Zimbabwe simply outplayed Bangladesh in the 1st Test – top performances with the bat from Sean Williams 88, Hamilton Masakadza 52 & 48, Peter Moor 63* and Tendai Chatara 3-19,Sikandar Raza Butt 3-35 and 3-41 and Brandon Mavuta 4-21 with the ball, helped Zimbabwe overcome the hosts by 151 runs.
Taijul Islam 6-108 and 5-62 was the star with the ball for Bangladesh in the 1st Test and they will be looking to their batsmen to give them a better platform in the 2nd Test- in particular Imrul Kayes and Liton Das
For a simple cricket betting guide to this Test match, all you need to do is check out our predictions below. Let’s first have a look at the probable playing XIs .
Zimbabwe: Brian Chari, Hamilton Masakadza(c), Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva(wk), Peter Moor, Kyle Jarvis, Brandon Mavuta, Tendai Chatara, Wellington Masakadza
Bangladesh: Litton Das, Imrul Kayes, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Nazmul Islam, Abu Jayed
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Bangladesh –Bangladesh will come back strongly in the 2nd Test to level the series.
Head to Head – Tests 15, Bangladesh 5, Zimbabwe 7, Draw 3
Top Batsman (Runs Scored 1st Innings) –Imrul Kayes (Bangladesh), Hamilton Masakadza (Zimbabwe)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken 1st Innings) – Taijul Islam (Bangladesh), Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe)
Most Fours – Liton Das (Bangladesh), Sean Williams (Zimbabwe)
Team Scores Batting First 1st Innings – Bangladesh 350+, Zimbabwe 320+
*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 soon, so stay tuned.
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