Zimbabwe and Bangladesh have agreed to adjust the three-match Twenty20 international (T20I) series and as a result it began on Thursday.
Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) agreed early this week to bring forward the other two matches set to be played on Friday and Sunday at Harare Sports Club.
This is a crucial series for both teams since the three matches are part of the ICC Super League, the qualification pathway for the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India.
In a statement ZC revealed they reached a consensus with BCB to have the dates for the T20Is changed to deal with the challenges that the tour’s broadcast production company was facing.
“ZC and the BCB agreed to adjust the fixtures in order to address the scheduling and logistical challenges that the tour’s broadcast production company was facing,’’ said ZC.
Meanwhile, Chevrons captain Brendan Taylor is now the country’s second leading run scorer in ODIs.
He overtook Grant Flower as the second leading run scorer for Zimbabwe in the 50-over format of the game.
Early this week Taylor scored 46 off 57 deliveries in the second ODI against the Tigers to take his tally to 6 600 runs.
Flower reportedly scored 6 571 runs for Zimbabwe in 221 ODIs between 1992 and 2010 with a best score of 142 not out against Bangladesh at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on 11 April 2001, a match Zimbabwe won by 36 runs.
Andy Flower is Zimbabwe’s leading run getter in ODIs with a tally 6 786 off 213 matches played between 1992 and 2003. His best score of 145 came against India in a 2002 ICC Champions Trophy match played in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with the left-handed batsman’s effort on that day not enough as the Indians won the close contest by 14 runs.