Zimbabwe will play Bangladesh in the 3rd One Day International (ODI) on Friday, August 10, at the Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe. The match will begin at 12:45 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Zimbabwe beat the Bangladesh cricket team by five wickets in the second ODI and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Bangladesh scored 291/5 in the first innings thanks to Mahmudullah’s 84-ball 80 and Tamim Iqbal’s 50 off 45 balls. Sikandar Raza picked three wickets for Zimbabwe while Wesley Madhevere picked two.
Regis Chakabva scored a 75-ball 102 with the bat for Zimbabwe while Raza scored an unbeaten 117 of 127 balls as the Chevrons chased the target down with 15 balls to spare. Hasan Mahmud and Mehidy Hasan picked two wickets each with the ball for Bangladesh.
Zimbabwe had earlier beaten Bangladesh by five wickets in the first ODI. Sikandar Raza and Innocent Kaia smashed centuries as the hosts chased down the target of 304 with 10 balls to spare.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI odds
10CRIC odds: Zimbabwe: 2.92, Bangladesh: 1.40
Parimatch odds: Zimbabwe: 2.90, Bangladesh: 1.40
Betway odds: Zimbabwe: 2.87, Bangladesh: 1.40
1xBet odds: Zimbabwe: 2.82, Bangladesh: 1.42
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 has won 50 while Zimbabwe has won 30 out of the total 80 ODIs played against each other.
Bangladesh has won three while the Zimbabwean cricket team has won two in their last five ODIs.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI probable playing XI
Zimbabwe: Regis Chakabva (captain and wicketkeeper), Tadiwanashe Marumani Innocent Kaia, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Sikandar Raza, Wesley Madhevere, Tony Munyonga, Brad Evans, Luke Jongwe, Tanaka Chivanga, Victor Nyauchi.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (captain), Mahmudullah, Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI top picks
Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza will be the top pick from Zimbabwe. Raza has scored 3483 runs in ODIs at an average of 37.45. The 36-year-old has also scored two centuries in this series. The all-rounder has also picked 67 wickets in this format at an economy of 4.89.
Bangladesh: Watch out for Mahmudullah in this encounter. The right-handed batter has scored 4729 runs in 211 ODIs at an average of 35.55. The 36-year-old has also picked 81 wickets with the ball in this format.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI prediction
Bangladesh have been outplayed so far in this series but are expected to bounce back and win the final match. They have a significantly better head-to-head record and also have a more experienced team.
Zimbabwe will go into the final game with an unassailable lead. However, the Chevrons will face a difficult task against an experienced Bangladesh side.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 26°C
Wind: 10 km/h