Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh – One-off Test Betting Tips

Zimbabwe and Bangladesh will lock horns in the one-off Test to be played at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Wednesday.

Joylord Gumbie, Chivanga Tanaka, Dion Myers, and Takudzwanashe Kaitano are four uncapped players named in Zimbabwe’s Test squad for the one-off Test. Captain Sean Williams will lead the side for this one-off game and will have the backing of experienced players like Craig Ervine, Donald Tripano, and Brendan Taylor.

On the other hand, Bangladesh have announced a full-strength squad for the one-off Test. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan makes a comeback to the squad after missing the previous series against Sri Lanka due to the Indian Premier League.

Both teams have competed in 17 Tests in the history of the five-day format. The rivalry has been quite competitive thus far as Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have won seven matches apiece. Three matches have ended in a draw.

In 2019/20, Bangladesh managed to register a series win over Zimbabwe in a two-match series played in Bangladesh.

Zimbabwe Form and Team News

Zimbabwe returns to Test cricket action after almost two months. In April, Zimbabwe suffered a 2-0 whitewash at the hands of Pakistan in a two-match series played in Zimbabwe.

The home side will be looking to deliver a decent show with bat and ball in this one-off Test.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Sean Williams, wicket-keeper Brendan Taylor, and middle-order batsman Craig Ervine to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Besides, the likes of Regis Chakabva and Donald Tripano will need to contribute with the bat for Zimbabwe in this one-off game.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Blessing Muzarabani, Victor Nyauchi, and Luke Jongwe to provide timely breakthroughs.

Bangladesh Form and Team News

For the past six months, Bangladesh have struggled to produce positive results in the five-day format. The side has suffered back-to-back series defeats against West Indies and Sri Lanka this year.

Captain Mominul Haque will be hoping that the side can end their winless streak in this one-off Test against Zimbabwe.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the veteran opener Tamim Iqbal, the middle-order trio of Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Shakib Al Hasan to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the spin trio of Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, and Mehidy Hasan Miraaz to make crucial breakthroughs.

Since Jun 2020, left-arm spinner, Taijul Islam has been leading the bowling charts in red-ball cricket. In four matches, Taijul has claimed 20 wickets at an average of 31.85.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Bangladesh will be the favorites to win this off-one Test played at Bulawayo. For the one-off Test, Zimbabwe are at 3.10 odds, while Bangladesh at 1.62 odds.

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Our Tipsters Angle

Based on the current form, Bangladesh will be confident of doing well in this two-match Test series against Bangladesh. With Shakib Al Hasan making a comeback to the Test squad, Bangladesh will be looking to bring their A-game to the table in this contest.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe will have to make significant improvements in a bid to overcome Bangladesh in this one-off Test.

Therefore, the prediction is for Bangladesh to register a comfortable win over Zimbabwe in this one-off Test.

Tip 1- Mushfiqur Rahim’s excellent record against Zimbabwe in Test cricket

By his high standards, wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim has struggled to deliver big scores in the five-day format this season. He will be keen to get back amongst the runs and deliver a notable score in this one-off Test.

The 34-year old will take heart from the fact that he holds an excellent record against Zimbabwe in Test cricket. Mushfiqur Rahim has accumulated 846 runs in 17 innings at an average of 60.42 with two centuries and three half-centuries to his name.

Given his excellent numbers against Zimbabwe in the five-day format, we are expecting Mushfiqur Rahim to score 30 runs or more in this series [email protected].

Tip 2- Sean Williams to carry batting hopes for Zimbabwe

The newly-appointed Test captain has been a standout performer with the bat in the five-day format. Since Jul 2019, Sean Williams is leading the batting charts for Zimbabwe in Test cricket. In four matches played, Left-hander has accumulated 481 runs at an average of 96.20 with three centuries and one half-century.

Given his rich vein of form with the bat, we expect Sean Williams to score 25 runs or more in this [email protected]


Expect Bangladesh to beat Zimbabwe in the one-off Test played at Bulawayo.

  1. Mushfiqur Rahim to score 30 runs or more in this series opener- [email protected].
  2. Sean Williams to score 25 runs or more in this contest- [email protected].

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