Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI Live Cricket Score, BAN v ZIM 2013
Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor has won the toss and elected to bowl first. He hopes to take advantage of the early morning start at the Queens Sports Club ground in Bulawayo.
Bangladesh have made four changes from their XI that won against Sri Lanka last month. Tamim Iqbal returns after missing two matches in Sri Lanka due to a thumb injury. Shakib Al Hasan too returns to ODI cricket for the first time in 12 months. Robiul Islam makes his ODI debut while Shafiul Islam returns after the West Indies series, having missed the last tour due to a stomach muscle injury.
Anamul Haque is not touring Zimbabwe due to college exams. Jahurul Islam and Sohag Gazi are in the squad but not in the line-up, while Shahadat Hossain has returned home due to an injury.
Zimbabwe are also a very different side from their last ODI line-up. They have brought in debutant Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Elton Chigumbura, Prosper Utseya, Shingi Masakadza, Tineshe Panyangara and Tendai Chatara in place of Tino Mawoyo, Chamu Chibhabha, Tino Mutombodzi, Natsai Mushangwe, Kyle Jarvis and Christopher Mpofu.
The home side have won 12 out of 46 matches at this ground, their last match here a one-wicket win over New Zealand. Bangladesh are among two teams to have won six matches at this ground. They have only lost two out of eight matches here.
Robiul becomes the 107th ODI cricketer for Bangladesh, while Raza becomes Zimbabwe's 116th ODI cricketer.
Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Regis Chakabva, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor (capt & wk), Sean Williams, Malcolm Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Prosper Utseya, Shingi Masakadza, Tineshe Panyangara, Tendai Chatara.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Abdur Razzak, Robiul Islam, Shafiul Islam.