ZIM vs BAN Stats : Zimbabwe will take on Bangladesh in a three match ODI series that starts in Harare from Friday, 16 July. Both the sides just played one off Test which Bangladesh won by a big margin. Though Zimbabwe put up some fight but they could have done much better and now they have a good chance to take the revenge of that loss in this ODI series. This series is a part of ICC World Super League which is crucial for World Cup 2023 Qualification so both Zimbabwe and Bangladesh will be eyeing to take as many points as possible from it.
Zimbabwe and Bangladesh have been playing ODI cricket against each other for the last 24 years. In these 24 years Bangladesh have been a superio side as they have won more matches and in recent years they have dominated a lot and their performance on Zimbabwe soil too have been decent.
Zimbabwe and Bangladesh first played an ODI match against each other in 1997. In the starting years Zimbabwe dominated against them but from last 10 to 15 years Bangladesh have been the better side and they have close to 50 matches against them and will look to add some more wins in their account while Zimbabwe will look to improve their record against them. And here is a statistical look at Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh head to head in ODI cricket.
Zimbabwe usually don’t play much cricket and in the last five years they played only 64 ODI. Of which they have won only 18 and the lack of cricket is one of the major reasons why they’re struggling in this game. Over the years big teams haven’t played much against them but they have produced some good performances here and there and need to do much better on a consistent level to emerge a good side and here are their records since January 2016.
Zimbabwe in ODI Cricket Since January 2016 :
In the last 10 years Bangladesh have improved a lot and they have up some good performances in this format in recent years. As they reached to the semifinals of ICC Champions Trophy 2017, played Asia Cup 2018 final, won bilateral ODI series against teams like South Africa, India, West Indies, Pakistan and then put some good performances in World Cup 2019 and it has been their best format over the years and here is a look at their record of last five years.
Bangladesh in ODI Cricket Since January 2016 :
As we have already discussed Zimbabwe and Bangladesh first played an ODI match back in 1997 and until March 2004 Zimbabwe won all the ODIs and after the first win in March 2004 Bangladesh have been dominating side and in the recent years their dominance have increased further and currently they’re on a 16 match’s winning streak against Zimbabwe in this format and the last loss came in May 2013.
Last 5 ODIs between ZIM and BAN :
Zimbabwe won – 0
Bangladesh won – 5
Let’s us have a look at the batting record of Zimbabwe batsmen against Bangladesh in ODI cricket. Most of their senior batsmen have an average record as the likes of Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza average fewer than 40 against them and in this series all these players need to step up to win matches for their team.
Zimbabwe Bowling Stats vs Bangladesh in ODIs :
Zimbabwe haven’t had a fixed set of bowlers in the last a few years and in each series they have made some changes and this is the reason why they’re not developing in this department and in the last series the likes of Blessing Muzarabani put up a good performance and currently he is their main leader and will be crucial in this series and here is a record of their bowlers against Bangladesh in ODIs.
Bangladesh’s batsmen like Tamim Iqbal, Shakib al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Liton Das etc have played a lot of ODIs against Zimbabwe and their record is also top class against them and they will look to improve it further. Although they’re without Mushfiqur Rahim for this ODI series who has left the tour due to family reasons and here are their stats against Zimbabwe.
|Shakib al Hasan||42||1404||40.1||105*||3||7|
Bangladesh Bowling Stats vs Zimbabwe in ODIs :
Bangladesh’s bowlers have been successful against Zimbabwe and most of the current bowlers like Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib al Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mohamamd Saifuddin, Rubel Hossain and Mehidy Hasan have good records against them and they’re expected to make it better in this series.
|Shakib al Hasan||45||74||21.1||3.9||5/47||3|
|Mehidy Hasan Miraz||5||7||28.0||4.9||3/46||0|