The winners are yet to be confirmed for the final one win in the first two games of the Tri-nation series T20. Zimbabwe are backfoot after losing the first two matches, have to win the remaining two matches. Bangladesh won the match in one match.
Shakib Al Hasan's team is taking the field against Zimbabwe in Chittagong today.
The match starts at 6:30 pm at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattagram today.
Bangladesh’s win against Zimbabwe in today's match also means that Afghanistan’s two matches in Chattagram part will be game of just formalities.
Afghanistan who won two straight matches in Dhaka against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh will start their return leg match in Chattagram on Friday by taking on Zimbabwe.
But what would give Afghanistan an advantage is not the headache of Bangladesh who has been in a position of embarrassment following their 25-run loss to Rashid Khan’s side in Dhaka.
Bangladesh earlier lost their one-off Test game to Afghanistan and Shakib Al Hasan, the captain of the side said that a Tri-series victory only could help them get the lost pride back.
So when they lost to Afghanistan in T20 also, the pride is at stake. But for the time being Bangladesh is eying to seal the spot in final though they are not ready to take any added burden.
“Whenever we play every match, we play to win. We have two-three matches if we play in the final. So not thinking in that way, we should play the match to win, not like we will play to set the final,” Mosaddek Hossain Saikat told reporters adding that it is true that their confidence is low at the moment.
“If batsmen are not making runs then their confidence is low, that’s normal. We lost the match with around short of 20 runs. So with a low confidence level, if we lose the match with 20 runs I think if we can execute in a better, it will be easier for us to win the match,” he said.
Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by three wickets in the first game after a lot of hardship. The two teams so far played 10 times with Bangladesh winning six games in contrast of Zimbabwe’s four.
“It’s a must-win game for us and the pressure is on the host rather than us,” Zimbabwean all-rounder Sean Williams told reporters ahead of the crucial game.