Bangladesh will host Zimbabwe for the first of the two-match T20I series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, in Dhaka this Monday evening.
After a whitewash in the three match ODI series, Bangladesh would like to keep the perfect record in the upcoming T20I series as well. On the other hand, Zimbabwe, with nothing to lose, would love to give their best shot and stage an upset in front of the vociferous Bangladesh fans.
What’s our role?
Just sit back, watch the riveting encounter, invest on three bets and win loads of money. I have already handpicked the best deals for you, go ahead and hit the correct notes.
New to the Bangladeshi setup, the 22-year old has shown some spark in the five matches he has played so far. A strokeful player who likes to take on the bowlers, I have no problem in backing him up to score just three boundaries in the upcoming match. He has hit a total of 20 boundaries in his short career at a rate of four hits per game and has struck more than two in three of the instances. Having faced 149 balls in those matches (average 40 per game); Naim is hard nut to crack for the bowlers. But that simply doesn’t make him a contender for the bet, then what does?
In the Bangladesh Premier League this season, Naim played a total of 12 matches for the Rangpur Rangers and managed to send the ball to the ropes a total of 36 times, averaging three per match. Having played seven of those matches at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, in Dhaka, he is more than accustomed to the conditions at the venue, which gives him an edge over the others. I have already placed my bet, I am more than confident that you’ll follow the same.
Surprising to see that Royal Panda has given odds as high as 2.20 for Zimbabwe to hit just five sixes, but we should stop whining and cash on the opportunity as soon as possible. In the last five T20Is, the African nation has struck a total of 35 sixes at a rate of seven per match, which does tell us a tale. But, you can argue that most of these matches were against associate nations like Singapore and Nepal, and we don’t blame you for that. There’s more evidence to justify my claim, so keep reading.
In the last tri-nation T20I series held in Bangladesh last year, the Zimbabweans struck 30 sixes in just four matches at a rate of 7.5 games per innings and hit more than four times in each of those matches. In the four matches Zimbabwe played at the Shere Bangla Stadium before, their batsmen hit a total of 28 sixes (seven per innings) while their count was six in the last H2H match at this venue. I will be surprised if you still haven’t placed the bet, because money is waiting for you on the other side. I’m sure you don’t want to miss out.
Shere Bangla Stadium, like any other sub continental wicket has the reputation of being a batting friendly venue and there’s no way we are going to witness a score less than 160 in the first innings of the match. In the last five T20Is at this venue, the first innings scores were – 164, 197, 144, 190, 211, with the teams scoring 906 runs at an average of 181.2 runs per innings. Already revealed, the score was more than 160.5 on four of those occasions. In the last two matches where Bangladesh have batted first at this venue, the scores were 211 and 193 (404 runs at a rate of 202 runs per innings).
In the last five H2H matches in Bangladesh, the first innings scores were – 175, 144, 180, 187, 167, with the teams scoring a total of 853 runs at average of 170.6 runs per innings, which is in tandem with our given criteria. The first innings total of 160.5 runs looks like a score which any team should score if they are batting first and with Royal Panda offering odds of 1.83, there’s no point in overlooking this deal.