Zimbabwe to play Bangladesh, Sri Lanka in ODI tri-series

Zimbabwe’s preparations for next year’s crucial World Cup qualifier have been given a boost as they will play Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in a tri-series from January 15.

A Zimbabwe XI will take on BCB XI in a one-day warm-up match on January 13 at the BKSP 4 Ground. Bangladesh will then take on Zimbabwe in the tri-series opener in Dhaka where all seven day-night matches, including the final on January 27, will be held. Each side will face each other twice during the league stage before the final.

Zimbabwe host the World Cup Qualifier in March and will host nine other sides in a quest to book one of two spots at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.