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BAN vs ZIM: 1st T20I Dream11 Predictions, Fantasy Tips, Teams, Pitch Report & Top Picks

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With the 2024 T20 World Cup looming around the corner, Bangladesh (BAN) will play Zimbabwe (ZIM) for a three-match T20I series as part of preparation for the upcoming event. The first T20I slates on May 3 at 5:30 PM IST with Najmul Hossain Shanto set to lead the Tigers at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.

Ahead of the game, here is a look at the Dream11 predictions, fantasy tips, pitch report, the top player picks, and the best-predicted XIs for the fantasy contests of the match.

BAN vs ZIM Head-to-Head Stats

The two sides have squared off against one another 20 times in T20Is and the Tigers have had the edge with 13 wins. The Chevrons have won seven games so far.

ZIM won
BAN won
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BAN vs ZIM Pitch Report

The surface at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram helps the pacers at the start with some lateral movement. The spinners play a decisive role here but if the pitch is a fresh one, the batters might hold the edge. This was the highest-scoring venue during the 2024 Bangladesh Premier League.

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram Ground Stats

Matches: 24
Matches won batting first: 12
Matches won batting second: 12
Average runs/wicket: 21.26
Highest total recorded: 207/5 by Bangladesh vs Ireland, March 2023
Lowest total recorded: 39 by Netherlands vs Sri Lanka, 2014

Fantasy value from pitch report

  • Pacers could get early movement with the new ball and some true bounce.
  • With heatwaves in the country, the spinners are likely to be more effective.
  • Batters who could play spin well are an asset.

BAN vs ZIM Fantasy Cricket Tips

Bangladesh Heavy Fantasy XI

The Bangladesh side will depend a lot on their spinners- Mahedi Hasan and Tanvir Islam. Both of them have the quality to topple non SENA players and it would be interesting to see how they go about business. Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mahmudullah Riyad are other Bangladesh players who are reliable and can earn a lot of fantasy points.

Zimbabwe Heavy Fantasy XI

The triumvirate of Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams and Craig Ervine are the top bets when it comes to Zimbabwe playing in Bangladesh. However, Blessing Muzarabani and Richard Ngarava have had the exposure to these conditions during BPL and hence could come handy as well.

BAN vs ZIM Winner Prediction

Bangladesh are the sure shot favourites at their home despite missing out Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman.

BAN vs ZIM Top Player Picks

Mahmudullah Riyad (BAN): The veteran has the ability to play important knocks with the bat lower down the order. He can also chip in with finger spin and bag wickets as well.

Najmul Hossain Shanto (BAN): The Bangladeshi skipper is one of their reliable batters and is a fantastic player of both spin and pace. Shanto would be looking to lead from the front.

Sikandar Raza (ZIM): After a below-par show in the IPL with the Punjab Kings, Raza would look to prove his mettle in the Bangladesh series. He can be super effective with the ball here. Also, Raza has the experience of batting in these tricky conditions.

Richard Ngarava(ZIM): The left-arm pacer may extract extra bit of bounce off the surface due to his height. He has the ability to bowl in slog overs as well as challenge the batters with the new white cherry.

BAN vs ZIM Differential Picks

Litton Das (BAN): The wicketkeeper-batter can be a great gamble as he bats at the top of the order and can attack the opposition inside the field restrictions. He has scored 119 runs from his last five matches.

Ryan Burl (ZIM): The all-rounder has the ability to pinch-hit at the later stages of the game. He has smashed 179 runs at an average hovering around 35 in his last nine matches. Burl can also be useful with some handy seam-up.

BAN vs ZIM Fantasy Expert Advice

A fantasy team combination of 1-3-4-3 or 1-3-3-4 could be a formidable option to earn plenty of fantasy points.

BAN vs ZIM Fantasy Team for Head-to-Head/ Small Leagues

Wicketkeeper: Litton Das
Batters: Johnathan Campbell, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy
All-rounders: Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mahedi Hasan
Bowlers: Blessing Muzarabani, Tanvir Islam

Captain: Najmul Hossain Shanto
Vice-captain: Sikandar Raza

Bangladesh: 6 Players; Zimbabwe: 5 Players

BAN vs ZIM for Winner Takes All/ Grand Leagues

Wicketkeeper: Clive Madande
Batters: Craig Ervine, Sean Williams,Najmul Hossain Shanto
All-rounders: Sikandar Raza, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mahedi Hasan
Bowlers: Blessing Muzarabani, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Richard Ngarava

Captain: Mahedi Hasan
Vice-captain: Najmul Hossain Shanto

Bangladesh: 5 Players; Zimbabwe: 6 Players