Zimbabwe Facing Bangladesh In 3 Series Test

There will be a 3-match test series played between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe towards the end of this year.

It’s not often that these two teams get to play so many test matches in a series. Normally, they just play 2-match test series, but, this time, the boards of the two countries have decided to have a prolonged series.

The last time that Zimbabwe had featured in a 3-match test series was more than a decade back i.e. in 2001, while, Bangladesh had done that in 2007.

This series will start in the third week of October and the first couple of matches will take place in Chittagong. The third and final match will be played in Dhaka.

The last few months have been absolutely devastating for Bangladesh Cricket. They suffered shocking defeats against the minnows in the Asia Cup and in the World T20 Championship and then, playing against the second string Indian side last month, they lost two one day international matches in a row.

In one of those matches, Bangladesh had got India all out for 105 runs, but, they couldn’t chase down even that target and ended up getting bundled out for just 58 to lose the match.

Apart from the results, some other things have gone wrong with Bangladesh cricket as well. Their premier all rounder Shakib Al Hasan who is probably their best player ever has had a spat with the team management because of which he has been handed suspension recently.

The captain Mushfiqur Rahim has been reported to be thinking about quitting captaincy. So, things have got pear shaped for Bangladesh of late. The only thing that can get things fall in place again is a few victories which they can get against Zimbabwe, but, they will have to play well.