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Zimbabwe looking to repeat 2018 Sylhet victory

  • Published at 11:09 pm February 17th, 2020
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Zimbabwe's Sikandar Raza bats during practice in Mirpur Monday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

“Bangladesh are a difficult away tour in cricket. We just need to make sure that we are on point and hopefully we will come out as good this time as well,” wicketkeeper batsman Regis Chakabva told the media

Zimbabwe will be looking to repeat their performance from a Test match win over Bangladesh in Sylhet in November 2018 in the upcoming Test against the same opponents at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. 

The African nation recently finished a competitive Test series against Sri Lanka, and will play a two-day practice match against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI before the lone Test that will start on Saturday. 

Prior to the practice match, the Zimbabwe team held a practice session at the National Cricket Academy in Mirpur Monday afternoon.

“Bangladesh have been always a competitive side. We are just focusing on our side to perform well. We are concentrating on our strengths and what we need to do in the middle. We need to look at that Test we won against Bangladesh [in Sylhet] and see how we played and achieved victory. We need to repeat that type of performance, wicketkeeper batsman Regis Chakabva told the media Monday.

“Bangladesh are a difficult away tour in cricket. We just need to make sure that we are on point and hopefully we will come out as good this time as well,” he added.

The Zimbabwe camp knows of the threat the Bangladesh spinners could pose, as the pitches in the subcontinent always help spinners in longest format. Although left-arm spinner Shakib al Hasan is missing, Chakabva believes Bangladesh still have enough weapons in the spin bowling department to make victory a difficult task for Zimbabwe.

“Shakib is a big player, but a lot of the players have been playing for Bangladesh for many years. Even without Shakib, Bangladesh are not any less competitive. We have to be on point when playing against the spinners. It will be a big challenge and hopefully we will perform well,” Chakabva saud.

The two day practice match between visiting Zimbabwe and BCB XI will start from Tuesday morning at BKSP ground 3 in Savar.