The Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh is going to an extreme peak when Bangladesh is leading with 2 Nill in the T20 series. The home team is playing well. It is impressing the ICC officials. They have out played Zimbabwe in both batting and bowling departments. The 4 match series is taking the shape, today is the day when either the home nation is going to win the series with 3-0, or the visitors are going to save some pride by striking back with their first victory.
The 3rd T20 is scheduled to start at 9 GMT local time. The venue is same where the first two matches were played, Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna. The fate of this series is not only going to be decided, but also the fate of these two teams will be decided for the future of T20 cricket. Zimbabwe need to redeem their cricket before the world cup 2016. Since Afghanistan is already playing well, planning to gain some height in the international scene, Zimbabwe will have to deliver something very special today to stop getting knocked out of the series. If Bangladesh wins today, this will be a sorry day for Zimbabwe.
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Elton Chigumbura thinks this series is going to boost them for the world cup. Same is the case with Bangladesh. They are taking this series seriously, looking more professional. Lets take a look at the teams. Bangladesh will come into the field with the following players:
Mashrafe Mortaza*, Abu Hider, Arafat Sunny, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Shahid, Mosaddek Hossain, Muktar Ali,Nurul Hasan†, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed.
AS far as the Zimbabwe team is concerned, the squad so announced is:
E Chigumbura*, CJ Chibhabha, TS Chisoro, AG Cremer, LM Jongwe, N Madziva, H Masakadza, WP Masakadza, PJ Moor, R Mutumbami†, T Muzarabani, V Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, BV Vitori, MN Waller, SC Williams
The two teams will show a definitely good game of cricket today. Back in 2006 when they first played against each other, Bangladesh won the match by 43 runs. The T20 Asia cup is also going to be played this year. Bangladesh seems to be preparing well for it, taking full advantage of this home series against not so tough side. The T20 format is getting more popular, BBL, IPL and ICL are all playing T20 cricket in India and Australia. This form is cricket is new but it has become the most popular format of this entertaining game.
Bangladesh team since 2006 has grown into a dangerous team. The talented set of players are trying hard to gain some pride for their country. They have been a weaker side for the last decade, but over the past few years they have started to shine. They have beaten Pakistan on many important occasions internationally and created more upsets against other countries. They have the potential to beat Zimbabwe today with dangerous looking side so far. Who knows what upset they can create in the T20 world cup later next month. The experienced players are the backbone of this amazing side. We can say that Bangladesh is not a weak side anymore against any team in the world.