Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week aferafter his return to form coincided with a two-game winning streak in Zimbabwe.
Iqbal hit 61 and 45 in the final two One-Day Internationals in Bulawayo as Bangladesh closed the five-match series with six-wicket and 93-run wins.
A timely return to form for Tamim Iqbal underpined Bangladesh's six-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the fourth One-Day International in Bulawayo.
Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor scored a battling century for the home side but having chosen to rest Craig Ervine and Brian Vitori, they were unable to get enough runs on the board.
Zimbabwe sparked joyous scenes among the crowd in Harare by holding their nerve to pull off a five-run win over Bangladesh in the third One-Day International that put them into an unassailable 3-0 series lead.
They were almost denied by Mushfiqur Rahim's maiden ODI century but he was the last man to be dismissed, caught at long-on going for the winning hit, as Bangladesh were dismissed for 245 in reply to Zimbabwe's 250 for seven.
Zimbabwe moved into a 2-0 series lead over Bangladesh with a seven-wicket victory in the second of five One-Day Internationals in Harare.
Batting first, Bangladesh were dismissed for 188, once again enduring a terrible start as Brian Vitori followed up one five-wicket haul on debut with another, returning five for 25 as the tourists were reduced to 58 for six in the 19th over.
Brian Vitori marked his debut with a five-wicket haul and Vusi Sibanda scored 96 as Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by four wickets in the first One-Day International in Harare.
Left-arm seamer Vitori returned five for 30 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 184 and Sibanda anchored Zimbabwe's reply as they chased down their target in 41.2 overs.
Bangladesh batsman Shahriar Nafees believes that his side can put behind them their disappointing 130-run defeat in the Test match against Zimbabwe and win the One-Day International series.
With the team now fully focussed on the upcoming three-match series, that begins on 12th August in Harare, Nafees is looking for a stronger all-rounder performance.
Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week after he scored a half-century and a century in leading his side to a Test win over Bangladesh.
Taylor was appointed as skipper for Zimbabwe's return to Test cricket following six years on the sidelines and he delivered in style.
Bangladesh were dismissed for 244 on the final day of their only Test in Harare, handing victory to Zimbabwe by 130 runs as they made a winning comeback to five-day cricket.
Bangladesh had been set an unlikely 375 to win and resumed on 112 for three before they were bowled out in 57.3 overs with seamer Kyle Jarvis taking four for 61.
ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat has said he is encouraged following Zimbabwe's 'responsible' return to Test cricket, which has seen them take on Bangladesh in a one-off match in Harare.
Lorgat is in Harare to watch the game and show his support for Zimbabwe's return following six years of voluntary withdrawal from playing Tests.
Zimbabwe will go into their one-off Test against Bangladesh in confident mood after a strong Zimbabwe XI team beat the touring Bangladeshis by four wickets in a three-day warm-up game.
Forster Mutizwa stroked an unbeaten 87 as Zimbabwe chased down 225 for six to win in the final innings having earlier been bowled out for just 113 in their first innings.
Bangladesh have named their squad for their upcoming tour of Zimbabwe, picking uncapped players Shuvaguto Horn and Nasir Hossain.
The 15-man squad will play one Test and five One-Day Internationals with the Test match, from 4th to 8th August, being Zimbabwe's first for five years.
Sri Lanka interim coach Stuart Law is to take over as Bangladesh coach following the end of Sri Lanka's tour of England as the successor to compatriot Jamie Siddons.
Law was appointed as Sri Lanka's coach for the tour of England following Trevor Bayliss's decision to step down following the 2011 World Cup, where Sri Lanka ended as runners-up to India.