BAN vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction and Preview: 1st Match

BAN vs ZIM Dream11 Team Prediction and Preview: 1st Match

BAN vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI of the 1st match of Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019. Zimbabwe will take on Bangladesh in the opening encounter at Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.

After a heavy defeat against Afghanistan in the only test match, Bangladesh will be eager to put a dominant show in the T20I Tri-Series. They have a similar squad with only Mehndi Hasan rested for the series. And they will be a team to beat in the tri-series due to strong batting line-up containing Shakib, Mushfiqur, Soumya, Liton, Mahmudullah, and Sabbir Rahman along with wicket-taking bowlers Mustafizur Rahman, Saifuddin and Taijul Islam. They will hope to get some early momentum defeating Zimbabwe comprehensively in the tri-series opener.

Team Zimbabwe has a disastrous run in recent times losing 12 of their last 14 T20I’s and also received a significant setback from ICC. They still have few match-winners in their squads such as Sean Williams, Brendan Taylor, Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine and Kyle Jarvis along with young talents like Ryan Burl. They will, however, miss the services of talented all-rounder Sikander Raza and Peter Moor who are not part of the squad. Keeping things simple, they will hope to focus on the game and give a tough challenge to the hosts.

When and Where:

BAN vs ZIM, 1st T20I, Bangladesh Tri-Series, 2019.
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
06:00 PM, 13th September 2019.
Live Score

Venue Stats:

Average 1st innings score: 150
Average 2nd innings score: 129

Pitch is expected to support batsmen. Spinners are likely to get an advantage over pacers.

Rain is predicted to hinder the match progress.


Shakib Al Hasan (c), Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Yeasin Arafat.

Hamilton Masakadza (c), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Timycen Maruma, Brendan Taylor, Ryan Burl, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Tony Munyonga, Regis Chakabva, Richmond Mutumbani, Neville Madziva, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Ainsley Ndlovu.

Team News:


  • Mahedi Hasan and Yeasin Arafat are likely to miss from the playing XI.


  • Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Masakadza are likely to open the innings while Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Timycen Maruma and Ryan Burl will handle the middle order.
  • Sean Williams and Ryan Burl will be the key spinners along with Ainsley Ndlovu.
  • Kyle Jarvis, Chris Mpofu, and Tendai Chatara will lead the pace attack.
  • Anyone of Neville Madziva or Tinotenda Mutombodzi can also get a chance in the playing XI in place of Timycen Maruma.

Probable Playing XI:

Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman.

Brendan Taylor (wk), Hamilton Masakadza (c), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, R Mutumbami, Timycen Maruma, Ryan Burl, Kyle Jarvis, Chris Mpofu, Tendai Chatara, Ainsley Ndlovu.

Key Players for BAN vs ZIM Dream11:


Primary Options: Mushfiqur Rahim, Brendan Taylor, and Liton Das

Mushfiqur Rahim is the backbone of Bangladesh batting line-up and is in a consistent form. He can also score at a reasonable strike rate.

Brendan Taylor is the best batsman among Zimbabwe team and performs consistently. He is likely to open the innings and will be a must pick in ZIM vs BAN Dream11 team.

Liton Das can open the innings and is a reliable batsman. He can anchor big innings.

Batsmen for BAN vs ZIM Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: Soumya Sarkar, Craig Ervine, H Masakadza, Mahmadullah, Sabbir Rahman

Soumya Sarkar is an attacking batsman and good medium-pacer. He will be a must pick in ZIM vs BAN Dream11 team.

Craig Ervine is a consistent performer for Zimbabwe cricket and has an average of 25 in T20I. His recent form is also good.

Hamilton Masakadza is a veteran opener for Zimbabwe but has failed from past one year.

Mahmadullah is an attacking middle-order batsman but does not perform consistently. He doesn’t bowl these days due to a shoulder injury.

Sabbir Rahman is a hit-or-miss type player. You can prefer him if you think Bangladesh’s top-order will collapse.

Other Options: Afif Hossain

Afif Hossain can play tomorrow. He is an attacking batsman and useful spinner. He took three wickets in practice match.

All-rounders for ZIM vs BAN Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: Shakib Al Hasan, Sean Williams, Mosaddek Hossain, Ryan Burl

Shakib Al Hasan is in the form of his life and was one of the top scorers of World Cup 2019. He also can destroy Zimbabwe line-up with his witty spin.

Sean Williams is a brilliant all-rounder and a genuine match-winner from both the departments.

Mosaddek Hossain has performed well in recent times as a finisher and can also bowl a few overs of spin.

Ryan Burl is a talented spinner and can also score runs with the bat.

Bowlers for Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh:

Primary Options: Mustafizur Rahman, M Saifuddin, Kyle Jarvis, Taijul Islam, T Chatara.

Mustafizur Rahman took a plethora of wickets in WC’19 and will hope to continue his form in the tri-series. He is a must pick in ZIM vs BAN Dream11 team.

M Saifuddin is a wicket-taking pacer and can also be handy with the bat.

Pace bowler Kyle Jarvis will lead the pace attack of Zimbabwe and can also score few runs with the bat.

Taijul Islam is an excellent spin bowler and can take plenty of wickets with his economical bowling.

Tendai Chatara is a lethal pacer but has not found much success in the T20I format.

Other Options: C Mpofu

Chris Mpofu is a medium pacer.

BAN vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction

After the announcement of the playing XI, This team will be updated on Telegram.

Liton Kumar Das (wk)
Brendan Taylor (wk)
Soumya Sarkar
Sabbir Rahman
Craig Ervine
Shakib Al Hasan (C)
Sean Williams (Vc)
Ryan Burl
Mohammad Saifuddin
Mustafizur Rahman
Tendai Chatara

Captain and Vc Choices: Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mustafizur Rahman.

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