Match Details:

The third and final game of the three-match One-day International series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will be played at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet.

The match starts at 02:00 PM local time (08:00 AM GMT) (01:30 PM IST). This match will be live on Star Sports Select 2. Live Streaming will be available on Hotstar.

Pitch Condition/Report

The pitch at Sylhet has proved to be a belter for the batsmen in the past two games. But as the game has progressed, it has proved to be on a slower side. That said, with rain set to make its presence felt on Friday, seamers could also come into play.

Average first innings score: 321 (In 2 ODIs played at the venue this series)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 2

Injury and Availability News

With Mushfiqur having been rested for the third ODI; Soumya Sarkar has been added to the squad.

There is no update on Craig Ervine’s injury.

Probable Playing XIs

Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Naim/Somya Sarkar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Liton Das (WK), Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mehidy Hasan, Shariful Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Taijul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain

Bench: Afif Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Naim/Somya Sarkar

Zimbabwe:

Tinashe Kamunhukanwe, Regis Chakabva, Brendan Taylor, Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams (c), Sikandar Raza, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Donald Tiripano, Carl Mumba, Charlton Tshuma

Bench: Ainsley Ndlovu, Timycen Maruma, Craig Ervine, Chamu Chibhabha, Chris Mpofu


Top Picks: 

Bangladesh: Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal have to lead the batting unit with daddy hundreds in each of the past two games while the likes of Mohammad Mithun and Mahmudullah have chipped-in with crucial knocks at the death. Taijul Islam (3-52), Mashrafe Mortaza (1-52) and Mehidy Hasan (1-25) were the picks of the bowlers in the last match.

Zimbabwe: The likes of Tinashe Kamunhukamwe (51), Wesley Madhevere (52) and Sikandar Raza (66) chipped in with half-centuries in the last game but they’ll hope that their senior players in Brendon Taylor and Sean Williams come up with the goods on Friday.

Donald Tiripano claimed 2-55 and backed it up with a whirlwind half-century in the last game and he could very well turn out to be their X-Factor.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Sikandar Raza

Vice-Captain – Mohammad Mithun, Brendon Taylor, Wesley Madhevere

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Liton Das

Batsmen –  Tamim Iqbal (C), Mohammad Mithun, Brendan Taylor (VC)

All-Rounders-  Sean Williams, Mahmuddullah, Sikandar Raza, Wesley Madhevere

Bowlers- Mehidy Hasan, Donald Tiripano, Taijul Islam

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Liton Das (C)

Batsmen –  Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Mithun, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Brendon Taylor, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe

All-Rounders-  Mahmuddullah, Wesley Madhevere (VC)

Bowlers- Mehidy Hasan, Donald Tiripano, Shafiul Islam

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