Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Prediction
Ban won by 7 wickets
- Date: October 24, 2018
- Time: 02:00 PM IST
- Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Betting Odds
Bangladesh – 1.25 bet INR 100 and win INR 125 if Bangladesh wins BET NOW
Zimbabwe – 4.00 bet INR 100 and win INR 400 if Zimbabwe wins BET NOW
Betting Tips –
- Zimbabwean side are without a win in their last 11 games and have won just 5 ODIs in the last 12 months.
- The odds of Bangladesh having the highest opening partnership is 1.61 (bet INR 100 and win INR 161) while that for Zimbabwe is 2.30 (bet INR 100 and win INR 230)
- Liton Das is the frontrunner for Man of the Match Award with odds of 7.00 (bet INR 100 and win INR 700) and is followed by Mushfiqur Rahim who has odds of 8.00 (bet INR 100 and win INR 800)
- The odds of hitting maximum sixes for Bangladesh is 1.40 (bet INR 100 and win INR 140) whereas it is 4.00 (bet INR 100 and win INR 400) for Zimbabwe
Mashrafe Mortaza’s side were outright favourites to win the last game against Zimbabwe but they had their hiccups before registering a comprehensive win by a margin of 28 runs. Some of the players may have taken the visitors lightly and paid the price during the course of the game getting out to bad shots. The top order failed in the game expect for Imrul Kayes whose scintillating knock of 144 made all the difference between the two sides. The Bangladeshi bowling impressed throughout the course of the game but some questions were raised about their bowling in the death overs. The captain would hope his side tightens the loose ends and wins the upcoming game to seal the series.
Imrul Kayes made most of the opportunity in absence of Tamim Iqbal and scored a brilliant hundred. Liton Das who is in good form missed out scoring. Debutant Fazle Mahmud didn’t impress and Mushfiqur Rahim also failed to capitalize on the start. With Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah and Mehidy Hasan in the lower order Bangladesh have a good batting line-up and shall test the Zimbabwean bowling. The Bangladeshi bowling looked good and picked up wickets at regular intervals with Hasan being their star bowler as expected. With Mustafizur Rahman, Mortaza and
Nazmul Islam to support him the bowling attack is good and can win a game on its own against the visitors.
Hamilton Masakadza would have experienced some satisfaction even in the loss. The kind of form that his side has been in the recent months where they have lost squarely, this effort where they gave hosts run for money during the course of the game would have made him relatively happy. But lot of work needs to be done to be on the right side of the finishing line and the skipper would hope that his side performs well in the upcoming game and registers a win. Individual brilliance won’t see them through and it has to be a collective effort especially from the top order which has been failing the side in the last six months.
Batting has been a major concern for the side for the last six months and even in the previous game the top order failed to give team the required start. Masakadza is failing to convert his starts while his opening partner Cephas Zhuwao played well. If the likes of Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams play well in the middle order they can hope to meet the Bangladeshi challenge. The bowlers impressed in their opening spell with Tendai Chatara and Kyle Jarvis both bowling well. If they receive support from Donald Tiripano, Raza and Williams we should have a good game on our hands.
Bangladesh would start as favourites to win the next game and seal the series while Zimbabwe has to narrow the gap in order to surprise the hosts.
Our Prediction for Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI
Bangladesh is favourites to win 2nd ODI
The 1st ODI between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh was full of action. While the scorecard may tell that it was a comprehensive win for the hosts Bangladesh the match tilted in balance on several occasions. In the end the Zimbabweans were outdone by the individual brilliance of Imrul Kayes who played one of the best ODI knocks in recent memory. As the action now moves to Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong the hosts would be looking forward to sealing the series in two straight games while the Zimbabweans who played well in the last game will look to register a win and undo their long losing streak that has stretched 11 games since their last win in ODIs against Ireland.