After beating Zimbabwe comprehensively in the 3-match T20I series, Bangladesh lost to the hosts by 5 wickets in the first ODI on Friday. The high-scoring match saw Zimbabwe chase down 304 runs with 10 balls to spare. Innocent Kaia and Sikandar Raza slammed a hundred each in the match. The two teams will now lock horns at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday, August 7. Friday's win was Zimbabwe's first in 20 matches against Bangladesh in the ODI format. Overall, it was the African nation's first win in five ODI matches. Further, the two teams have played 79 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 2nd ODI, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the ZIM vs BAN 2nd ODI head-to-head encounter.
Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das and Sikandar Raza are my top three player betting tips for the ZIM vs BAN 2nd ODI. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
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. Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal has played a total of 229 ODI matches and scored 8005 runs at an average of 37.06. He has 14 hundreds and 54 fifties to his name in the format. The 33-year-old's last five ODI outings have seen him score 62, 34, 50*, 33 and 87*. In 2022, the southpaw has played 10 matches and scored 339 runs at an average of 42.37. The Chittagong-born carries a fabulous record against Zimbabwe. He has played 45 ODIs against them and scored 1878 runs at an average of 43.67. He has played 19 of those matches in Zimbabwe and scored 751 runs at an average of 39.52. Iqbal has hit four hundreds and ten 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 high against Zimbabwe in the second ODI are very high again. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and keep an eye on Tamim Iqbal from the ZIM vs BAN 2nd 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. His fourth wicket partnership with Innocent Kaia accounted for 192 runs. 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 six ODI innings have seen him score, 135*, 38, 40, 67, 1 and 56. In 2022, he has played seven ODIs and scored 355 runs at an average of 59.16. The Pakistan-born star has played a total of 20 50-over matches against Bangladesh and scored 702 runs at an average of 36.94. In Zimbabwe, he has played 59 ODIs and scored 1842 runs at an average of 39.19. Overall, he has scored 3366 runs at an average of 36.19 in 115 ODIs. With form and benefit of home conditions on his side, expect Raza to score high once again on Sunday. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and keep an eye on Sikandar Raza from the ZIM vs BAN 2nd 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. The 29-year-old now has 228 runs at an average of 57 in four 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 and 110 in the format. He had also scored a fifty in the warm-up 50-over games against Afghanistan ahead of making his debut. The Harare-born cricketer has certainly developed a liking for the format. In the 51 List A matches he has played, Kaia has scored 1324 runs at an average of 27.58. 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 going through a rich vein of form and the confidence of hitting a hundred in just his fourth ODI match would most probably keep him in good stead on Sunday. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and keep an eye on Innocent Kaia from the ZIM vs BAN 2nd ODI head-to-head encounter.
Tamim Iqbal to score over 34.5 runs @ 1.87 (1XBET)
Sikandar Raza to score over 25.5 runs @ 1.87 (1XBET)
Innocent Kaia to score over 23.5 runs @ 1.87 (1XBET)