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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 1st T20I

Zimbabwe's Blessing Muzarabani
Zimbabwe's Blessing Muzarabani

The 1st T20I of the  Bangladesh Tour of Zimbabwe 2021 will take place between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe on Thursday July 22nd 2021.

Live Scores and Stats - Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 1st T20I

Bangladesh and Zimbabwe Form in the Tour so far:

Bangladesh have beaten Zimbabwe in the one off test as well the ODI series by 3-0.
The middle order of Bangladesh have often rescued them from tough situations and they will have an extra responsibilty on their shoulders in the absence of Tamim Iqbal who is out through a knee injury.

Zimbabwe at the other end have looked meek and below standard when it comes to match winning performances. Captain Brendan Taylor seems to be in great touch along with Sikandar Raza. However, apart from Wesley Madhvere and Regis Chakabwa, none of the other Zimbabwe young brigade have come out good with the bat so far.

Last 3 T20I performances Zimbabwe:

Zimbabwe have won one out of their last 3 T20I played against Pakistan. The one T20I they won was a low scoring affair in which Zimbabwe successfully defended a total of 118 in a majestic turnaround by the hosts.

Last 3 T20I performances Bangladesh:

Bangladesh lost all of their last 3 T20I matches against New Zealand. They were outplayed in all departments. Soumya Sarkar was the only player who stood out with his powerful performances during the series.

Both the teams have struggled in their previous T20I encounters but Bangladesh certainly have an upper hand going into the series, given their performances in Zimbabwe off late.

Let's have a look at the squads:

Zimbabwe squad- Dion Myers, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wesley Madhevere, Brendan Taylor (c), Tadiwanashe Marumani,  Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva (wk), Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, Timycen Maruma.

Bangladesh squad: Mahmud Ullah (Captain), Naim Sheikh, Litton Kumer Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Afif Hossain , Shamim Hossain, Quazi Nurul Hasan Sohan, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam Biplob, Shaif Uddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Zimbabwe

Who will win? Bangladesh

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Soumya Sarkar (Bangladesh), Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh), Wellington Masakadza (Zimbabwe)

Most Sixes – Soumya Sarkar (Bangladesh), Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe)

Player of the Match- Soumya Sarkar (Bangladesh)

Team Scores Batting first - Bangladesh 170+, Zimbabwe 130+

Match Handicap: Bangladesh

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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