Dream11, Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI

January 15, 2018. Bangladesh will be facing Zimbabwe in Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka Tri series on Monday at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. 

Bangladesh is expected to follow the same strategies that they have been following for a long time and go with maximum pace attack in their side. Pitch on this ground could be a bit slower but the batsman and bowlers, they both will get the opportunity to score runs or take wickets. 

On the other hand with Zimbabwe or Ireland or UAE kind of team it’s always hard to predict their probable 11s. These teams have one of the best players who participate in international t20s or when they are on national duties they perform really well but they get drop from the team in any match for unknown reasons. So picking up players from Zimbabwe side will be a bit risky. 

Let’s start with probable XIs.


Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, M Rahim, M Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain and one spinner either Hassan or Saifuddin. I personally believe they will give priority to Hassan. 

Graeme Cremer, Hamilton Masakadza, Solomon Mire, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor, S Raza, M Waller, Peter Moor, Kyle Jarvis, Chris Mpofu, Tendai Chatara
This is the best possible 11 for Zimbabwe from my side. Rest, god knows whom they will pick and drop. 


I believe this one is going to be most common team today in dream11 small leagues. Reason behind it is simple. People know that Iqbal is an aggressive player so they pick him as vc and being an all rounder Shakib will get double opportunity to earn points so they will pick him as Captain. Anyways, I am not going into details.

The only player that makes this team different is Chatara. You can pick Mpofu or Jarvis instead. Or if you want to to take creamer then you can make some adjustments. I have picked Chatara because only 6% of people has picked him. 

With this team we have the openers from both sides. Two backups in case one of the openers gets out. And 3 bowlers from each side which makes it a balanced. Rest everything else will depend on their performances. Pick anyone as your captain or vice captain. You can pick Mortaza or A Haque as your vice captain. A Haque had a wonderful BPL and after that in a domestic match he scored a double century  too. You can pick Raza or Mire too. I am going with the common one in small leagues. You follow your gut feeling and feel free to make changes. Don’t go in GL with this team. That would be waste of money. To win Grand League you have to take Grand Risk too. Play small, Good luck! 

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