PV Sports Desk : Zimbabwe captain Sean Williams won the toss and asked Bangladesh to bat first in the first T20 of the two-match series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Monday.
Bangladesh so far won the one-off Test and swept the three-match ODI series. Inflicting another whitewash on Zimbabwe in T20 series will see them complete a tour sweep, which is the hosts’ eventual target.
Like the Test and ODI, Bangladesh also has the upper-hand over Zimbabwe as they won seven matches out of 11 encounters between the two sides.
In the last two meetings between the two sides, in tri-nation T20 series in Bangladesh in 2018, Bangladesh won both the games.
But the last bilateral series, which was also hosted by Bangladesh, Zimbabwe won a match to draw the series.
However, while Bangladesh oozed with confidence to complete another series sweep, Zimbabwe is looking to restore some pride and also end the win-draught in the series. Therefore the first T20 is crucial for them.