Bangladesh will be confident of doing well against Zimbabwe in the upcoming three-match one-day series that begins on 21st October. Mashrafe Mortaza and co. produced an excellent performance in the finals of Asia Cup 2018 against India.
On the other hand, Zimbabwe will be hoping for a better performance after a disappointing series in South Africa. The senior players like Brendan Taylor, Hamilton Masakadza and Solomon Mire will need to raise their game if Zimbabwe wants to end their losing streak in limited-overs format. Zimbabwe Captain Hamilton Masakadza will need to lead from the front in order to turn things around for Zimbabwe.
Here are some of the key stats related to Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2018 ODI Series
2013 was the last time Zimbabwe won a bilateral one-day series against Bangladesh
2002 was the last time Zimbabwe won a bilateral one-day series in Bangladesh. The visitors will need to do better in order to produce something out of this series.
69 matches have been played between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Bangladesh have dominated with 41 victories to their name while Zimbabwe have come out on 28 occasions.
2 centuries for Bangladesh’s wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim against Zimbabwe in limited-overs cricket. The hosts will certainly be relying on Rahim to do bulk of the scoring in the series due to his impressive returns with the bat in the Asia Cup 2018.
27 wickets needed by Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah to complete 100 wickets in limited-overs cricket. Mahmudullah currently has taken 73 wickets at an average of 45.34
160 runs required by Zimbabwe opener Solomon Mire to complete 1000 runs in limited-overs cricket. Mire has scored 840 runs from 40 matches at an average of 21.
5 wickets needed by Zimbabwe all-rounder Elton Chigumbura to complete 100 wickets in one-day internationals. He currently has taken 95 wickets from 208 matches at an average of 42.70.
18 wickets needed by Zimbabwe medium pacer Tendai Chatara to complete 100 wickets in limited-overs cricket. Chatara has taken 82 wickets from 60 matches at an average of 30.89.
10 wickets needed by Zimbabwe fast bowler Kyle Jarvis to complete 50 wickets in limited-overs cricket. Chatara has taken 40 wickets from 37 matches at an average of 42.42.