Zimbabwe's 15-member Test squad, led by Craig Ervine, are scheduled to land at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 4:55pm today. Bangladesh's full series against Zimbabwe consists of a lone Test, three ODIs and two T20Is.
The visitors will play a two-day practice match against BCB XI on February 18 and 19 before squaring off against the Tigers in the lone Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on February 22.
After the completion of the Test, the series will move to Sylhet where the two sides will play three ODIs slated for March 1, 3 and 6. After the ODI series, the teams will return to Dhaka for the two T20Is, to be held on March 9 and 11.
While Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) are yet to name the Tigers' squad for the lone Test, national selector Habibul Bashar informed The Daily Star yesterday that the Test squad might be announced following a board meeting on Sunday at the BCB headquarters.
It was learned that Mahmudullah Riyad had been asked to rethink his Test future during a meeting with head coach Russell Domingo. Any development on that regard will be made public once the board meeting comes to pass.
Doubts had also surfaced regarding Mushfiqur Rahim not being considered for the Zimbabwe Test after Domingo was keen to keep the same squad that played the first Test in Pakistan. Mushfiqur opted out of the first Pakistan Test citing security concerns. As per recent developments, it was learned that the wicketkeeper batsman will remain in consideration for the Zimbabwe series.