India vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI
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Zimbabwe and Bangladesh play the third T20I on August 2 in Harare. The three-match series is tied at 1-1 after Bangladesh won the second T20I by seven wickets. Both teams play a three-match series after the third and final T20I which is the decider. 

Zimbabwe last played an ODI series against Afghanistan in June 2022. During the series, Zimbabwe played 3 ODIs against Afghanistan at home. Zimbabwe lost the 1st ODI by 60 runs, the 2nd ODI by 8 wickets, and the 3rd ODI by 4 wickets. Hence, Zimbabwe lost the ODI series 0-3.

Bangladesh. PHoto- Twitter
Bangladesh. Photo- Twitter

In this series, they won the first game by 17 runs after scoring over 200 runs batting first. They could not quite replicate the same performance in the second T20I where they scored only 135/8.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, will be without the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah for the T20I series. Nurul Hasan will lead a relatively young and inexperienced T20I side. 

Shakib Al Hasan

“I think the decision has its merit. Sohan( Nurul) thoroughly deserved this captaincy and BCB felt that he can give a lot to Bangladesh in the future, so they gave him the captaincy. I wish him all the best. The Zimbabwe series is challenging for him but I hope he can overcome that challenge,” Shakib said backing Nurul to lead the side successfully. 

ZIM vs BAN Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Zimbabwe And Bangladesh, Bangladesh Tour Of Zimbabwe 2022, 3rd T20I

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Head To Head In T20Is

Zimbabwe, Bangladesh
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Matches Played – 18

ZIM Won – 6

BAN Won – 12

Recent Venue Records (Harare Sports Club, Harare)

Zimbabwe Tour Of Bangladesh 2022
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STATS – T20

Total matches 34

Matches won batting first 22

Matches won bowling first 12

Average 1st Inns scores 158

Average 2nd Inns scores 138

Highest total recorded 229/2 (20 Ov) by AUS vs ZIM

Lowest total recorded 99/10 (19.5 Ov) by PAK vs ZIM

Highest score chased 194/5 (19.2 Ov) by BAN vs ZIM

Lowest score defended 118/9 (20 Ov) by ZIM vs PAK

Who Will Score Most Runs For Bangladesh – Litton Das / Nurul Hasan

Who Will Take Most Wickets For Bangladesh – Taskin Ahmed / Mustafizur Rahman 

Who Will Score Most Runs For Zimbabwe – Craig Ervine / Sikandar Raza

Who Will Take Most Wickets For Zimbabwe – Luke Jongwe / Donald Tiripano 

ZIM vs BAN Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Zimbabwe And Bangladesh, Bangladesh Tour Of Zimbabwe 2022, 3rd T20I

Bangladesh has played more competitive cricket in recent teams and against top teams as well. In terms of preparations, they are far ahead of the African nation. Bangladesh is likely to win the T20I decider and the series. 

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.