Match Preview by Kunal:

Zim vs Ban:

        Welcome to today’s match prediction & preview of the 1st ODI, which will be played between Zim Vs Ban in the Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe on 5th August 2022. The two teams last met each other in July 2021, where Bangladesh won by 5 wickets.

        If we will look at Zimbabwe’s ODI performance, then Zimbabwe last played against Afghanistan. Although Zimbabwe lost the series by 3-0. For Regis Chakava led side won’t be easy to defeat Bangladesh’s experienced side, but the advantage for Zimbabwe is that they will play on the home surface. Zimbabwe is in No.15 place on the ICC-W ODI ranking.

Zim Vs Ban
Zim will hope Ryan Burl can keep his momentum going against Ban, AFP/Getty Images

        On the other side, Bangladesh last played ODI series against West Indies, that one was captured by Bangladesh by 3-0 margin. Bangladesh is now in No.7 place on the ICC-World ODI ranking. For Tamim Iqbal-led side will have to give the best from every player. Otherwise, Zimbabwe might pull an early upset in this series.

        In today’s match, Zimbabwe will like to continue their winning momentum from the T20I series. On the other side, Bangladesh will try to come back to winning form.

Probable XI:

Zimbabwe: Innocent Kaia, Wessly Madhevere, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (capt & wk), Ryan Burl, Milton Shumba, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Wellington Masakadza, Victor Nyauchi.

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (capt), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam.

H2H Record :

Total Played: 78
Zimbabwe: 28
Bangladesh: 50

Weather Report:

       According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will remain around 28°C and humidity will be 70%. The speed of the wind will be around 10 km/h and the sky will be Sunny.

Pitch Report:

       Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe pitch here was batting friendly so we can expect a fair scoring game as the bowl will come nicely on bat and it might swing in powerplay. So the team winning the toss would like to chase.

Broadcast Details:

Match Time: 12:45 PM (IST)
Live Streaming: Fancode App

Match Prediction:

Bangladesh will win the match

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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