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Editor's Pick (ODI): Bangladesh - Zimbabwe

Having started on 15th January 2018, four matches have taken place in the tri-series between Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. I am not surprised at the status of the current points table. Bangladesh is at the top with two wins from both matches played. Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka have played three matches each with just one win to their credit. The run rates are miserably low. Bangladesh on the other hand has an astounding 2.9850 run rate to their credit.


I have always maintained that this team -
Bangladesh - should not be written off easy. They
have all that it takes to make it up the ICC world
ranking. It is just a matter of time.


Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe have met each other
twice in these series. 1-1. Bangladesh has beaten
Zimbabwe in their first encounter by eight wickets
. The second is tomorrow. In a very low scoring
match, Zimbabwe hit only 170 and lost all wickets.
Bangladesh smoothly made it to the target in less
than 29 overs. That is the secret of their astounding
run rate. Making it to the target using very little
overs. Bad day for Zimbabwe that was.


Check out my other blog to see how I picked the
teams for the match between Sri Lanka and
Zimbabwe.

Bangladesh Squad:
Playing XI:Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Anamul Haque, Mustafizur Rahman, Sunzamul Islam
Bench:Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Mithun, Abul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin
Zimbabwe Squad:
Playing XI:Brendan Taylor (wk), Graeme Cremer (c), Hamilton Masakadza, Malcolm Waller, Kyle Jarvis, Craig Ervine, Tendai Chatara, Sikandar Raza, Solomon Mire, Peter Moor, Blessing Muzarabani
Bench:Chris Mpofu, Tendai Chisoro, Brandon Mavuta, Ryan Murray
Let’s see the must have players in this match
Sikandar Raza
Shakib Al Hasan
Tamim Iqbal
Rubel Hossain
Mustafizur Rahman


Reliable players
Mashrafe Mortaza
Mushfiqur Rahim
Graeme Cremer


High performance players ( on the fantain app)
Hamilton Masakadza - 77
BRM Taylor - 87
Tamim Iqbal - 121
Graeme Cremer - 92
Sikandar Raza - 175
Shakib Al Hasan - 187

What do you think?
Indu
P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions
are purely the Editor’s. We do not take

responsibility, nor can we guarantee the
performance of the players. All the best !!!

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