ZIM vs BAN Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for the only test match, Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe, 2021.
Zimbabwe will take on Bangladesh in the only test match at the Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe.
ZIM vs BAN Only Test Match Preview
Zimbabwe will take on Bangladesh at their home and play the only test on 7th July before the limited-overs series. The home side didn’t have a great time in their last series against Pakistan, where they lost the series by a margin of 2-0 and were completely outplayed. Blessing Muzarabani will play a crucial role for them going into this series. He has been fantastic recently and played the PSL recently, which will be great learning for him. They have a decent record against Bangladesh as they managed to draw the series against them in 2018 by 1-1.
Their batting will be heavily dependent on Brendan Taylor, and the team will hope the scores big for them. Their skipper Sean Williams and Craig Ervine were forced to go into quarantine due to the covid-19 protocols as they came in contact with their family members who were tested positive. Regis Chakabva will also be a crucial player for them in is in a decent form. They have also included Dion Myers into the squad, who was fantastic against the South Africa A, where he impressed everyone by scoring two half-centuries with the bat and is likely to make his debut as well.
Zimbabwe will want to register a win here and move into the limited-overs series confidently. They are not part of the World Test Championship but would still look to win this game on their home soil.
The Visitors too didn’t have a great time in their last series against Sri Lanka, where they lost by a margin of 1-0. The return of their star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will be a great boost for them in all the departments. Bangladesh will be more desperate to win this game as they are also part of the World Test Championship.
Their batting includes names like Liton Das, Najmaul Hossain Shanto, Tamim Iqbal, and Mominul Haque and looks like a more balanced team. Their pace attack also looks strong enough with Abu Jayed and Taskin Ahmed as their key pacers. Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Shakib Al Hasan will play a big role as the conditions look more suitable to them and will lead the spin attack.
Bangladesh looks like a strong contender to win this game, but we cannot rule out the Zimbabwe side as they look like a bit more experienced side after playing against Pakistan recently, and they also have a good Head-to-Head record against Bangladesh.
ZIM vs BAN Match Details
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, Only Test, Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe, 2021.
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe.
Date: 7th July 2021
Time: 01:00 PM IST
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Pitch Condition
Average total score: 282
Average 1st innings score: 391
(The average score is based on the last 5 test matches played here)
The pitch at Harare is expected to be a spin-friendly track, and the spinners will play a major role as the game progresses with dry conditions. Winning the toss and batting first would be an ideal choice.
ZIM vs BAN Weather Report
The Weather forecast looks great as of now with no rain being predicted at the venue for all 5 days.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Head-to-Head Record
Match Played: 17
BAN Won: 7
ZIM Won: 7
No Results: 0
ZIM vs BAN Dream11 Team News
- Their skipper Sean Williams and Craig Ervine were forced to go into quarantine due to the covid-19 protocols and will not be available for this game.
- Brendan Taylor will lead the side in the absence of Sean Williams.
- Tamim Iqbal’s inclusion is still not clear as he suffered an injury in the Dhaka T20 league recently.
- Shakib Al Hasan will be returning into the test side after a long time and missed the last test series against Sri Lanka as he was playing in the IPL.
ZIM vs BAN Probable Playing XI
Kevin Kasuza, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Regis Chakabva (wk), Brendan Taylor (C), Milton Shumba, Joylord Gumbie/Dion Myers, Donald Tiripano, Roy Kaia, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani.
Tamim Iqbal (subject to fitness), Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Jayed, Shoriful Islam.
Top Picks for ZIM vs BAN Dream11 Prediction
Zimbabwe top picks for Dream11 Team:
(33 M, 2147 R, 34 A)
Taylor will lead the side and will bat in the middle order. He is probably the most experienced player on the side. The wicket-keeper batsman has so far scored 2147 runs from his 33 games and is a must-have player in your fantasy sides.
(5 M, 128 O, 15 W)
Muzarbani will lead the pace attack and was brilliant against Pakistan recently and was also in a good form in PSL and is again a must-have player.
(14 M, 27 I, 454 R, 21.61 A + 401 O, 24 W)
He Right arm fast medium bowler. Donald Tiripano can give you some Dream11 Fantasy point from batting.
(1 M, 2 I, 56 R, 28 A + 17 O, 1 W)
He is a Right arm fast medium bowler. Luke Jongwe played only 1 test matches and scored 56 runs and took 1 wicket.
(21 M, 1029 R, 27 A)
He will do the keeping duties for the team and will bat in the top order. Chakabva was in decent form in their last series. He has so far scored 1029 runs from his 21 games.
(8 M, 261 O, 21 W)
He is another good right-arm fast bowler from the team. Chatara has a very good record in white-ball cricket and will hope that he does the same in this format as well.
(2 M, 53 O, 3 W)
He is a young left-arm fast bowler who has played just 2 test matches so far but impressed everyone with his bowling. Richard has picked up 3 wickets so far.
Bangladesh top picks for Dream11 Team:
Shakib Al Hassan:
(57 M, 3930 R, 39 A + 2176 O, 210 W)
He is a world-class all-rounder in this format and is also the most experienced player in the camp. Shakib will bat in the middle-order for the team and will also play a great role with the ball and is the best choice for Captain and Vice-captain for ZIM vs BAN Dream11 Prediction.
(64 M, 4788 R, 39 A)
He is currently one of the best batsmen in Bangladesh and is also very experienced. He is expected to open the innings and has been in great form recently and is a must-have pick for ZIM vs BAN Dream11 Team
(44 M, 3279 R, 42 A)
Haque is the captain of the team and has been in decent form recently. He will bat in the middle-order and has scored 3279 runs from his 44 games so far.
(74 M, 4685 R, 36 A)
He is another must-have pick for your fantasy sides. Rahim is in excellent form and will play a major role in this tour. He will bat in the lower middle order and will also do the finishing duties for his team.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz:
(26 M, 894 R, 20 A + 1092 O, 104 W)
Miraz will play a great role in this series with spin-friendly conditions. He was brilliant in the last 2 test series against Sri Lanka and West Indies, both with the bat and ball, and is another top pick for the game. Mehidy Hasan Miraz is also very good C or Vc choice in Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Dream11Team Prediction.
(7 M, 223 O, 15 W)
He another key pacer for the team. Taskin was in decent form against Sri Lanka and will look to make his mark in this game as well.
(12 M, 311 O, 30 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler and will be their primary pacer for this game. Abu Jayed has picked up 30 wickets from his 12 games so far.
(24 M, 1134 R, 27 A)
Liton Das will bat in the lower middle order and is also expected to keep his team’s keeping duties. He has been through ups and downs in his form recently but is a quality player.
ZIM vs BAN Dream11 Prediction
T Iqbal, M Haque, N Hossain-Shanto
Shakib Al Hasan (C), M Hasan Miraz (Vc), L Jongwe
T Ahmed, S Islam, B Muzarabani, D Tiripano
- M Rahim, R Chakabva and Abu Jayed are also good to pick in ZIM vs BAN Dream11 Team.
Captain and Vice-captain choices
- Shakib Al Hasan
- M Hasan Miraz
- Tamin Iqbal
- Brendan Taylor
- M Rahim
- Taskin Ahmed
We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.