Live: Bangladesh opted to bat first

In the first match of the three match limited over series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, Bangladesh have won the toss and opted to bat first.

Live Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI at mirpur, 2018

Fazle Mahmud has made his way through the playing XI today what would be his first international appearance for Bangladesh.

Mohammad Saifuddin has also been picked up to play the first match while pacer Rubel Hossain is out of the show due to fever.

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It has been eight years since Zimbabwe last won a limited over match against Bangladesh. for Bangladesh, despite not having premier performers like Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal in the playing eleven, it would not be difficult to come out with a positive result.

The visiting team is rather on back foot being thrashed out by South Africa in both ODIs and T20I series.

Bangladesh playing XI: Liton Das, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim(wc), Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Fazle Mahmud, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(captain), Mustifizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin.

Zimbabwe playing XI:  Hamilton Masakadza (capt), 2 Cephas Zhuwao, 3 Craig Ervine, 4 Brendan Taylor (wk), 5 Sean Williams, 6 Peter Moor, 7 Sikandar Raza, 8 Donald Tiripano, 9 Brandon Mavuta, 10 Kyle Jarvis, 11 Tendai Chatara.

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