Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh One-off Test Betting Tips 07/07/2021

July 5, 2021
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Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh One-off Test Betting Tips 07/07/2021

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The hosts have decided to pick four uncapped players for the one-off Test against Bangladesh. The squad picked for the home series lacks experience in the bowling front. All-rounder Sikandar Raza is a notable absentee as he is suffering from serious illness, while pacer Kyle Jarvis announced his retirement from cricket after being plagued by injuries over the past year.

Sean Williams will lead the side for this one-off Test against Bangladesh.

The return of Craig Ervine and Brendan Taylor will certainly provide a big boost to the home side, who will need decent contributions from the top-order in this one-off game.

Zimbabwe’s batsmen like Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, and Brendan Taylor are capable players of spin and will be looking to make notable scores against Bangladesh. Pacer Tendai Chatara returns to the Test fold after eight months. It will be interesting to see whether he would fit into the playing XI as they are already decent pace bowling options for the side for this clash.

Zimbabwean hopes would be depending a lot on the new pace bowling sensation Blessing Muzarabani, who had decent outings against Pakistan across all formats of the game. One other player to watch out for would be Luke Jongwe, who not only did wonders with the ball but showed glimpses of his potential with the bat, lower down the order.


Captain Mominul Haque will be hoping that the side can end their three-match losing streak in the five-day format. The visitors will have a look at the surface at Bulawayo and then select their final XI for the one-off Test.

After scoring a half-century, rookie opener Saif Hasan is expected to open the innings with Tamim Iqbal for this game. Mahmudullah might retain his place in XI as he provides an extra bowling option for Bangladesh.

The focus will be on the experienced duo of Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim, who have failed to reach three figures in Test cricket this year.

Captain Mominul Haque has been a bankable performer for the side so far this season. The return of Shakib Al Hasan will certainly strengthen the playing XI for this contest.

In the bowling department, the new-ball pair of Abu Jayed and Taskin Ahmed will be two premier pacers for this game. Left-arm orthodox Taijul Islam and off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraaz will start as frontline slow bowlers for Bangladesh.

What do the Sportsbook Say

With Shakib Al Hasan back in the side, Bangladesh will be slight favorites to win the one-off Test to be played at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. 22Bet has Bangladesh priced at 1.61 and Zimbabwe at 3.1 Betway has Bangladesh priced at 1.57 and Zimbabwe at 3.25. Dafabet has Bangladesh priced for 1.41 and Zimbabwe for 2.86.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip1-Craig Ervine’s decent numbers at Bulawayo

Given his decent record at the venue, Craig Ervine will certainly be the go-to man for Zimbabwe. Left-hander is likely to kick on and get a big score against Bangladesh.

He can dig deep when it is needed and he could be the man that keeps Zimbabwe in the contest if the pitch is a decent batting strip. So we expect Craig Ervine to score 30 runs or more at [email protected]

Tip 2- Skipper Mominul Haque to continue his good form for Bangladesh

Since Jul 2019, skipper Mominul Haque is the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh in the five-day format. In seven matches played, Mominul Haque has accumulated 721 runs at an average of 45.00 with three centuries.

In the two-match series played in Sri Lanka, Mominul Haque showed excellent form for Bangladesh. He played well and scored 231 runs at an average of 77.00. Given his consistently good performances over the past 12 months, we expect Mominul Haque to deliver a notable score in this [email protected].


Mominul Haque’s Bangladesh will be firm favorites to win this game as they have wealth of experience in the batting and bowling department. On the other hand, Inexperienced Zimbabwe will be keen to prove a point that they can compete well in their home conditions.

Therefore, the prediction is for the Mominul Haque-led unit to secure a comfortable win over Zimbabwe.

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