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Zimbabwe

A choice by default

Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe

A choice by default

When selectors picked Shahadat Hossain for Bangladesh's first Test against Zimbabwe last week, analysts, journalists and even a number of cricket enthusiasts seemed to have had a brain freeze momentarily. Why would Bangladesh's selectors recall a bowler whom the think-tank had written off 19 months ago after a dreadful series against Sri Lanka? Is it his current domestic record? Not quite. Shahadat has played a total of ten first-class matches since he was dropped from the national squad in March last year.  He scalped eleven wickets in the Bangladesh Cricket League...

Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe Cricket

Zim's practice ends in draw

The bowling attack which Zimbabwe faced in the drawn three-day practice match at Fatullah was not challenging enough for their batsmen to prepare for the three-match Test series against the home team. Bangladesh are expected to rely heavily on their slow bowlers to maximise the home advantage from the pitch in the upcoming series. Nevertheless, match practice always helps a team to accustom with the conditions and in this drawn contest, which is their opening and also the lone game...

BCB XI take lead

BCB XI take lead

Half-centuries from Shamsur Rahman and Shuvagata Hom, both of whom have been included in the squad for the first Test against Zimbabwe, helped BCB XI take the lead at the end of the second day of the three-day practice match against Zimbabwe in Fatullah yesterday. The local side finished the day on 252 for...

Rookie leggie in 14-man squad

Rookie leggie in 14-man squad

  Leg-spinner Jubair Hossain has been included in the 14-member team for the first Test against Zimbabwe which begins in Mirpur on October 25. The Bangladesh Cricket Board announced the team yesterday evening. The 19-year-old bowler has played just two first-class matches and is going to be Bangladesh's first specialist leg-spinner to make a Test squad. As other changes to the side that played in West Indies, pacer Shahadat Hossain has returned to the Test fold after 19 months. Top-order batsman Marshall Ayub has also returned to the team. Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has returned from his disciplinary suspension. Anamul Haque, Elias Sunny, Robiul Islam, Shohag Gazi, Nasir Hossain and Imrul Kayes,...

BCB to introduce DRS in ZIM series

BCB to introduce DRS in ZIM series

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has decided to introduce the Decision Review System (DRS) for the upcoming series against Zimbabwe due to begin on October 25. This will be the first time that the DRS will be employed in a home series in Bangladesh. The system, which provides the bowling side to appeal against an...

Zimbabwe Arrive Here This Afternoon

Craig, Tinashe back

Zimbabwe have brought back Craig Ervine and Tinashe Panyangara for the upcoming Tests and ODIs in Bangladesh and have named two uncapped players -- Brian Chari and Wellington Masakadza -- in the Test squad. While Panyangara was expelled for indiscipline in August, Ervine, who last played a Test in March 2013, had made himself available earlier this month for the Bangladesh tour, 18 months after he had refused a winter contract in April 2013. The southern Africans arrive here today afternoon...

Practice Test begins today

As part of the preparations for the upcoming home series against Zimbabwe the Bangladesh national cricketers will play a three-day practice match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, starting from today. Bangladesh Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim will lead one team and another will be led by his deputy Tamim Iqbal. Veteran left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak will not available for the practice match as he has been advised to take three weeks off due to a right hamstring injury he suffered during practice....

Focus on spin in Zim series

The national selectors announced a 32-member preliminary squad yesterday for the upcoming home series against Zimbabwe. The training camp for the three Tests and five ODIs will get underway today at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. The selectors made the long list as there is also an upcoming tour of the Bangladesh A team to India. The Faruque Ahmed-led selection panel, which also includes Minhajul Abedin and Habibul Bashar, had a meeting with coach Chandika Hathurusingha where they discussed their...

Preliminary squad for Zim series announced

Preliminary squad for Zim series announced

The Bangladesh Cricket Board today announced a 32-member preliminary squad for their series against Zimbabwe scheduled to begin later this month. Ace-allrounder Shakib Al Hasan, who was earlier suspended due to a disciplinary issue, has returned to the squad. The camp for the series will begin tomorrow. Zimbabwe arrive in Dhaka on October 17. The first...

BD A win series 2-1

BD A win series 2-1

Bangladesh A came from behind to record a 2-1 win in the three-match one-day series against their Zimbabwe counterparts as they beat the visitors by 31 runs in the last game at the Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah yesterday. Batting first, Bangladesh A posted a decent total of 239. In reply, Bangladesh...

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