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Sylhet will host the first international test between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. This is also the first Occasion Sylhet hosting a test match. Most of the international games played in Bangladesh took place in either Dhaka or Chittagong till now. So Bangladesh fans have another Intl venue for them.
Can Bangladesh Dominate without their ace players?
Bangladesh have won all the three games in ODI series. But they are expected to win more convincing against a side like Zimbabwe. Both the teams are not positioned great in icc test rankings. Zimbabwe and Bangladesh are place tenth and nineth in icc test rankings.
Like in ODI ‘s Bangladesh will continue without their promises players. Tamim Iqbal is yet to recover from injury he picked up in Asia Cup. Sakhib is also not available due to injury. Mashrafe is not part of tests for a along time. In this circumstance Mahamadullah has got an opportunity to prove his leadership abilities. Two/three debuts are expected from Bangladesh side. Ariful Haq, is expected to make debut along with Mohd Mithun , Who impressed every one in last two months . Mehady Hasan is the best spinner in the side in the absence of Sakhib. But he will be having added onus on him. With the form Imrul kayes is in, Bangladesh cannot look in to a player beyond him to replace injured Tamim Iqbal. He was leading run scorer in the ODI series.
Mustafizur Rehmam will be part of test side after a long time. He is only confined to limited over cricket considering his injury problems for a long time. He will be assisted by Shaiful Islam in pace department. Bangladesh lost their last seven test matches.
Though Zimbabwe has lost all the three ODI. They have bigger concerns now. They were not firm underdogs before the start with the return of Brandon Taylor .But they played like clear underdogs. Hope their fortune changes. They have last their last ten test matches.
- Bangladesh to win the series.
- Mahamadullah to score atleast one half century.