Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh – 2nd T20 International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh taking place? Thursday, July 23th, 2021 – 11:30 (UK)

Where is Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh taking place? Harare Sports Club, Harare

What is the expected weather for Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh? 21-23c with sunshine and light winds

What channel is Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh on? The match will be televised live on FreeSports in the UK

Where can I stream Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh? FreeSports subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the FreeSports Player both online and via smart phones.

LAST MEETING
Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by eight wickets.

THE TEAM NEWS

ZIMBABWE

  • Zimbabwe will have been furious with themselves after being bowled out with a full over to spare when batting first, which came back to cost them as their total of 152 was chased down with eight wickets and 7 balls remaining.
  • The Zimbabwe bowlers also suffered the embarrassment of not taking a single wicket during the Bangladesh innings, with both dismissals coming in the form of a run out.
  • All-rounder Timycen Maruma’s injury saw him not feature in the first T20i and with a 24 hour turnaround the expectation is that he will miss out once again here, whilst the hosts may be tempted to tinker with their bowling line-up following the lack of wickets taken yesterday.

BANGLADESH

  • Bangladesh will have been delighted to have bowled Zimbabwe out after being asked to field first in the opening T20i, as Mustafizur Rahman took three wickets with the ball, supported well by the economic Mohammad Saifuddin and Shoriful Islam, who each picked up two wickets at under six runs an over.
  • Opening batting pair of Mohammad Naim and Liton Das put on a partnership of 102 for the first wicket chasing 153 to win as both recorded half centuries, helping their side to a comprehensive victory.
  • Following such an excellent all-round performance with both bat and ball, it would be a surprise if Bangladesh looked to make any changes to their starting line-up going into the second T20i

THE PREDICTION

As has been the theme throughout the limited overs fixtures between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, the experience of the tourists has proven match-winning. That was shown again in the first T20i and could well be the case once more here as the two sides lock horns once more. A 24-hour turnaround isn’t likely to benefit Zimbabwe, with precious little time to prepare for battle once more and the expectation is that the all-round superior quality of Bangladesh in terms of both their top order batting and bowling attack should lead them to wrap up a series victory in this match.

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