1314 views

Tri nation series

Zimbabwe seeks win in Masakadza’s farewell match

blank Hasan Shahriar
blank Hasan Shahriar
Zimbabwe seeks win in Masakadza’s farewell match
Photo: Collected A-A+

||CF Correspondent ||
Afghanistan might be the outright favourite but Zimbabwe would come all out all guns blazing to win the match and thereby give their captain Hamilton Masakadza a befitting farewe
ll

Before the series, Masakadza announced he would retire from the cricket after the tournament and when Zimbabwe would take on Afghanistan in their last match of the Tri-nation T20 series on Friday at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, it will Masakadza’s farewell match.
Zimbabwe has already been eliminated from the race of the Tri-nation T20 series final but the stake is high for them only because of Masakadza.
The match is a dead-rubber one with both Bangladesh and Afghanistan making the final.

But the task is tougher for Zimbabwe, as they never won any T20 International match against the Afghans. The two teams so far met eight times including the one in the ongoing tournament and Afghanistan won the all the matches in a comprehensive manner.In the first match of the tournament, Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 28 runs.

Zimbabwe also lost their both group phase match against Bangladesh—by three wickets and 39 runs.Apart from beating Zimbabwe, Afghanistan also beat Bangladesh by 25 runs.Afghanistan however came to practice session on Thursday after a day gap. A relaxed mood is prevailing in the Afghanistan camp as they opted not to take on the field for the first time on Wednesday since their arrival in Bangladesh.

This was quite unusual considering they were the team that prepared them through participating in every net session since the beginning of the Test series.
The only area of concern for the Afghans looked to be the unavailability of interim head coach Andy Moles as he is currently hospitalized in Dhaka for his infection on his legs

.Moles had sustained the infection during their preparation camp at Dubai but attended all the practice session wearing a bandage on his leg.
Batting coach Nawraz Mangal is currently looking after them as the head coach and the former national skipper and selector would be keen to start his journey on a winning note as they take on Zimbabwe tomorrow.But for Zimbabwe, it is the match to make it remember for the cause of Masakadza and for the cause of breaking the defeat jinx against Afghanistan.

.

Comment

Read More

Bangladesh Cricket

Bangladesh cricket in trouble

 ||CF  Correspondent || Bangladesh’s cricket goes into deep water as the cricketers called for an unprecedented strike on Monday to press home their 11 demands, leaving next month's tour of India

Match Report Live Score More
| Cricfrenzy
Update:
1987 views

Strike

Mashrafe overlooked in cricketers’ strike programme

|| CF  Correspondent || Bangladesh national cricketers seemed to have boycotted national ODI skipper Mashrafee bin Mortaza as he was not part of them while they placed 11-point demand at the

Match Report Live Score More
2223 views

Bangladesh Cricket

The 11-point demands at a glance

||CF Correspondent || As Bangladesh cricketers press for 11-point demands, leaving the country’s cricket stranded, the Cricfrenzy looks at those issues what are raised by the cricketers in an unprecedented press

Match Report Live Score More
1978 views

Bangladesh Cricket

Bangladesh cricket in trouble

 ||CF  Correspondent || Bangladesh’s cricket goes into deep water as the cricketers called for an unprecedented strike on Monday to press home their 11 demands, leaving next month's tour of India

Match Report Live Score More
1989 views

India -South Africa

India on brink of Test sweep over South Africa

|| Desk Report  || Pace duo Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav claimed five wickets between them Monday to put India on the brink of a series whitewash after South Africa crumbled

Match Report Live Score More
1878 views