Imrul Kayes of Bangladesh bats during the first of five-match ODI series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh at Harare Sports Club on August 12. Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor won the toss and elected to field in the second one-day international.
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HARARE (AFP) - Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor won the toss and elected to field in the second one-day international against Bangladesh at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday.
Bangladesh have lost three matches in a row since arriving - a three-day warmup, the one-off Test match and the first of five ODIs on Friday.
Their new coach Stuart Law believes it is partly down to him not yet being fully familiar with the players. "But we will come out firing today (Sunay)," he told AFP.
The problem has been inconsistency and lack of commitment, according to captain Shakib Al Hassan.
Bangladesh made one change, dropping Sohrawardi Shuvo after one appearance, and replacing him with all-round off-spinner Nazir Hossain, who is making his ODI debut.
This will be Tamim Iqbal's 100th ODI appearance for Bangladesh, on the ground he made his debut six years ago. He has had an unsuccessful run here so far and will therefore be doubly determined to play well.
Zimbabwe remain unchanged.
Brendan Taylor (capt), Vusi Sibanda, Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Tatenda Taibu (wk), Foster Mtizwa, Elton Chigumbura, Ray Price, Prosper Utseya, Chrisopher Mpofu, Brian Vitori.
Shakib Al Hassan (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Shahriar Nafeez, Nazir Hossain.
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasina (SRI) and Russell Tiffin (ZIM).
TV Umpire: Owen Chirombe (ZIM).
Match referee:: Roshan Mahanama (SRI).
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