Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2021 – Only Test
The only Test match of the Bangladesh Tour of Zimbabwe 2021 will take place between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe.
Bangladesh and Zimbabwe Head to Head (Last 5 Test Matches)
In the last 5 Test matches both teams played against each other, Bangladesh have come out victorious four times. Zimbabwer on the other hand managed a single win back in 2018 at the home soil of Bangladesh.
Current Form Zimbabwe:
Zimbabwe played their last test match against Pakistan in March 2021. They were humiliated by an innings defeat in both the two games.
Regis Chakabwa was the top run scorer for Zimbabwe in the Test series against Pakistan. Brendan Taylor also performed well with the bat but failed to convert the starts that he got. Both these batters will be in focus during the upcoming Test series against Bangladesh.
With the ball, Blessing Muzarbani was terrific in the Test series against Pakistan, picking up 7 wickets in 2 matches. He will play a key role in the tournament and lead the Zimbabwe's bowling attack.
Zimbabwe had tested out some of its internationals in the recently concluded South Africa A's tour of Zimbabwe. Of them, Roy Kaia and Luke Jongwe rose to the occasion and gave in some memorable performances. Although, we will have to wait and see who makes the cut into the final eleven of the first test match.
In the absence of Sean Williams, Brendan Taylor will be leading the side in the first test against Bangladesh.
Current Form Bangladesh:
Bangladesh lost the recently concluded Test series against Sri Lanka by a margin of 1-0.
Bangladeshi batters put in some memorable performances in the first Test match. However, they could not repeat the heroics in the second game and lost by 209 runs.
During the Test series, Tamim Iqbal was the top run scorer as he compiled 280 runs in 2 tests. Mominul Haque was the second best batsman, making 231 runs at an average of 77. Both these batters are expected to make an impact in the upcoming tournament against Zimbabwe along with Najmul Hossain Shanto who seems to be in a good form lately.
With the ball, Taskin Ahmed and Taijul Islam performed superbly in the recently concluded Test series against Sri Lanka. They will hold the key as far as Bangladesh bowling department is concerned. Mehidy Hassan Miraz will also prove to be an X factor after his heroics in the ODI series against Sri Lanka.
Most importantly for Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan is all set to return to the International Test side. He has made a monumental statement with his knock of 74 off 56 balls in the warm up game leading to the Test series.
Let's have a look at the squads:
Bangladesh: Mominul Haque (Captain), Tamim Iqbal Khan, Shadman Islam, Mohammed Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Kumer Das, Yasir Ali Chowdhury , Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Shoriful Islam
Zimbabwe: Kevin Kasuza, Tarisai Musakanda, Regis Chakabva(wk), Brendan Taylor(c), Milton Shumba, Roy Kaia, Tendai Chisoro, Luke Jongwe, Donald Tiripano, 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), Regis Chakabwa (Zimbabwe)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Mehidy Hassan Miraz (Bangladesh), Blessing Muzarbani (Zimbabwe)
Most Sixes – Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe)
Most Fours- Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Regis Chakabwa (Zimbabwe)
Player of the Match- Mehidy Hassan Miraz (Bangladesh)
Team Scores Batting first (First Innings) - Bangladesh 400+, Zimbabwe 180+
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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