Cricket

Zimbabwe ask Tigers to bat

2014-11-21 09:49
Elton Chigumbura (File)

Chittagong - Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura won the toss and sent Bangladesh in to bat Friday in the series-opening limited-overs international.

Bangladesh, coming off a 3-0 sweep of the test series, gave legspinner Sabbir Rahman an ODI debut. Paceman Al-Amin Hossain returned to the national team after having his bowling action tested in Chennai.

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will lead Bangladesh in the five-match ODI series, with the national board introducing split captaincy for test and one-day teams.

Bangladesh is yet to win any ODI in 2014, losing 12 and having one washed out.

Pace bowler Solomon Mire will make his debut for Zimbabwe.

Teams:

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain

Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Hamilton Masakadza, Elton Chigumbura, Regis Chakabva, Solomon Mire, Tinashe Panyangara, John Nyumbu, Tendai Chatara, Tafadzwa Kamungozi.

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