ZIM vs BAN, 1st ODI: Zimbabwe aim to bounce back, Bangladesh eye top spot in CWC Super League standings – After a crushing defeat in one-off Test Zimbabwe will look to bounce back in the ODI series against Tamim Iqbal led Bangladesh side. The first game of the three-match ODI series will be played on July 16 at Harare Sports Club, Harare. The series will also be very crucial when it comes to CWC Super League standings.
ZIM vs BAN 1st ODI: Match Details
Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 1st ODI
Harare Sports Club, Harare
16 July, 09:30am Local
CWC Super League
The ODI series allows Zimbabwe to make a recovery in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League after they slipped to the bottom position in the standings powered by MRF Tyres. Zimbabwe currently has only one win in their three games played while Bangladesh sits in the second position with 50 points.
Although Bangladesh dominated most of the one-off Test, Zimbabwe showed glimpses of a fightback. While the hosts’ bowlers struggled to contain the runs, their batters did well and impressed with steady performances.
The visitors will miss the services of Mushfiqur Rahim, who has flown back to Dhaka for personal reasons. This void will likely be filled by Liton Das, who is the only other wicket-keeper in the squad.
It was an act of domination by Bangladesh the last time these two sides locked horns in Sylhet in March 2020. Bangladesh posted 322/3 in 43 overs (after overs were reduced due rain) thanks to Liton Das’ career-best score of 176 and Tamim Iqbal’s steady 128.
Zimbabwe in reply faltered in their chase as wickets fell at regular intervals with Sikander Raza top-scoring with a 50-ball 60. Bangladesh successfully bowled out Zimbabwe for 218, securing a 123-run win.