Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe ODI series 2020 – 2nd ODI

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Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe ODI series 2020 – 2nd ODI

2nd ODI:

Second ODI of the series of three ODI matches between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe is going to be played at the SICS, Sylhet.

Zimbabwe Tour of Bangladesh History:

This is going to be seventeenth bilateral series between the teams. Bangladesh has upper hand, as the team won 10 series and lost 6.

When touring Bangladesh by Zimbabwean team, then, the host has extremely firm hand. Out of 9 ODI completed series, the home side won 8 times and the visitors won just once, which was in 2001-02, the first ever visit.

The teams completed 73 meetings in long limited over format and the host won 45 times and the visitors won 28 times.

On the soil of Bangladesh, the teams faced each other 41 times. out of them, the Bangladesh team won 31 times, and Zimbabwean team won just 10 times.

Victory brings points:

The series is the comparison between the seventh rank (Bangladesh) and twelfth rank (Zimbabwe) team. The host is way ahead of the visitors in point table.

The host could increase the point for the team through not just series victory but also the victory should be three-nil only. On the other hand, just win a match would help to increase the points for the visitors. In any case of results, the teams will hold their position same as the position before the series.

The second ODI result will go in favor of the home side, the home side will stay on the same points, and same for the visitors as well. And, if the result will go in favor of visitors, then the team will gain the points and the host will lose.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of the Sylhet shows the weather would be pretty clear throughout the match, and no rain would be expected, as the precipitation percentage would be very low. The temperature would be normal and in twenties. The wind would be pretty low as well.

Toss and Pitch:

The ground is going to witness just a third match and teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss just once and same for choosing fielding after winning the toss. Both the times teams won the match after winning the toss.

Particularly, for Bangladesh, the team won the toss as many time as the team played the matches at the venue.

The first batting team won the matches once, and same for the team, who batted second.

The lowest defended total was 322, and the highest successful chase was 199 runs on the venue. 

The first inning lowest total was 198, and the highest total was 321 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 152, whereas highest was 202 run.

The average first innings total at the venue is 260, and for the second innings is 177.

The batting average of the first innings is 34.60 and 29.50 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams:

Both the teams faced each other on the venue, just once in the recent encounter. In which, the host won the match by big margin. 

ODI History at Venue:

The home side has excellent record at the venue, and undefeated at the ground.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:


The home side would go with the unchanged XI, if, unless a forced change of L. Das due to injury.

Bangladesh Eleven: L. Das / M. Naim, T. Iqbal, N. Hossain Shanto, M. Rahim, Mahmudullah, M. Mithun, M. Saifuddin, M. Hasan Miraz, M. Mortaza, T. Islam, M. Rahman


The visitors would prefer to have couple of changes to include C. Ervine and S. Williams.

Zimbabwe Eleven: R. Chakabva, C. Chibhabha, C. Ervine, B. Taylor, W. Madhevere, S. Raza, S. Williams, C. Mutombodzi, D. Tiripano, C. Mumba, C. Mpofu

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