ZIM vs BAN Prediction: Zimbabwe will host Bangladesh for 24 days for an all-format tour which includes one Test, 3 T20Is, and 3 ODIs which are part of the ODI super league. To start off the proceedings, both teams will face off against each other in a one-off Test match, which will be held in the Harare Sports Club. Both teams are coming off a Test series defeat. Zimbabwe lost their last Test series to Pakistan 0-2 and Bangladesh lost their last Test series to Sri Lanka 0-1. And hence both sides will be hoping to get a win under their belt as far as the longest format is concerned.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, One-off Test
07 July 2021, 01:00 PM IST
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
ZIM vs BAN Head-to-Head (Overall):
ZIM – 40%
Both sides are evenly matched and have a lot of star players in their line-up. Despite their poor records in recent times in red-ball cricket, Zimbabwe is expected to be a strong force against Bangladesh, with their regular captain Sean Williams resuming his national duty after recovering from injury.
Bangladesh is stronger than ever and now has significant importance in world cricket. They are more than capable of overpowering any team on their day. Prominent betting sites are predicting Bangladesh to win this match.
Betway: ZIM: 3.75; BAN: 1.45; Draw: 7.00
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Top Bets:
Who will win? Bangladesh
Top Batsman – Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh), Sean Williams (Zimbabwe)
Top Bowler – Mehidy Hassan Miraz (Bangladesh), Blessing Muzarbani (Zimbabwe)
Most Sixes in the match – Bangladesh
Player of the Match- Mehidy Hassan Miraz (Bangladesh)
Team Scores Batting first (First Innings) – Bangladesh 300+, Zimbabwe 200+
Team to lead after first innings – Bangladesh
Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams (c), Regis Chakabva (wk), T Maruma, Blessing Muzarabani, Kevin Kasuza, Milton Shumba, Roy Kaia, Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chisoro, Richard Ngarava
Craig Ervine, Luke Jongwe, Roy Kaia, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Regis Chakabva, Milton Shumba, Brendan Taylor, Donald Tiripano, Sean Williams (C), Tendai Chatara, Tendai Chisoro, Tanaka Chivanga, Kevin Kasuza, Timycen Maruma, Victor Nyauchi, Joylord Gumbie, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Dion Myers
Tamim Iqbal, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hasan Shanto, Mominul Haque (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Shoriful Islam, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Jayed/Ebadot Hussain
Mominul Haque (c), Najmul Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Saif Hassan, Liton Das, Nayeem Hasan, Abu Jayed, Ebadot Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mahmudullah
Pitch in Harare is expected to suit the batsmen more than the bowlers, where the average score falls close to 282. Moreover, the pitch behaves entirely flat for the initial few days, which can be backed up with the average first innings total of 391. So, the captain who wins the toss is 100% expected to bat first. Historically the toss-winning captain has gone with the decision of batting first 4 out of 5 times. As the days go on, it will suit pace bowling to a certain extend.
If ZIM bats first: 290-300
If BAN bats first: 350-360
A clear sky is expected in Harare, with the temperature on the matchday expected to be around 11 degrees, thereby providing a cool atmosphere to play 5 days of red-ball cricket.
WICKET-KEEPERS: M Rahim, B Taylor
BATSMEN: T Iqbal, C Ervine, M Haque
ALL-ROUNDERS: Mahmudullah, S A Hasan, S Williams
BOWLERS: T Ahmed, M Hasan, B Muzarabani
Players who are expected to perform well as per ZIM vs BAN Dream11 Prediction.
Sean Williams: In the two matches that he has played on this pitch he averages a whopping 108.5 with the bat. With his coming back to red-ball cricket after a very long time, he is expected to play match-winning innings.
Mushfiqur Rahim: He currently one of the most consistent batsmen going around in world cricket. He is undoubtedly the safest player to bet on as far as this match is concerned for the bracket of the best batsman of the match.
B Muzarabani: Zimbabwe’s leader of the pace attack, Muzarabani on average picks up 3.5 wickets per match at this venue, which is much more than any other bowler who has played here.
Mehidy Hasan: He was the star performer in the last series that Bangladesh played. He has picked up 104 Test wickets at an average of under 35.
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