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.
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
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
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
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