The second ODI between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh is set to take place at the Harare Sports Club in Harare on Sunday.
Zimbabwean batting unit, it was Liton Das who stole the show with another strong performance at the top of the order. However, Bangladesh will need to come up with a better performance, especially with the bat. The onus will be on Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Mithun to fire in the top order as they seek another win in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe, who are missing a few key players, held their own with the ball before being dismantled by Shakib and co. While the likes of Blessing Muzarabani and Brendan Taylor continue to impress, they will need youngsters such as Dion Myers and Wesley Madhevere to fire if they are to get close to beating the Asian side.
Predicted Playing XIs
Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Brendan Taylor (c), Dion Myers, Regis Chakabva (wk), Milton Shumba/Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani and Richard Ngarava
Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mahmudullah Riyad, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shoriful Islam/Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed
As seen in the previous game, the pacers are expected to have a big say in the proceedings with plenty of bounce and swing on offer.
Match: Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 2nd ODI
Date and Time: 18th July 2021, at 1:00 PM IST
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the information mentioned, and make your own decision.