ZIM vs BAN 1st ODI: Bangladesh’s miserable T20I record has gotten even worse after they were humiliated by hosts Zimbabwe in a set of matches. This is the second time in as many T20I series that Bangladesh has lost, following their thrashing in the Caribbean last month. The Men in Green, though, are an entirely different team in the 50-over format under Tamim Iqbal, and they’ll be out for vengeance in the three-match ODI series, so the hosts will need to be cautious of them.

Bangladesh defeated stronger opponents West Indies and South Africa in their last two ODI series. In the meantime, Zimbabwe will be ecstatic with their historic victory over the visitors in the T20I series and will try to maintain that momentum in the ODI series, which starts on Friday, August 5, at the Harare Sports Club.

ZIM vs BAN 1st ODI: Match Details

Match: ZIM vs BAN, 1st ODI, Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe, 2022

Date: Friday, August 05, 2022

Time: 11.00 AM

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare 

ZIM vs BAN 1st ODI: Team overview


Bangladesh hasn’t exactly been playing at the peak of its game recently in Twenty20 international matches. In a Twenty20 International series they played against the West Indies, they suffered a 2-0 loss in each game. Previously, Bangladesh and Bangladesh competed in a Twenty20 International series. In the two games that were played, the series ended in a tie, 1-1.

Key Players of Bangladesh

  1. Liton Das – He has been Bangladesh’s leading run scorer recently and has been incredibly effective for the team. For Bangladesh, he has produced a respectable amount. He has consistently dominated Bangladesh’s run-scoring rankings in recent years. He has consistently displayed exceptional play in Twenty20 Internationals, and when the squad travels to Zimbabwe, he will exert every effort to leave an impression on the audience.
  2. Mustafizur Rahman – The player known as Mustafizur Rahman should be avoided at all costs when competing in Harare. Each delivery in his armory has the potential to result in an early victory in the conflict. He has a wide range of options.


The Zimbabwe Twenty20 International (ODI) team has recently excelled to a degree that is noticeably higher than their regular norms. After defeating the Netherlands in the competition’s championship game, they were awarded the title of champion and went on to win the World T20 Qualifier as a result of their triumph. As a result of their triumph, they have been named the competition’s champions, and they now have the privilege of using that title. Zimbabwe excelled in all areas of the game, but their batting, fielding, and bowling caught the eye in particular. They intend to fight against Bangladesh in the upcoming Twenty20 International series, and winning would be their goal.

Key Players from Zimbabwe

  1. At this moment, Sikandar Raza has attained a level where they are exhibiting a high degree of physical fitness. If his team finds itself in a difficult situation, he may initiate a counteroffensive against the opposition. His services will be crucial to Zimbabwe’s chances of winning future games against Bangladesh because of how much value he offers to teams.
  2. Blessing Muzarabani, a strike bowler for the Zimbabwean national team, has recently been putting up some extremely impressive performance-based figures. Both the new ball and the old ball are bowled by him incredibly effectively. He is skilled with both balls.

ZIM vs BAN 1st ODI – Full Squad


Anamul Haque Bijoy, Liton Das, Taskin Ahmed, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan(C), Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Munim Shahriar,  Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Najmul Hossain Shanto,  Mehedy Hasan Miraz,  Mosaddek Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon.


Tendai Chatara, Luke Jongwe, Ainsley Ndlovu, Innocent Kaia, Clive Madande, Craig Ervine (C), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Wessly Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Blessing Muzarabani, Donald Tiripano, Milton Shumba, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Sean Williams.

ZIM vs BAN 1st ODI – Playing XI


Shoriful Islam, Mehdi Hasan, Liton Das (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan Sohan (c), Afif Hossain, Mossadek Hossain, Anamul Haque, Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman,


Wesley Madhevere, Tendai Chatara, Regis Chakvbva (wk), Ryan Burl, Sean Williams, Blessing Muzarabani, Sikandar Raza, Craig Ervine(C), Wellington Masakadza, Milton Shumba, Luke Jongwe,.

ZIM vs BAN 1st ODI – Pitch Report

The Jacaranda trees provide a lovely backdrop for the Harare Sports Club, which is situated in the heart of the city. It also boasts a charming pavilion with gables. It is surrounded on two sides by the opulent Royal Harare Gold Club and the secure presidential mansion. Since the first-ever Test match in Zimbabwe was played there in October 1992, the HSC has been the nation’s premier location for both one-day and test matches.

By constructing temporary stands, the club’s 10,000-person capacity can be extended. When Rhodesia performed at the MCC in 1956, 26,000 people attended—the highest crowd ever recorded. The club doesn’t have the widespread support that is occasionally seen in sizable athletic stadiums.

ZIM vs BAN 1st ODI – Weather Report

There won’t be a cloud in the sky on Friday, and the daytime high will be 28 degrees Celsius. The expected low temperature at night will be 14 degrees Celsius. No precipitation, including snow or rain, is expected today.

The predicted barometric pressure is 1017 millibars, and the predicted visibility is close to 11 km, or around 7 miles. The relative humidity will be at 35 percent, there won’t be any clouds in the sky, and there won’t be any rain. There is no chance of rain or snow.

ZIM vs BAN 1st ODI – Pre-play Predictions

Toss Winner: Bangladesh

Match Winner: Bangladesh

Top Batsman: Craig Ervine (Zimbabwe), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)

Top Bowler: Luke Jongwe (Zimbabwe), Shoriful Islam (Bangladesh)

Most Sixes: Tamim Iqbal (Zimbabwe)

Team Scores: Zimbabwe 230+, Bangladesh 350+

ZIM vs BAN 1st ODI – Match winner prediction

Bangladesh will have an additional opportunity to compete in T-20 internationals. The absence of power hitters on the Zimbabwean team will be a big disadvantage for them, so they’ll have to put in extra effort to compete against Bangladesh. Bangladesh seems to have a strong team, and they will start as the favorites to win.