BAN vs ZIM | 2nd T20i | Zimbabwe Tour of Bangladesh 2024

BAN vs ZIM | 2nd T20i | Zimbabwe Tour of Bangladesh 2024. Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I – Live Cricket Score, Commentary.

Series: Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2024

Date & Time: May 05, 06:00 PM LOCAL

Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram

BAN vs ZIM | 2nd T20i | Zimbabwe Tour of Bangladesh 2024

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2024 Schedule & Results. Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh T20I series.

The 2024 T20 World Cup is less than a month away and more and more national sides will be looking to get a few games under their belt in order to prepare for the mega event and one of them is Bangladesh who welcome Zimbabwe for a five-match T20I series and the hosts have taken a 1-0.

It was a pretty dominant performance from Bangladesh in the first T20I at the very same venue in Chattogram and they will be looking to extend that lead further.

Zimbabwe on the other hand will still be gutted to have missed out on a T20 World Cup berth which sees as many as 20 teams and they will feel, they should have been a part of it.

The visitors have some well-known players but have somewhat underperformed in recent times in games that matter having missed out on the ODI World Cup in 2023 as well and if the first game was any indication, that pattern has continued.

Their top order was a complete mess with the likes of Craig Ervine, Sean Williams and skipper Sikandar Raza contributing nothing to the runs.

It looked like they would not even get close to a score of 100 runs but Clive Madande and Wellington Masakadza added 65 runs for the eighth wicket to a score of 124 runs which was still quite low but somewhat defendable.

However, the bowlers misfired as well and managed to pick up just a couple of wickets in total. Bangladesh on the other hand though were as clinical as ever at home and kept up their fine record at home with a big win.

Taskin Ahmed and Mohammad Saifuddin did the damage with the ball and Mahedi Hasan who was playing pretty much as a lone spinner too showed great control.

However, Litton Das’ slim run in recent times continued but Tanzid Hasan who is fairly new to the international scene showed great promise and then the skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto and Towhid Hridoy played handy knocks to gun down the target inside 16 overs.

Bangladesh do have a difficult group at the World Cup and would want to be at their best if they want to make it through the next stage and hence, would want to be ruthless yet again in their approach in this particular series.

Can the hosts make it two wins out of two? Or will Zimbabwe spring a surprise and level the series? Only time will tell.

BAN vs ZIM Playing XI | 2nd T20i | Zimbabwe Tour of Bangladesh 2024

Bangladesh (Playing XI):

  1. Litton Das,
  2. Tanzid Hasan,
  3. Najmul Hossain Shanto (c),
  4. Towhid Hridoy,
  5. Mahmudullah,
  6. Jaker Ali (wk),
  7. Mohammad Saifuddin,
  8. Mahedi Hasan,
  9. Taskin Ahmed,
  10. Shoriful Islam,
  11. Rishad Hossain

Zimbabwe (Playing XI):

  1. Joylord Gumbie (wk),
  2. Craig Ervine,
  3. Brian Bennett ,
  4. Sean Williams,
  5. Sikandar Raza (c),
  6. Ryan Burl,
  7. Clive Madande,
  8. Luke Jongwe,
  9. Wellington Masakadza,
  10. Blessing Muzarabani,
  11. Richard Ngarava

Team Squads: BAN vs ZIM | 2nd T20i | Zimbabwe Tour of Bangladesh 2024

Bangladesh Squad: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto(c), Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Jaker Ali(w), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Rishad Hossain, Afif Hossain, Tanvir Islam, Parvez Hossain Emon, Tanzim Hasan Sakib

Zimbabwe Squad: Joylord Gumbie(w), Craig Ervine, Brian Bennett, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza(c), Clive Madande, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Ainsley Ndlovu, Johnathan Campbell, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Faraz Akram