Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 1st Test Match Prediction

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Bangladesh
143/10 & 169/10
2.74
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Zimbabwe
282/10 & 181/10
2.58
Nov 03, 201804:00
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium - Sylhet, Bangladesh
Finished
Zimbabwe won by 151 runs

Our Prediction

Bangladesh To Win the Match, 1.20
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  • Being the home side, Bangladesh will have the better idea of the conditions at Sylhet
  • Bangladesh are a better balanced side as compared to Zimbabwe, on paper
  • Zimbabwe haven't had anything going for them in the recent time in any format of the game
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100.0%
  • Tournament: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2018
  • Date: Nov 03, 2018
  • Format: ODI
  • Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Time: 04:00

Key Stats

  • Toss: Zimbabwe (Batting)
  • Man of the Match: Sean Williams

Bangladesh

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Abu Jayed 0 11 0 0 0.00
Mushfiqur Rahim 13 44 0 0 29.55
Mahmudullah 16 45 0 0 35.56
Taijul Islam 0 3 0 0 0.00
Nazmul Islam 0 1 0 0 0.00
Nazmul Hossain Shanto 13 32 1 0 40.62
Liton Das 23 75 3 0 30.67
Mominul Haque 9 13 2 0 69.23
Ariful Haque 38 37 4 2 102.70
Imrul Kayes 43 103 6 0 41.75
Mehidy Hasan 7 15 0 0 46.67
BowlerOMRWECO
Sikandar Raza 17.0 1 41 3 2.41
Tendai Chatara 9.0 2 25 0 2.78
Brandon Mavuta 10.0 2 21 4 2.10
Wellington Masakadza 5.1 0 33 2 6.39
Sean Williams 8.0 2 13 0 1.62
Kyle Jarvis 14.0 5 29 1 2.07

Zimbabwe

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Sikandar Raza 25 30 3 1 83.33
Brian Chari 4 33 0 0 12.12
BRM Taylor 24 25 4 0 96.00
Tendai Chatara 8 4 2 0 200.00
Hamilton Masakadza 48 104 7 0 46.15
Regis Chakabva 20 65 2 0 30.77
Brandon Mavuta 6 4 0 1 150.00
Wellington Masakadza 17 60 1 0 28.33
Peter Moor 0 1 0 0 0.00
Sean Williams 20 65 2 0 30.77
Kyle Jarvis 1 3 0 0 33.33
BowlerOMRWECO
Abu Jayed 7.0 1 25 0 3.57
Mahmudullah 4.0 1 7 0 1.75
Taijul Islam 28.4 8 62 5 2.16
Nazmul Islam 6.0 1 27 2 4.50
Ariful Haque 1.0 0 4 0 4.00
Mehidy Hasan 19.0 7 48 3 2.53

Bangladesh

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Abu Jayed 0 1 0 0 0.00
Mushfiqur Rahim 31 54 5 0 57.41
Mahmudullah 0 2 0 0 0.00
Taijul Islam 8 24 0 0 33.33
Nazmul Islam 4 15 1 0 26.67
Nazmul Hossain Shanto 5 5 1 0 100.00
Liton Das 9 25 1 0 36.00
Mominul Haque 11 38 1 0 28.95
Ariful Haque 41 96 3 0 42.71
Imrul Kayes 5 13 1 0 38.46
Mehidy Hasan 21 33 3 0 63.64
BowlerOMRWECO
Sikandar Raza 12.0 2 35 3 2.92
Tendai Chatara 10.0 4 19 3 1.90
Brandon Mavuta 6.0 0 27 0 4.50
Wellington Masakadza 8.0 2 21 0 2.62
Sean Williams 4.0 0 5 1 1.25
Kyle Jarvis 11.0 2 28 2 2.55

Zimbabwe

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Sikandar Raza 19 52 2 0 36.54
Brian Chari 13 31 2 0 41.94
BRM Taylor 6 15 0 0 40.00
Tendai Chatara 0 1 0 0 0.00
Hamilton Masakadza 52 105 4 2 49.52
Regis Chakabva 28 85 2 0 32.94
Brandon Mavuta 3 14 0 0 21.43
Wellington Masakadza 4 28 0 0 14.29
Peter Moor 63 192 6 0 32.81
Sean Williams 88 173 9 0 50.87
Kyle Jarvis 4 9 0 0 44.44
BowlerOMRWECO
Abu Jayed 21.0 3 68 1 3.24
Mahmudullah 3.0 0 3 1 1.00
Taijul Islam 39.3 7 108 6 2.73
Nazmul Islam 23.0 6 49 2 2.13
Ariful Haque 4.0 1 7 0 1.75
Mehidy Hasan 27.0 8 45 0 1.67

About the Match

Unlike they've done in white-ball Cricket, Bangladesh haven't really been as successful in the longest version of the game. The faced a heavy defeat at the hands of West Indies in their last test series and will be looking to turn around their fortunes in the red-ball cricket as well.

The test series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe is set to begin on 3rd November at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. The hosts will be looking to extend their brilliant limited-overs form while Zimbabwe will be keen to redeem some pride with a win in the longest format of the game.

Match Preview

Bangladesh

Despite being weakened by the absence of their leading stars in Shakib al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal, the way they performed in ODI series was commendable, to say the least. They'll be riding high on morale after their fantastic win over the same team.

Although Bangladesh were thrashed brutally by West Indies earlier this year, they've done reasonably well while playing at home with wins against England and Australia to their name. However, they lost the two-match series against Sri Lanka at home before crumbling against West Indies.

The absence of Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal could be more telling in the longest format of the game and the rest of the players will really need to step up their game. Imrul Kayes was phenomenal in the One Day series and will be looking to replicate his ODI form in the test cricket as well.

Their bowling has been doing alright and with the return of Mustafizur, they appear to be even more lethal. Their spinners could be difficult to deal with especially in spin-friendly conditions. Overall, as seen in ODI series, the Tigers will be a tough nut to crack in the longest format of the game as well.

Bangladesh Starting Lineup

Liton Das, Imrul Kayes, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Nazmul Islam, Abu Jayed.

Zimbabwe

Even since their famous victory against Pakistan back at home in 2013, Zimbabwe haven't won even a single test match. That sums up their story since then. They've played 12 matches thereafter and have lost 11 of those. Their form in the limited-overs version of the game hasn't been good either and it would take a big effort from their batsmen as well as bowlers to end their drought.

The conditions at Sylhet with be pretty similar to what they're like at home which should boost visitors' confidence at least a little. They have plenty of experienced batsmen at their disposal in Brendan Taylor, Hamilton Masakadza, and Sean Williams. Williams and Taylor, in particular, found form towards the end of the ODI leg and scored heavily. They will form the backbone of their batting lineup.

Bowling appeared to be Zimbabwe's strength in all the series prior to this and it all seemed to fall apart for them in the final two ODIs. Their bowlers looked toothless and were neither able to pick wickets nor restrict the flow of runs. For Zimbabwe to fare better in the longest format of the game, their bowlers will need to up their game and if they can do that, they certainly can give Bangladesh a run for their money.

Zimbabwe Starting Lineup

Hamilton Masakadza, Brian Chari, BRM Taylor, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Peter Moor, R Chakabva, Brandon Mavuta, WP Masakadza, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara.

Toss Prediction

With surface likely to deteriorate as the match progresses and batting fourth likely to be difficult, we expect the team winning the toss to bat first.

Pitch and Conditions

It's a test match debut for Sylhet International Cricket Ground and it will be interesting to see how the surface changes over the course of the match. There is a forecast of rain on the third and fourth day of the match. On all other days, it is expected to be warm and sunny. The surface is likely to assist spinners later in the game and the first couple of days will be the best time to bat here.

Our Prediction

Although the hosts are coming off a terrific run in limited-overs cricket, they have a lot of things to fix as far as the longest format of the game is concerned. For Zimbabwe, barring a few things, nothing has gone well for them in recent past. Considering the recent form and team on paper, Bangladesh, playing in familiar conditions, are firm favorites to win the opening test and go 1-0 up in the series.

Our Prediction

Bangladesh To Win the Match, 1.20
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Zimbabwe36.8% (7)
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