August 01, 2022 12:17 PM
Alex Sarwar

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh – 3rd T20 International Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh taking place? Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 – 12:00 (UK)

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

What is the expected weather for Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh? 13-17c dry, but cloudy with a gentle breeze

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 seven wickets.

THE LOWDOWN

ZIMBABWE

  • The six-match T20i winning stream of Zimbabwe came to an end last time out as their small total of 135/8 was chased down comfortably by Bangladesh to leave this series level-pegging.
  • Despite being forced to retire injured in the first T20i, batter Wesley Madhevere was passed fit to play in the second game (although only scored four runs) and should therefore be able to take to the crease in this deciding contest as well.

BANGLADESH

  • Bangladesh deservedly levelled the series on Saturday, following an excellent bowling performance which restricted Zimbabwe to a small score that the visiting batters had little problems chasing down, however the win came at a cost.
  • Tigers skipper Nurul Hasan broke a finger whilst wicket-keeping and will therefore miss this deciding T20i, with a new captain also needing to be selected for the contest.

THE PREDICTION

Both of these teams are far from full-strength for various reasons, but we’ve still been treated to some excellent cricket across the two T20i fixtures played so far. Bangladesh were rewarded for their improvement over the course of the series on Saturday, whilst Zimbabwe are now under pressure to bounce back. However, the tourists losing their captain to injury as a big blow and could have a decisive impact on the outcome here. Add that to Zimbabwe having that all-important home advantage and it is Craig Ervine’s men who should be backed to come out on top.

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