Zimbabwe are here in Bangladesh to face the hosts in one Test, three ODIs and two T20Is. The one-off Test begins on February 22 and the visitors will play a two-day practice match against BCB XI before that match, starting on Tuesday.
Zimbabwe have been practising at the Academy field at Mirpur since Sunday to accustom themselves with the conditions. But their wicket-keeper batsman, Regis Chakabva has said that they are not scared of the condition in Bangladesh.
"No, not at all. We are enjoying the condition at the moment," he said.
He also added that Zimbabwe were focusing on their own strength rather than being concerned about Bangladesh.
"Bangladesh have been always a competitive side. But we are just focusing on our side to perform well rather than too much thinking about Bangladesh squad. We are concentrating on our strength and what we need to do in the middle," Chakabva said.
Chakabva also reminisced Zimbabwe's 2018 victory against Bangladesh at Sylhet and hoped to reciprocate that performance to win the match.
"We need to look at that Test we won against Bangladesh (in Sylhet) about how we played and achieved that victory. We need to repeat that type of performance. Bangladesh is a difficult away tour to play cricket. We just need to make sure that we are on point again and hopefully, we will come out good this time as well," the Zimbabwean wicket-keeper said.
Shakib Al Hasan is unavailable for Bangladesh because of his ban and Bangladesh have missed the all-rounder since. But Chakabva believes that even if Shakib is a big player, Bangladesh are not less competitive without him.
"Shakib is a big player. But a lot of players are playing for Bangladesh since we last time played here. Even without Shakib, Bangladesh are not any less competitive. So we have to be on point while playing against the spinners. It will be a big challenge but hopefully, we will perform well," Chakabva added.
Chakabva has till date played 16 Tests for Zimbabwe, scoring 758 runs which include a hundred and four fifties.