Zimbabwe will play Bangladesh in the 1st ODI on Friday, August 5, 2022, at the Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe. The match will begin at 12:45 PM Indian Standard Time (IST)
The Bangladesh cricket team beat West Indies 3-0 in its previous ODI series. Tamim Iqbal was the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh with 117 runs in three games while Mehidy Hasan picked seven wickets. The Bangla Tigers beat the Windies by four wickets in the third ODI thanks to a brisk 65-ball 50 from Litton Das.
The Zimbabwe cricket team lost 3-0 to Afghanistan in its previous ODI series. Sikandar Raza scored 145 runs in three games for Zimbabwe at an average of 48.33 while Blessing Muzarabani picked three wickets with the ball. The Afghan side outplayed the hosts in all three games.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 1st ODI odds
10CRIC odds: Zimbabwe: 2.61, Bangladesh: 1.36
Parimatch odds: Zimbabwe: 2.82, Bangladesh: 1.42
Betway odds: Zimbabwe: 2.80, Bangladesh: 1.40
1xBet odds: Zimbabwe: 3.016, Bangladesh: 1.408
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh head-to-head in ODIs
Bangladesh have won 50 while Zimbabwe have 28 out of the total 78 matches played .
Bangladesh has won all of their last five ODIs against Zimbabwe. Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe 3-0 in their last ODI series in 2021.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 1st ODI probable playing XI
Zimbabwe: Regis Chakabva (captain and wicket-keeper), Innocent Kaia, Milton Shumba, Sikandar Raza, Wesley Madhevere, Ryan Burl, Milton Shumba, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Luke Jongwe, Victor Nyauchi.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (captain), Litton Das (wicket-keeper), Mahmudullah, Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 1st ODI top picks
Zimbabwe: Ryan Burl will be the player to watch out for from the Zimbabwean side. Burl has scored 436 runs for Zimbabwe in ODIs at an average of 21.8. The 28-year-old has also picked nine wickets in this format at an economy of 5.83.
Bangladesh: Watch out for Tamim Iqbal in this encounter. The southpaw has scored 7943 runs at an average of 36.9 in ODI cricket. The 33-year-old has also scored 14 centuries and 53 half centuries so far. The left-handed batter has scored 1816 runs against Zimbabwe at an average of 43.23 in ODIs.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 1st ODI prediction
Bangladesh are clear favourites going into the first ODI against Zimbabwe. The visitors have a better head-to-head against the Chevrons and have dominated them in recent times.
Zimbabwe have a bunch of talented players but lack the firepower to beat Bangladesh. The hosts have been struggling in ODI cricket for a while now and will find it extremely difficult to compete against the Bangla Tigers.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 1st ODI playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 22°C
Wind: 10 km/h