Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Predictions & Tips

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Zimbabwe will be looking to level their ODI series against Bangladesh on Tuesday after being totally outclassed in game one.

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Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Predictions & Betting Tips

Tuesday, March 3 – 07:00 GMT – Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Bangladesh

Bangladesh completely hammered Zimbabwe in their opening One Day International, while the tourists welcome some big names back for the second match.

Bangladesh elected to bat first and they took full advantage of that decision with opener Liton Das top scoring with 126 from 105 deliveries, which included 13 fours and two sixes.

He would have increased his total had he not been forced to retire hurt after suffering from cramp due to his time out in the middle in the sweltering heat.

He exited at 206-3, but Bangladesh still put on another 115 runs with Mohammad Mithun hitting a half century, while Mohammad Saifuddin was unbeaten on 28 as Bangladesh reached 321-6 off 50 overs.

Saifuddin proved he is just as good with ball in hand as he collected three wickets for just 22 runs off seven overs.

Mashrafe Mortaza and Mehidy Hasan Miraz chipped in with two wickets apiece, while Wesley Madhevere top scored for Zimbabwe with just 35 from 44 balls.

Das and Saifuddin are both expected to play in the second ODI following issues with cramp and a back injury respectively, but it remains to see how fit they actually are.

Zimbabwe welcome back two top players in Craig Ervine and Sean Williams with Tinashe Kamunhukamwe and Regis Chakabva expected to miss out.

Ervine has fully recovered from a flu bug, while Williams is eligible after missing the first game because he was late in arriving in the country.

Williams is a massive lift for the tourists and the reason I am backing them to level the series with victory here.

The 33-year-old brings a lot of experience to the team and if he gets his eye in, then he is capable of adding plenty more runs to his ODI total of 3717.

Bangladesh (probable): Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

Zimbabwe (probable): 1 Chamu Chibhabha (capt), Craig Ervine, Wesley Madhevere, Brendan Taylor (wk), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Donald Tiripano, Ainsley Ndlovu, Chris Mpofu, Carl Mumba