Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Bangladesh v Zimbabwe 2nd T20I
The 2nd match of the two-match T20I series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Just like the ODI series, it was carnage from Bangladesh in the first T20I. And, just like the ODIs, it was there opening pair of Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das which got them off to a flier. The duo added 59 runs in the powerplay and were not separated until they added 92 runs within 10 overs.
Liton Das was the more aggressive of the two and batted at a strike rate of over 150. But it was comeback man Soumya Sarkar who made the real impact. His 62 runs off just 32 deliveries at a strike rate of close to 200 took Bangladesh to the 200-run total which was always going to be very tough for Zimbabwe to chase.
All the Zimbabwe bowlers got some tap but Carl Mumba and Chris Mpofu were the most expensive. Skipper Sean Williams and all-rounder Sikandar Raza were the pick of their bowlers.
Zimbabwe then tried all they could but were never in the game really. Opener Tinashe Kamunhukamwe was their top scorer and there were a couple more 20s but Zimbabawe fell short by 48 runs.
Mustafizur Rahman is gradually returning to form and ended with figures of 4-32-3. Aminul Islam also picked three but was very expensive.
A similar result is expected in this game.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Mahedi Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Saifuddin, Aminul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Zimbabwe - Sikandar Raza, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, Richmond Mutumbami, Donald Tiripano, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Carl Mumba, Chris Mpofu
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Bangladesh
Who will win? – Bangladesh
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Sean Williams (Zimbabwe), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe), Saifuddin (Bangladesh)
Most Sixes – Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe), Liton Das (Bangladesh)
Player of the Match – Tamim Iqbal
Team Scores Batting first – Zimbabwe 160+, Bangladesh 190+
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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