Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 1st T20 Match Prediction 2024

BAN vs ZIM 1st T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will kick-off the 5-match T20I series with the 1st match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on 3rd May 2024.

Bangladesh players had a good outing in the BPL 2024 but lost the home T20I series to Sri Lanka in March. They have a good record in T20Is at home after defeating the teams like Australia, New Zealand and England. They will look forward to winning this one to prepare for the T20 World Cup 2024.

Zimbabwe has also levelled up their game in the last few years. The last they faced BAN in the T20I series, they won. ZIM will be led by star all-rounder Sikandar Raza. They will get the confidence from the last T20I series win against Bangladesh in 2022 at home.

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BAN vs ZIM Match Toss Prediction

In the last 5 years, 70% toss winners have opted to bowl first but the team batting first have won 60% of the matches in the same time period. We expect the toss winner to go for batting first.

BAN vs ZIM Pitch Report

The ball comes on to the bat nicely at the Zahur Ahmed Stadium pitch. Both the sides have decent hitters so we can expect the average innings score around 165. Fast bowlers are going to pick more wickets than spinners. The pitch will get slower as the match proceeds so spinners will come into action later on.

Chattogram Weather Report

The weather report shows a cloudy day in Chattogram on Friday. There are a few chances of rain as well and the temperature will hover around 29-30°C.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 1st T20 2024

Bangladesh Team News & Playing 11

BAN Team News

Bangladesh will be led by Najmul Hossain Shanto and their top T20 players are fit and in the squad.

BAN Key Players

  • Najmul Hossain Shanto – Hossain has amassed 676 runs in 31 T20Is with a decent average of 27.04. We back him to perform well in the series and lead from the front. He has scored 154 runs in 5 matches against ZIM at an average of 38.50.
  • Jaker Ali – Jaker averages 55 in the T20Is and he has scored 110 runs in 5 innings with a decent average of 122.22. In the BPL 2024, Jaker scored 199 runs in 14 matches.
  • Mahedi Hasan – Mahedi Hasan will be the leading all-rounder for Bangladesh. He has scored 317 runs and picked 35 wickets in 44 T20Is. He will be a key spin bowler on this slow track. In the BPL, he scored 182 runs and picked 16 wickets in 14 matches.
  • Shoriful Islam – Shoriful Islam impressed everyone in the BPL 2024 with 22 wickets in 14 matches and he has a good international record as well with 42 wickets in 37 matches.

BAN Team Form

Bangladesh lost the last T20I series against Sri Lanka but they are a strong team who have defeated some big names of international cricket in this format.

Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11

Litton Das, Parvez Hossain, Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Mahmudullah, Jaker Ali (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Mahedi Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin

Zimbabwe Team News & Playing 11

ZIM Team News

Zimbabwe is one team which deserved a spot in the T20 World Cup but they missed it this time. With Sikandar Raza at the helm, we are expecting a good fight from the visitors. This is the best playing 11 from the ZIM squad.

ZIM Key Players

  • Sikandar Raza – Sikandar Raza has scored 1854 runs and picked 58 wickets in 81 T20Is and he has a vast T20 experience from various leagues. We back him to display another all-round performance in this series.
  • Ryan Burl – Ryan Burl is also a good all-rounder who has an experience of 74 T20Is. He has scored 1176 runs and picked 49 wickets. He has the capability to play responsibly on tough pitches.
  • Luke Jongwe – Jongwe has taken 58 wickets in 58 T20I matches at a decent average of 21.6. We are backing him to pick more wickets in this match as he offers good variations in the fast bowling.
  • Richard Ngarava – The 26-year-old left-arm pacer has picked 59 wickets in 49 T20Is. Against Bangladesh, Ngarava has taken 4 wickets in 4 matches at a strike rate of 22.6.

ZIM Team Form

Zimbabwe won the T20I series when BAN and ZIM last faced each other. They will feel confident with that win and give tough fight to Bangladesh.

Zimbabwe Predicted Playing 11

Tadiwanashe Marumani, Craig Ervine, Brian Bennett, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza (c), Ryan Burl, Clive Madande (wk), Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Head to Head

Home team Bangladesh has the upper hand over Zimbabwe in the head to head record with 13 wins in 20 matches while the latter has won 7 times.

BAN vs ZIM Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played BAN Won ZIM Won NR
Overall 20 13 7 0

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Betting Odds

The bookmakers are favouring the home team Bangladesh to win the 1st T20. They have a good T20I record at home and currently have a quality squad to beat Zimbabwe.

Who will win Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 1st T20 Match?

Bangladesh looks stronger than Zimbabwe with this full-fledged squad which has a good combination of experienced and young batters and bowlers. The players have played a good quantity of T20 cricket here in the BPL 2024 and they have some of the top performers of the season. We will go with the bookmakers and back Bangladesh to win the match.

🏆 Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Prediction

Zimbabwe registered their first ever T20I series win against Bangladesh when these two met last time in 2022 in Zimbabwe. We can expect another exciting fight in this match but things will not be the same for Zimbabwe this time.

Bangladesh is equipped with some of their top T20 players who had a good season of BPL on this ground. With the home pitch advantage and a dominating head to head record, we back Bangladesh to win the 1st T20I against Zimbabwe.

Bangladesh to beat Zimbabwe in 1st T20

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