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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe – 1st ODI

Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal
Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal
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The 1st One Day International of the  Bangladesh Tour of Zimbabwe 2021 will take place between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe on Friday July 16th.

LIVE SCORES - Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe – 1st ODI

Bangladesh ODI Form (Last 3 matches)

Bangladesh won 2 out of their last 3 ODI matches played at home against Sri Lanka. Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Shakib Al Hasan performed superbly with the ball in hand.

In the batting department, Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim were key when it comes to Bangladesh's performance, however , Mushfiqur Rahim is not available for the upcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe and this may well unbalance the side.

Zimbabwe ODI Form (Last 3 matches)

Zimbabwe have lost 2 of the last 3 ODI matches played against Pakistan in November last year. One of the games ended up as a tie.

During the series, Brendan Taylor performed very well including a well deserved hundred in the first game. Apart from Taylor, Wesley Madhvere holds the key in the middle order for Zimbabwe. In the bowling department, Blessing Muzarabani will play a major role in picking up early wickets in putting Bangladesh under pressure.

Tour Practice ODI Match Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh:

The recently played practice match ended up as a no result. Tamim Iqbal played a brilliant knock of 66 up the order, while Mohammad Mithun played a handy innings of 39 in the middle order. Bangladesh got to a total of 296 for 6 in 50 overs.

In reply, Zimbabwe lost wickets early on but Dion Myers in the middle order played a gem of a knock. He made 42 off just 29 deliveries. Timycen Maruma in the lower order smashed 59 off 59 balls, an innings that included 3 huge sixes. Zimbabwe were 189 for 7 in the 41st over when the rain arrived and the match had to be called off without a result.

Let's have a look at the squads:

Bangladesh Squad - Tamim Iqbal Khan (Captain), Naim Sheikh, Litton Kumer Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmud Ullah, Musaddek Hossain Saikat, Md Mithun, Afif Hossain , Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Shaif Uddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Shoriful Islam

Zimbabwe squad- Dion Myers, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wesley Madhevere, Brendan Taylor, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams (c), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva (wk), Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Bangladesh

Who will win? Bangladesh

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Dion Myers (Zimbabwe)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Mehidy Hassan Miraz (Bangladesh), Blessing Muzarbani (Zimbabwe)

Most Sixes – Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe)

Player of the Match- Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)

Team Scores Batting first - Bangladesh 280+, Zimbabwe 230+

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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