Zimbabwe arrive today

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:08, Feb 14,2020


A 15-man Zimbabwe squad will arrive in Dhaka today to take part in their fifth bilateral series in Bangladesh against the hosts since 2015.

The team will land at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital at 4:55pm and will begin their tour with a two-day practice match against a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI on February 18-19.

Zimbabwe come into the series on the back of a draw against Sri Lanka in their second Test in Harare, after suffering a 10-wicket defeat in the first Test to lose the series 0-1.

The Zimbabweans arrive in Dhaka without their regular skipper Sean Williams, who skipped the tour for his wife’s child birth, and batsman Craig Ervine will lead the side against the Tigers in his absence.

Pacer Kyle Jarvis also missed out from the tour due to a back injury and Chris Mpofu replaced him in the side.

The series will kick-off with a one-off Test from February 22 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

The two sides will then play a three-match one-day international series, on March 1, 3 and 6 respectively, with all matches taking place at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet.

Both sides will then return to the capital and play two Twenty20 internationals on March 9 and 11 respectively to conclude the series.

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