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The first ODI was a bit of a record-breaker for Bangladesh. Not only did they solidify their position towards the top of the ODI Super League table, but Shakib Al Hasan became their highest-ever ODI wicket-taker as the Tigers achieved their biggest victory in ODIs on away soil.
The 155-run victory was mighty comfortable in the end, but it wasn’t always the case. Bangladesh were in trouble at 76/4, with only Liton Das able to handle the movement and bounce available for the bowlers. The right-hander masterminded yet another big score against Zimbabwe, leading Bangladesh to a very competitive 276/9 in the end.
Overall, it was a very disappointing outing for the home side, particularly with the bat. To only bat for 28.5 overs is cause for significant reflection, as they now face a fight to keep the series alive. One piece of hope they might cling onto is the fact that they were beaten comprehensively in the first ODI vs Bangladesh in 2013 only to bounce back and take the series 2-1. However, this Zimbabwe looks to lack the depth to produce good cricket for extended periods.
Key Players to Watch/Key Stats
- Both the Test and first ODI showed just how important Brendan Taylor is to this team. His wicket has seen a flurry of wickets fall afterwards, which undoubtedly makes his wicket the key one for Bangladesh.
- No player has more runs at Harare than Taylor, with 2,091 runs at 42.67. Zimbabwe will be hoping he improves on his home record vs Bangladesh, which reads: 21 inns, 604 runs, avg. 31.78.
- Regis Chakabva was a bright spot on a tough day for Zimbabwe in the first ODI. He took four catches and scored a fluent 51-ball 54, which was his first half-century in 15 ODIs vs Bangladesh.
- Wesley Madhevere was promoted to opener but the move didn’t pay off in the first ODI. However, he did make a promising start to his career with six double-figure scores in a row, including scores of 35, 52 and 42 vs Bangladesh in Sylhet last year.
- Luke Jongwe’s ability to take wickets in the middle and death overs will be key for Zimbabwe (3/51 in first ODI). He will also be key with the bat.
- Blessing Muzarabani continues to take wickets on a regular basis. He is coming off a fine spell of 2/47, after he took seven wickets in three matches at an average of 19.71 vs Pakistan last year.
- If Shakib Al Hasan fails with the bat, he can make up for it with the ball. His 5/30 was his first five-wicket haul away from home in ODIs, taking his tally vs Zimbabwe to 79 wickets at a superb average of 20.15.
- In Zimbabwe, Shakib averages a healthy 38.37 with the bat in 18 ODI knocks, along with 23 wickets at 31.86.
- If Zimbabwe is the opponent, then back Liton Das to go big. The keeper-batsman scored his third ODI century in 10 matches vs Zimbabwe, taking his tally against them to 524 runs at a fine average of 58.22.
- Tamim Iqbal does not enjoy batting at Harare. In six ODIs, Tamim has struck just 86 runs at an average of 14.33 on this ground. However, he is a class player with a good overall record vs Zimbabwe: 1,684 runs, avg. 42.10.
- Afif Hossain impressed with his finishing, scoring 45 off 35 balls. He and Mahmudullah look in good touch.
- Mohammad Saifuddin enjoys bowling against Zimbabwe. He has taken 12 wickets in six ODIs against them at an average of 17.58, and he will be key with the new ball especially if Bangladesh bowl first.
- Taskin Ahmed is generating some great pace and movement on this tour. After taking five wickets in the Test, Taskin then bowled well again in the first ODI taking 1/22 in five overs. Key bowler.
Stats and Facts
- Bangladesh have won an incredible 17 consecutive ODIs vs Zimbabwe. The last time Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh was in Bulawayo in 2013.
- Dion Myers has made three starts in three knocks in international cricket. He also scored 42 off 29 balls in the tour match a few days ago.
- Zimbabwe currently sit bottom of the ODI Super League points table. However, if they win today and Sri Lanka lose vs India, they will move off the bottom.
Possible Playing 11
Timycen Maruma injured his hamstring in the first ODI. Sikandar Raza could replace him.
Another option Zimbabwe have is pushing Wesley Madhevere down the order and bringing in Tinashe Kamunhukamwe to open.
Zimbabwe: 1 Wesley Madhevere, 2 Tadiwanashe Marumani, 3 Brendan Taylor (capt), 4 Dion Myers, 5 Regis Chakabva (wk), 6 Sikandar Raza, 7 Ryan Burl, 8 Luke Jongwe, 9 Blessing Muzarabani, 10 Tendai Chatara, 11 Richard Ngarava
Liton Das picked up a hand injury in the first ODI. His fitness is being monitored. If he is unavailable, then Nurul Hasan will replace him.
Bangladesh: 1. Tamim Iqbal (c), 2. Liton Das (wk), 3. Shakib Al Hasan, 4. Mohammad Mithun, 5. Mosaddek Hossain, 6. Mahmudullah, 7. Afif Hossain, 8. Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9. Mohammad Saifuddin, 10. Taskin Ahmed, 11. Shoriful Islam
Harare Pitch Report and Weather
Predictably, conditions were helpful for the seamers in the morning, as often the case in Zimbabwe. With sunny conditions forecast today, batting conditions are expected to be more pleasant in the afternoon. So, expect the captain who wins the toss to bowl first.
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Zimbabwe’s best chance of victory is bowling first and restricting Bangladesh to a score below 250. If Bangladesh score in the region of 250-270 or bowl first, then it is hard to see Zimbabwe getting a win.
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