Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Match Prediction
- Bangladesh will look to follow-up their dominant win in the opening game in this series when these two teams continue this series in Sylhet.
- Liton Das smashed 126* from 105 balls in a total of 321/6 in the opening game, before Mohammad Saifuddin’s 3-22 helped bowl Zimbabwe out for 152.
- The Tigers’ 169-run win was their biggest, in terms of runs, in ODI cricket.
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Match Prediction
Bangladesh can wrap up a series win with a game to spare as they look to build on a dominant opening victory when they take on Zimbabwe again at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. The second match of the series takes place on March 3 and is scheduled to start at 13:00 local time.
The Tigers claimed a huge win to kick the series off. Liton Das scored 126* from 105 balls in a total of 321/6, before retiring hurt. Mohammad Saifuddin then took three wickets, including two in his opening spell, to help bowl Zimbabwe out for 152.
It was Bangladesh’s biggest winning margin in terms of runs in ODI cricket as Chamu Chibhabha’s captaincy debut for Zimbabwe proved a baptism of fire. Bangladesh are now favourites to wrap up a series win.
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Bangladesh called correctly and batted first last time out, and the Tigers may be keen to do the same again this time.
While there is a very low chance of rain, Sylhet will be humid as the day goes on. It is otherwise forecast to be sunny and relatively clear.
Sylhet proved good for batting last time out, though the pace to the wicket ensures there is some balance to be found.
Bangladesh Team News & Playing 11
BAN Team News
Liton Das was forced to retire hurt with cramp last time out, having suffered in the hot, humid conditions, but he will hope to back in action for this second game in the series. Das opened the batting with Tamim Iqbal, with Mohammad Naim left out, and Bangladesh could be unchanged after their dominant win.
BAN Key Players
Tamim Iqbal: Eked closer to 7,000 ODI runs with his 24 last time out, in a 60-run opening partnership. He needs 84 more to reach the milestone having hit 11 centuries and 47 50s in ODI cricket.
Liton Das: Set the tone with a well-paced 126 from 105 balls last time out, before cramp got the better of him. His century proved his value at the top of the order.
Mohammad Saifuddin: Back in the team and back in the wickets, leading the attack with 3-22 last time out, including two early wickets that set the tone for the Bangladeshi win.
BAN Team Form
Having not played ODI cricket since July, Bangladesh’s victory in the first match ended a five-match losing streak in the format. Liton Das took the headlings with his fine century – hitting 126 from 105 balls as the Tigers posted 321/6. In reply, Mohammad Saifuddin was the pick of the bowlers as Bangladesh reduced Zimbabwe to 44/4 and eventually bowled them out for 152.
Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11
Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das (wk), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza (c)
Zimbabwe Team News & Playing 11
ZIM Team News
Chamu Chibhabha captained Zimbabwe for the first time last time out, and opened the batting too. Under-19 ace Wesley Madhevere made his ODI debut but Sean Williams – who also missed the test for family reasons – did not feature. If available, Williams’ return would bolster the batting line-up as would Craig Ervine if he plays.
ZIM Key Players
Sean Williams: Back in the squad, the experienced batsman hit a century when these teams last met in ODI cricket - albeit in a losing cause.
Brendan Taylor: One of Zimbabwe’s leading lights in a difficult era for cricket in the country, scoring nearly 6,300 ODI runs at an average of more than 35.
Sikandar Raza: A good average and strike rate with the bat, combined with a penchant for useful wickets, prove his value as a batting all-rounder.
ZIM Team Form
Zimbabwe’s last ODI series ended in a 3-0 series defeat to Ireland, which was preceded by defeats to the Netherlands before that too. Having failed to qualify for the last World Cup, it is a losing streak they will be desperate to stop.
Zimbabwe Predicted Playing 11
Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Chamu Chibhabha (c), Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Craig Ervine, Wesley Madhevere, Richard Mutumbami (wk), Donald Tiripano, Charlton Tshuma, Christopher Mpofu
BAN vs ZIM Head to Head
Bangladesh opened the series with their 45th win in ODI cricket, whereas Zimbabwe have won 28 times in this fixture. Liton Das scored 126* from 105 balls, before retiring hurt, as Bangladesh once again posted a big score with the bat. This time their 321/6 proved far too much for Zimbabwe, as the Tigers claimed a 169-run win – their biggest, in terms of runs, in ODI cricket.
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