Zimbabwe, Bangladesh
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In the latest development, the upcoming three-match T20I series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh has been preponed due to logistical reasons.

Zimbabwe and Bangladesh are currently locking horns in a three-match ODI series, the final of which will take place on Tuesday, July 20.

As per the original itinerary, the three-match T20I rubber was scheduled to take place on July 23, 25, and 27 in Harare.

However, in an official press release, Zimbabwe Cricket announced that the schedule has been preponed following a unanimous decision by both ZC and BCB.

The three T20Is will now take place on July 22, 23, and 25 at the same venue.

“Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have agreed to bring forward the three-match Twenty20 international (T20I) series between their senior men’s national teams in Harare,” ZC said in a release. 

“The matches will now be played on 22, 23 and 25 July at Harare Sports Club, not on 23, 25 and 27 July as originally scheduled,” the release added. “ZC and the BCB agreed to adjust the fixtures in to address the scheduling and logistical challenges that the tour’s broadcast production company was facing.” the statement said.

Zimbabwe, Bangladesh
Shakib Al Hasan led the way for Bangladesh in the 2nd ODI [Image-Twitter]
Bangladesh have already won the one-off Test and the first couple of ODIs in the three-match series and they will now be looking to make a 3-0 clean sweep and pocket all the 30 ICC ODI Super League points on offer.

In the second ODI, Zimbabwe had asserted themselves into a dominant position after having reduced Bangladesh to 6-145 during their defense of 9/240.

However, Shakib Al Hasan’s calm and collected knock of 96* off 109 balls led to their undoing as Bangladesh stormed home by three wickets.

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Updated schedule of Zimbabwe-Bangladesh T20I series-

1st T20I- July 22

2nd T20I- July 23

3rd T20I- July 25

Venue- Harare Sports Club

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