Zimbabwe in town to battle the Tigers

The Zimbabwean squad led by the veteran Hamilton Masakadza landed safely at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at around 8.45 am on Tuesday (October 16).

Before the series proper going onto the field, the visiting side will first take part in a practice game at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishthan in Savar on October 19. The series will start with the first ODI to be held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on October 21.

Following that, the series will move to Chattogram, as the two teams will lock horns with each other for the remainder of the ODI series in the port city. Both the matches will be hosted by the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on October 24 and 26 respectively.

All three one-dayers are scheduled to be day-night affairs.

Post the limited over series, the two teams will next travel to Sylhet for the first of the two Tests, beginning on November 3 at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. Then the series will once again return to the capital as the second and final Test will then be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium from November 11.

Zimbabwe will leave the country on November 16. They are here following a bilateral series against South Africa where they were left winless in both the ODI and T20I series. - www.bdcrictime.com