Live Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe T20
BAN vs ZIM T20 Live HD Streaming Online TV Telecast
Date: Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 1st T20 will be played on Jan 15, 2016 at 03:00pm in SANS Khulna Stadium.
Experimentation is the buzzword around the Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe T20 series 2016. Both teams are looking ahead to the ICC World T20 2016 India in March, and with the least exposure in this format among all Test-playing nations, it is hardly a surprise that they are trying to cram in as many T20s as possible before the major event.
Zimbabwe have a 16-man squad to choose from, which includes the return of Vusi Sibanda, Sean Williams and Brian Vitori, who in 2011 troubled Bangladesh at home, picking up a match winning first-innings four-for in the only Test and topping the wicket charts in the ODI series. The visitors will want to bounce back after their recent series losses, in both ODIs and T20s, to Afghanistan in the UAE. Coach Dav Whatmore said it was a closer contest than the result suggested but Zimbabwe would still be concerned by their current form.
Their bowling looks thinner than usual, especially in the absence of Tinashe Panyangara, relying on the legspinner Graeme Cremer for much of their threat and control. Luke Jongwe, Neville Madziva and Vitori are the pace bowlers who will have to back Cremer.
Bangladesh have Shakib Al Hasan and Soumya Sarkar back in their squad, with three newcomers also given a chance to show their worth in the first two T20s. Al-Amin Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman are the first-choice pace options while Shakib and Arafat Sunny will be the main spin threats.
What will be interesting to see is the way Bangladesh’s batting order lines up, with Mahmudullah likely to bat at No 3, which means Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib can set up a final flourish for Sabbir Rahman or either of the two newcomers Shuvagata Hom and Nurul Hasan, both reputed to be fast starters.
Bangladesh Players List vs Zimbabwe (BAN vs ZIM 1st T20)
1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Mahmudullah, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Sabbir Rahman, 7 Nurul Hasan (wk), 8 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 9 Arafat Sunny, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Al-Amin Hossain
Zimbabwe Players List vs Bangladesh (ZIM vs BAN 1st T20)
1 Chamu Chibhabha, 2 Hamilton Masakadza, 3 Richmond Mutumbami (wk), 4 Sean Williams, 5 Malcolm Waller, 6 Sikandar Raza, 7 Elton Chigumbura (capt), 8 Luke Jongwe, 9 Graeme Cremer, 10 Tendai Chisoro, 11 Neville Madziva
BAN vs ZIM 1st T20 Weather & Pitch Condition
The Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium (SANS) surface has the feel of a typical Khulna pitch and with shorter boundaries, the team batting first should be able to score 150-160. Dew will be a factor, possibly from around 4.30pm, so the team batting second will have some advantage.
Live Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe T20 TV Channels
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe T20 series 2016 will be live telecast on GTV (Gazi TV).