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Pitch Report for Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 3rd T20I
The average first and second innings scores at the Harare Sports Club in this series read 170 and 162 respectively. 4 batters have registered half-centuries and 10 out of 20 wickets have fallen to the spinners.
Time: August 2, 4.30 PM IST
Probable Zimbabwe & Bangladesh Playing XIs Teams
Probable XI for Zimbabwe: Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Milton Shumba, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Tanaka Chivanga
Playing XI for Bangladesh: Munim Shahriar, Litton Das (wk), Anamul Haque, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud
Power Players for the Match
Sikandar Raza has been firing on all cylinders in this series with both bat and ball. Besides hitting consecutive fifties (65 and 62), he has also picked 2 wickets and helped fantasy players nudge ahead.
For Bangladesh, Litton Das has been the leading run-getter (88 runs), including the highest score of 56 in the last game. The absence of Nurul Hasan might even compel him to keep wickets.
Mosaddek Hossain made a huge difference in fantasy leagues by finishing with career-best figures of 5 for 20 in the second T20I. While he is yet to play a significant knock with the bat in this series, his ability cannot be overlooked.
Smart Picks for the Match
Barring a solitary wicket of Litton Das and 41 runs with the willow, Sean Williams hasn’t done much in the first two games. However, he has slammed 3 fifties, 2 thirties and 3 twenties in his last 10 T20Is.
Regis Chakabva might have failed in both games (0 and 8) in the series, but he scored 43, 14 and 48 against Bangladesh when they last toured Zimbabwe in 2021. He can also generate points through his glove work.
Afif Hossain may not necessarily contribute with the ball in every game, but he has the ability to keep the scorecard ticking. His recent scores in the format reads 30*, 10, 50 and 34.
Wesley Madhevere started the series with a bang by smashing 67 off 46 balls. He loves playing against Bangladesh and has scored 3 half-centuries in 7 innings.
Luke Jongwe appears to be leading the seam attack for Zimbabwe in this series. Only twice has he gone wicketless in his last 10 T20Is.
In the past, fantasy players have benefited from Mahedi Hasan and Mehidy Hasan’s dual ability. Both players can operate with the ball in the powerplay and also float as per the situation in the batting order.
Ryan Burl is often a dark horse in fantasy leagues. At Harare, he has added 154 runs and picked 8 wickets in the format.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 3rd T20I Match Preview
Although Bangladesh did well to win the previous game, they are clearly feeling the absence of their marquee cricketers. On the other hand, Zimbabwe have been playing as a unit and will fancy their chances of winning the series. Given the mercurial nature of the format, it is anybody’s ball game.
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