The 1st ODI between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe panned out in a way just like everyone has expected. Bangladesh won the 1st match of the ODI series, even when the Zimbabweans tried their best to fight back. But it’s believed that the series will continue like this and the visitors will surely not go down without a good fight. Through this article, we bring to you a quick rundown and probable outcomes of the upcoming 2nd ODI between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.
Weather Conditions And The Pitch
The climatic conditions in Zimbabwe will remain over 30 Degrees and will not be an issue for both sides. The pitch, on the other hand, will be dry and a bit slow. It will help in providing an additional drift to the spinners. So, it will be pretty interesting to see how many spinners will Bangladesh’s skipper place under the playing XI squad for the 2nd ODI.
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe: Playing Sequence
Batsman Cephas Zhuwao and skipper Hamilton Masakadza have to perform exceptionally well while batting. Both Masakadza and Zhuwao are openers. They must get some good scores on the board if they wish to defeat Bangladesh at the 2nd ODI. On the other hand, Zimbabwe has many experienced and talented players, such as Sikander Raza, Peter Moor, Brendan Taylor, and Sean Williams. Tendai Chatara, Kyle Jarvis, Brandon Mavuta, and Donald Tiripano will remain the main bowlers for the upcoming ODI match for the bowling unit.
In the absence of Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes and Linton Das, along with Fazle Mahmud, might be batting at No 3. Mehidy Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah and Mohammad Mithun will be in the middle order. Mehidy Hasan will get the chance to ball and share the new ball with Mashrafe Mortaza, the team’s skipper. The other bowling options for the team are Nazmul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin, and Mustafizur Rahman.
The Predicted Playing XI For Both Sides
Here is the predicted XI for Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Take a look!
Bangladesh predicted XI
- Linton Das
- Imrul Kayes
- Fazle Mahmud
- Mushfiqur Rahim. [Wicket Keeper]
- Mohammad Mithu
- Mehidy Hasan
- Mohammad Saifuddi
- Mashrafe Mortaza. [Captain]
- Nazmul Islam
- Mustafizur Rahman
Zimbabwe predicted XI
- Cephas Zhuwao
- Hamilton Masakadza [Captain]
- Craig Ervine
- Brendan Taylor [Wicket Keeper]
- Sean Williams
- Sikander Raza
- Peter Moor
- Brandon Mavuta
- Kyle Jarvis
- Tendai Chatara
- Donald Tiripano
Who Will Be The Top Performers?
Experts believe that Mohammad Mithun of Bangladesh and Hamilton Masakadza of Zimbabwe will be the top performers. Even though both of them are world-class players and can lead their teams towards victory.
Zimbabwe’s consistent top order has let the team down in the 1st game, and if they can improve their performance, they might get to win the match. On the other hand, Bangladesh has been pretty confident since their Asian Cup campaign, and has covered all the areas with effective and strong players. Bangladesh might win the 2nd ODI and get to lead the series by 2-0. But it will still depend on how well both the teams perform at the match.