After giving Pakistan a run for their money, the Zimbabwean cricket team gears up to host Bangladesh for a brief tour in July 2021. This tour will feature a solitary Test match, three ODIs and three T20 international games.
The 3-match Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe ODI series will be a part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. Bangladesh have performed brilliantly in this new tournament so far, and they will have an opportunity to regain their number one position in the points table.
The Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe series also offers the visitors a chance to finalize their T20I lineup ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Furthermore, Bangladesh will look forward to returning to winning ways in the Test format after a forgettable run in the first-ever ICC World Test Championship.
Both Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have recorded victories over the top cricketing nations of the world, but they have never won a major ICC trophy at the senior level. Speaking of their international cricket history, Bangladesh struggled a bit against Zimbabwe during the initial phase of their head-to-head rivalry.
However, in the last few years, the Asian side has dominated the Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe rivalry, especially in the ODI format. Bangladesh will try to continue performing the same way against Zimbabwe.
As mentioned ahead, the Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe series will be played in all three formats. The tour will begin with a Test match on July 7. Initially, Bulawayo was slated to host the Test match, but now, all games of this tour will happen in Harare.
After the solitary Test, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will cross swords in an ICC Cricket World Cup Super League series at Harare Sports Club. The tour will culminate with three Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe T20I matches at the same venue.
Zimbabwe Cricket has received special permission to host this brief tour in the country. Keeping the COVID-19 restrictions in mind, the Zimbabwean cricket-governing body allotted all seven Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe matches to Harare.
The Harare Sports Club will host one Test, three ODIs and three T20Is over the next few weeks.
There will be no live telecast of the Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe series in India. FanCode will live stream all the games of this tour. ZBC TV will telecast the matches in Zimbabwe, while fans in Bangladesh can follow the live action on BTV, GTV and T Sports. Willow TV has the rights to broadcast the tour in the USA and Canada. Fans in other parts of the world can watch the matches on Rabbitholebd YouTube channel.