Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ONE-DAY Match Prediction2020-03-04
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh
Bangladesh aim to seal the series by defeating Zimbabwe in the second ODI!
We predict that Bangladesh will defeat Zimbabwe!
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After losing the only-Test played before the ODI series, and also losing the first of the 3-ODI series, Zimbabwe desperately needs a win here to save the series. They haven’t defeated Bangladesh since May 2013, and in the first ODI, they received their 11th consecutive loss against Bangladesh. The last time when Zimbabwe visited Bangladesh, the series result was in favor of Bangladesh (3-0). They need to come out of the shell and face Bangladesh batsmen and bowlers with more courage.
Zimbabwe bowling unit surely needs to be more effective as after securing the first-ODI, confident hosts would look to wrap up the ODI series in this game.
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In the first ODI, Liton Das scored 126 runs off 105 balls that included 13 fours and a couple of sixes. Mohammad Mithun’s 41-balls half-century and Mohammad Saifuddin’s cameo of 15-balls 28 with 3 sixes powered the team to post 321 runs batting first. Though, Tamim Iqbal’s slow 24 off 43 balls has caught the attention of the coach Neil McKenzie, who recommended him to have at least two more boundaries in the powerplay. The bowlers did expectedly well to bowl out the visitors for 152. Mohammad Saifuddin took 3 wickets, while Mehidy Hasan and Mashrafe Mortaza claimed two each.
Mushfiqur Rahim is the top scorer for Bangladesh (420 runs in the last 9 innings, average 60.00) followed by Liton Das (310 runs in the last 6 ODI innings). Mustafizur Rahman leads the bowling attack with 21 wickets in the last 8 matches while Mohammad Saifuddin has taken 10 wickets in the last 5 matches.
Key Player: Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Mohammad Saifuddin
Mehidy Hasan, Al-Amin Hossain, Mahmudullah, Shafiul Islam, Liton Das, Tamim Iqbal, Taijul Islam, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nazmul Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza
Zimbabwe did not look well prepared as they faced daunting Bangladesh in the first ODI match. While their bowlers were completely ineffective against Das, Mahmudullah and Mohammad Mithun, Mpofu received 3 sixes from Saifuddin in the 50th over, as he conceded 22 in the final over. Mpofu’s final tally was 2-for-68, while Mumba, Madhevere, Tiripano, and Mutombodzi took 1 wicket each. Sikandar Raza though wicket-less, was the most economical among the bowlers. Chasing 322, Zimbabwe never looks in control and their problem started right in the second over when Saifuddin removed Kamunhukamwe. They scored just 28 in the first 10 overs and lost 3 wickets. Except for Madhevere (35 runs off 44 balls – five boundaries), no Zimbabwe batsmen showed any intent. Eventually, they were bowled out for just 152, giving the hosts the biggest ODI win by the margin of 169 runs.
Sean Williams is the top run-scorer for Zimbabwe (322 runs in the last 9 games) followed by Craig Ervine (395 runs in the last 9 games). Sean Williams also leads the bowling department with 11 wickets in the last 9 ODIs while Donald Tiripano has taken 9 wickets in the last 8 matches.
Key Players: Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Wesley Madhevere
TS Kamunhukamwe, Sean Williams, Richmond Mutumbami, Regis Chakabva, Brendan Taylor, Wesley Madhevere, Donald Tiripano, Charlton Tshuma, CT Mutombodzi, Sikandar Raza, Carl Mumba
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On the match day, the weather at Sylhet is expected to be moderate or heavy rain shower, with daytime temperature can reach 33°c while nighttime minimum temperature will be around 18°c. Precipitation of 3.4mm is expected, and cloud covering 40% of the sky, the humidity will be around 61%.
The venue for all three matches in Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, which has a capacity of approximately 13000 people. It is the same venue is the first ODI, in which Bangladesh scored 321 runs batting first.
The pitch at the Sylhet is good for the batsmen and the spinners. In the last 10 ODIs, the highest score here is 321, while the average score batting first is 174.
It is recommended to bat first after winning the toss.
Overall, head to head statistics are heavily in favor of the hosts. In the recent 15 ODIs, Bangladesh has a winning ratio of 93%. Bangladesh has registered 11 straight wins over Zimbabwe since May 2013. The hosts are superior in all three departments over the visitor and no major challenge is expected from Zimbabwe side in the second ODI.
We predict that Bangladesh will defeat Zimbabwe!
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