Zimbabwe will meet Bangladesh in the final ODI of the 3-match series on Wednesday, August 10 at the Harare Sports Club. The hosts have already won the series after beating Bangla Tigers by five wickets in the second T20I. Zimbabwe won the first match by a similar margin.
Friday's win was Zimbabwe's second in 20 matches against Bangladesh in the ODI format. The bilateral ODI series win is Zimbabwe's first since April 2019 and first against Bangladesh since 2013. Further, the two teams have played 80 ODI matches against each other. Bangladesh have won 50 of these matches. Bangladesh are currently occupying the second spot in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League, while Zimbabwe are occupying the 12th position. As we gear up for the third ODI, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the ZIM vs BAN 3rd ODI head-to-head encounter.
Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah and Sikandar Raza are my top three player betting tips for the ZIM vs BAN 3rd ODI. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Ahead of the first ODI we had predicted that Tamim Iqbal would be one of the highest run-scorers in the match and he did not disappoint us by scoring 62 runs off 88 balls. His innings was studded with nine fours. We made a similar prediction for the prolific batter ahead of the second ODI and he ended up scoring 50 runs off 45 balls. This time he scored 10 fours and a six. Tamim has got good starts in both the ODIs and on Wednesday he would be hoping to get to the three-figure mark. Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal has played a total of 230 ODI matches and scored 8055 runs at an average of 37.11. He has 14 hundreds and 55 fifties to his name in the format. The 33-year-old's last six ODI outings have seen him score 50, 62, 34, 50*, 33 and 87*. In 2022, the southpaw played 11 matches and scored 389 runs at an average of 43.22. The Chittagong-born carries a fabulous record against Zimbabwe. He has played 46 ODIs against them and scored 1928 runs at an average of 43.81. He has played 20 of those matches in Zimbabwe and scored 801 runs at an average of 40.05. Iqbal has hit four hundreds and eleven fifties against Zimbabwe. In his last ODI against the side before the start of the series in July 2021, he scored 112 runs off 97 balls. Chances of the experienced campaigner scoring over 36.5 runs against Zimbabwe in the third ODI are very high again. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Tamim Iqbal to score over 36.5 runs from the ZIM vs BAN 3rd ODI head-to-head encounter.
Sikandar Raza scored match-winning 135 unbeaten runs off 109 deliveries against Bangladesh in the first ODI. The knock consisted off eight fours and six sixes and helped the hosts chase down a massive 304-run target with 10 balls to spare. In the second ODI, he scored unbeaten 117 runs off 127 balls as Bangladesh chased down 291 in the second ODI. Raza is no doubt in sublime form but hitting another fifty or a hundred would be difficult for him as Bangladesh must have figured a way out to deal with the star batter. Bangladesh would also give it their all to avoid a whitewash in the 3-match ODI series. However, the 36-year-old has been in decent form in the last few months. He scored unbeaten 65 runs in the first T20I against Bangladesh before smacking 62 in the second. The right-hander batter scored 82 unbeaten runs against USA on July 14 and 87 against Singapore on July 11. Raza's last seven ODI innings have seen him score, 117*, 135*, 38, 40, 67, 1 and 56. In 2022, he played eight ODIs and scored 472 runs at an average of 78.66. The Pakistan-born star has played a total of 21 ODI matches against Bangladesh and scored 819 runs at an average of 43.10 In Zimbabwe, he has played 60 ODIs and scored 1959 runs at an average of 41.68. Overall, he has scored 3483 runs at an average of 37.45 in 116 ODIs. Raza would most likely get another start on Wednesday but not score more than 54.5 runs. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.87 for Sikandar Raza to score under 54.5 runs from the ZIM vs BAN 3rd ODI head-to-head encounter.
Innocent Kaia batted at number three for Zimbabwe and stitched a crucial 192-run partnership with Sikandar Raza after the fall of three early wickets during the 304-run chase in the first ODI. He brought up his maiden international hundred during the match-winning partnership, scoring 110 off 122 balls. His innings consisted of 11 fours and 2 sixes. However, he could score seven runs off eight balls only in the second ODI. He was one of the two victims of Hasan Mahmud who bowled terrifically in the powerplay. The 29-year-old has 235 runs at an average of 47 in five ODI matches. He also has a fifty to his name in the format. Since making his ODI debut on June 4, 2022 against Afghanistan, he has scores of 39, 63, 16, 110 and 7 in the format. He had also scored a fifty in the warm-up 50-over game against Afghanistan ahead of making his debut. The Harare-born cricketer has certainly developed a liking for the format. In the 52 List A matches he has played, Kaia has scored 1331 runs at an average of 27.16. He has three hundreds and five List A fifties to his name. He also smashed his first ever T20I fifty on June 12. The batter is in good form and the confidence of hitting a hundred in just his fourth ODI would motivate him to score at least over 26.5 runs on Wednesday. Zimbabwe have already won the series and that would also help Kaia to take him time to settle in nicely and play pressure-free cricket. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.86 for Innocent Kaia to score over 26.5 runs from the ZIM vs BAN 3rd ODI head-to-head encounter.
Tamim Iqbal to score over 36.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Sikandar Raza to score under 54.5 runs @ 1.87 (1XBET)
Innocent Kaia to score over 24.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)