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Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Live Score T20 World Cup 2022


Fresh off their roaring last-ball win over Pakistan in Perth on Thursday, Zimbabwe will face Bangladesh at the Gabba on Sunday in a Group 2 Super 12 match of the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup.

Zimbabwe gave the cricketing world a match for the ages by stunning Pakistan with a run. The African nation’s victory means the team have three points from two matches and are only behind India and South Africa in Group 2. A semi-final spot for Zimbabwe looks tough for the moment, but a victory against Bangladesh will surely be a blow for Pakistan.

Meanwhile, in fourth place in Group 2 are Bangladesh, who suffered a heavy defeat to South Africa on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. But if Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe, the team led by Shakib-al-Hasan will climb to third place in the group.

But the Bangla Tigers won’t have it easy against Zimbabwe. Craig Ervine’s side reportedly believe anything is possible for them after shocking Pakistan. Ervine will again rely on the versatile Sikandar Raza to deliver goods to the team. Raza plays like a possessed man in this tournament and scored 145 runs while claiming 8 wickets. The 36-year-old has walked away with three Player of the Match awards in Zimbabwe’s four completed matches.

Although Raza was the engine that propelled Zimbabwe into this tournament, other players also put in the effort. Wesley Madhevere found quick shots at the top of the command. In the qualifying phase of the tournament, Ervine netted a crucial fifty against Scotland. Also in the bowling department, the likes of Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara and Richard Ngarava contributed with wickets giving Raza much needed support.

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It will be interesting to see how Zimbabwe fare and how Bangladesh try to counter Raza’s batting and bowling. Bangladesh have struggled to silence Raza this year. The all-rounder beat two fifty and two hundred against Bangladesh in the T20I and ODI series respectively in July-August this year. He was the player of the series for both bilateral tournaments.

Bowlers in Bangladesh are said to be still reeling from the aftermath of the punishment meted out by South African bowlers. But they can take inspiration from the fact that fast bowler Taskin Ahmed’s four-wicket spell against the Netherlands propelled the team to a historic win. Additionally, senior fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman did not concede more than 20 points in the two completed periods against the Netherlands and South Africa.

Shakib was also among the wickets. But it’s the batsmen who have led the Asian team in their two matches so far. No batsman from Bangladesh has passed the 40-point mark so far in the tournament.

Form guide (last five games)

Bangladesh: LWLL

Zimbabwe: W-NR-WLW

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Head to Head

Matches played: 19

Zimbabwe wins: 7

Bangladesh wins: 12

Ground

This is the first match at the Gabba for this World Cup. Expect a freshly laid track for this contest. Teams batting first have won four of six T20Is in Brisbane, with 168 being the average score in the first inning.

Weather forecast

According to Accuweather, the Sunday after in Brisbane will be warm with increasing cloudiness. But there is little threat of rain with a chance of precipitation around 1%. The afternoon temperature will be 31°C.

Possible XIs

Zimbabwe possible eleven: Wessley Madhevere, Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (wk), Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani

Possible Bangladesh XI: Soumya Sarkar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud

Top Fantasy Pick Suggestions

Drummers: Craig Ervine, Wessley Madhevere, Sean Williams

Versatile: Shakib Al Hasan, Sikandar Raza

Wicket keeper: Nurul Hassan

Bowlers: Taskin Ahmed, Blessing Muzarabani, Mustafizur Rahman, Brad Evans

Betting odds (bet 365)

Zimbabwe: 2.50

Bangladesh: 1.53

Where to watch live

The match starts at 8:30 am IST. In India, the match will be broadcast on Star Sports Network. Online viewers can follow the action live via Disney+ Hotstar.


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