Bangladesh to tour Zimbabwe in three phases
Bangladesh will be touring Zimbabwe in three different contingents for a full-series.
This will be Bangladesh’s third away series in 2021, after New Zealand and Sri Lanka tours.
In their first tour to Zimbabwe in eight years, Bangladesh will be playing one Test, three ODIs and three T20Is. The Test team is slated to land in Zimbabwe on June 29 and quarantine for one day. This allows Mominul Haque’s men to take part in a warm-up game in Bulawayo on July 3-4.
The Bulwayo Test begins on July 7 before white-ball segment heads to Harare, where Bangladesh will play three World Cup Super League ODIs on July 16, 18 and 20, and the three T20Is on July 23, 25 and 27. A one-day practice match will be staged on July 14.
Unlike most tours around the globe in current circumstances, Bangladesh will be able to send players in three phases for the respective formats. This will allow some of the players get relief from bio-bubble that has been taking toll lately.
A few top cricketers including Mushfiqur Rahim are expected to skip parts of the Zimbabwe tour. Mushfiqur was recently said to be skipping the T20I series after finishing Test and ODI series.
Bangladesh players are currently playing the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) T20. The Tigers have been having continuous cricket since the home series against West Indies January-February. After the completion of Zimbabwe tour, they will meet Australia, New Zealand and England in white-ball cricket.
Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe 2021 itinerary:
June 29: Bangladesh land in Zimbabwe
July 3-4: Two-day warm-up match, Bulawayo
July 7-11: Only Test, Bulwayo
July 14: One-day warm-up, match, Harare
July 16: 1st ODI, Harare
July 18: 2nd ODI, Harare
July 20: 3rd ODI, Harare
July 23: 1st T20I, Harare
July 25: 2nd T20I, Harare
July 27: 3rd T20I, Harare