, including the world's number one all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. Experienced wicket-keeper NurulHasanSohan has returned to the Bangladesh team. Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam has also been included in the team. Apart from that, the majority of the expected names have been included in this squad.
The Bangladesh players who can make a difference
Tamim Iqbal: ODI: 216 | Runs: 7,534 | HS: 158 | Ave: 36.75
Shakib Al Hasan: ODI: 212 | Runs: 6,455 | HS: 134* | Wkts: 269 | BBI: 5/29
Mustafizur Rahman: ODI: 67 | Wkts: 124 | BBI:6/43 | Ave: 22.92
Predicted Playing XI (Bangladesh):
Tamim Iqbal (C), Liton Das, Shakib AlHasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mosaddek Hossain, MahmudullahRiyad, Afif Hossain, MehidyHasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Probable Zimbabwe Playing XI
The team for the ODI series will most likely be announced the day before the first match. Zimbabwe will play their hearts out to win the series, therefore we should anticipate a very strong squad for the contest. Zimbabwe have a chance to pass Sri Lanka and perhaps break into the top eight of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League if they win this bilateral ODI series against Bangladesh.
Zimbabwe's selectors may decide to select several young and talented players for the contest. Besides, the team will have all of the expected names.
The Zimbabwe players who can make a difference
Sean Williams: ODI:136 | Runs: 3,958 | HS: 129* | Ave: 35.02
Brendan Taylor: ODI: 199 | Runs: 6,530 | HS: 145* | Ave: 35.68
Donald Tiripano: ODI: 35 | Wkts: 33 | BBI: 5/63 | Runs: 344 | HS: 55*
Predicted Playing XI (Zimbabwe)
Brian Chari, Justice Chibhabha (C), Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor (WK), Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, SikandarRaza, Donald Tiripano, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, TendaiChisoro
Bangladesh have an edge over Zimbabwe in the overall record between the two teams as per the preview of Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe 2021 ODI series. Moreover, the current Bangladesh team is stronger than Zimbabwe's ODI setup, and they will begin the series as favorites. We should expect a competitive showdown between the two sides as Zimbabwe is hosting the series.