Match Preview by Kunal:
Zim vs Ban:
Welcome to today’s match prediction & preview of the 2nd ODI between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh (Zim vs Ban), which will be played on August 7th at the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe won the last ODI by 5 wickets and now leads the three-match series 1-0.
Looking at Zimbabwe’s performance, after winning the toss, Zimbabwe invited Bangladesh to bat first, and the visitors achieved a respectable total of 303/2. While chasing, Zimbabwe lost their first two wickets early. But Zimbabwe was able to chase down the score thanks to a record partnership of 192 runs for the fourth wicket between Sikandar Raza and Innocent Kaia. Both players scored their respective century. Earlier in the day for Zimbabwe, Sikandar Raza and Victor Nyauchi took a wicket each.
On the other side, While batting first, Bangladesh began with a strong 119-run opening stand between Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das. Both players scored their half-century but unfortunately, Liton Das got retired hurt. After that, the middle order batters, Anamul Haq (73), Mushfiqur Rahim (52), and Mahmudullah (20 off 12), carried their team past the 300-run mark. Rahman, Islam, Hasan, and Hossain each took a wicket for Bangladesh. But it wasn’t enough to keep them from losing.
In today’s match, Zimbabwe will look to maintain its winning streak and win the ODI series. On the other hand, Bangladesh will hope to regain winning form and level the series.
Zimbabwe: Regis Chakabva (c&wk), Innocent Kaia, Wesley Madhevere, Tarisai Musakanda, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Victor Nyauchi, Richard Ngarava, Wellington Masakadza.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (c), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah Riyad, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain.
H2H Record :
Total Played: 79
According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will remain around 19°C and humidity will be 43%. The speed of the wind will be around 10 km/h and the sky will be Sunny.
Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe pitch here was batting friendly so we can expect a high-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.
Match Time: 12:45 PM (IST)
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Bangladesh will win
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.