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Match Prediction ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 - Bangladesh U19 v Zimbabwe U19

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The 2nd match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will be played between Bangladesh U19 and Zimbabwe U19 at the Senwes Park in Potchefstroom.


In the last five ODIs between Bangladesh under 19 and Zimbabwe under 19, Bangladesh have come out trumps each time and will be confident going into this game.

The team tied its first warm-up match against Australia while losing the second one by four wickets. Zimbabwe, on the other hand suffered a 23-run loss against India, after their first match was washed out.

Towhid Hridoy is the the top batman for Bangladesh over the last few games and averages over 100 with 629 runs from his last nine innings at a healthy strike rate of 100+. He has been well assisted by Tanzid Hasan who averages 46 with 386 runs in his last eight matches.

Shoriful Islam and Tanzim Hasan Sakib have been the top bowlers for Bangladesh, both having picked up more than 10 wickets in their last 7 outings. Both have an economy of around 5.5 and a strike rate of around 30.

When it comes to Zimbabwe, Wesley Madhevere and Milton Shumba are their leading run-scorers of late. Both average around 40. While Madhevere has a strike rate of close to 100, Shumba has struck at 70.

All-rounder Madhevere has also been prolific with the ball and has picked up 17 wickets from his last 10 games at a strike rate of under 25 at an economy of just over 4.

Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:

Bangladesh: Akbar Ali (Captain), Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Towhid Hridoy, Avishek Das, Parvez Hossain Emon,  Tanzid Hasan,Rakibul Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Shahadat Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Murad, Prantik Nawrose Nabil, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mohammad Shahin.

Zimbabwe: Dion Myers (Captain), Wesley Madhevere, Emmanuel Bawa, Gareth Chirawu, Priviledge Chesa, Ahomed Rameez Ebrahim, Dylan Grant, Sakhumuzi Ndlela, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Tadiwanashe Nyangani, Luke Oldknow, Samuel Ruwisi, Dane Schadendorf, Milton Shumba, Taurayi Tugwete.

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win the toss? - Bangladesh

Who will win? – Bangladesh

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Towhid Hridoy (Bangladesh), Wesley Madhevere (Zimbabwe)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shoriful Islam (Bangladesh), Wesley Madhevere (Zimbabwe)

Most Sixes – Towhid Hridoy (Bangladesh), Wesley Madhevere (Zimbabwe)

Player of the Match –  Towhid Hridoy

Team Scores Batting first – Bangladesh 250+, Zimbabwe 165+

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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