Debashis Sarangi ∙ Aug 6 2022, 9:37 AM

Match Preview, Key Players, Fantasy Tips and Dream 11

Zimbabwe will cross swords against Bangladesh in the second ODI of the three-match series in Harare tomorrow at 12.45 PM IST. 

image-l6hmjyxqThe hosts won the first match convincingly

Zimbabwe, after securing a 2-1 win in the T20I series, swatted aside Bangladesh in the first ODI, courtesy of magnificent centuries from Sikandar Raza and Innocent Kaia. The hosts are high on confidence and would certainly like to seal the series by winning tomorrow's encounter. 

On the other hand, Bangladesh have surprisingly blown hot and cold on this tour. Although they were fairly good with the bat in the last game, poor bowling and fielding resulted in their harsh five-wicket defeat. So, they would definitely hope for an improved show tomorrow as it's going to be a must-win game for them to stay alive in the series. 

Spotlight Player: Sikandar Raza

Sikandar Raza has been in the form of his life. After having a dream run in the World Cup qualifiers, the veteran all-rounder oozed his class in the T20I series against Bangladesh, scoring 127 runs at an astonishing strike rate of 158.75. 

image-l6hn8bhgRaza has been in scintillating form

Continuing his red hot form, Raza smashed a blistering 109-ball 135* in the first ODI. He was also useful with the ball, picking one wicket for 48 runs in nine overs. In short, Raza has been the major difference between the two teams so far. So, we expect the 36-year-old to put up another match-winning performance on Sunday. 

Key Players

Tamim Iqbal

Iqbal, Bangladesh's captain, has amassed 308 runs in his last seven ODI outings at a stupendous average of 61.6. The stylish southpaw also garnered 62 runs in the last game with nine boundaries. 

Innocent Kaia

The 29-year-old batter slammed his maiden ODI ton in the last match, helping his side register a memorable win over the visitors. His glorious knock of 110 runs was studded with eleven fours and two sixes. 

Mehidy Hasan Miraz

Mehidy performed admirably in the ODI series against South Africa and West Indies, picking 13 wickets at an outstanding strike rate of 22.61. Although he scalped just one wicket in the last game, we expect him to return match-winning figures tomorrow considering his incredible skillset. 

Match Details

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Live Streaming: FanCode App

Pitch Report: Harare has historically been a fantastic ground for the chasing side. The seamers get some help early on, gradually the wickets becomes flatter, making batting significantly easier. So we expect another high-scoring affair tomorrow, with the toss-winner preferring to field first. 

CREX 11 Fantasy Tips

Wicket-keeper: Mushfiqur Rahim
Batters: Tamim Iqbal, Innocent Kaia, Anamul Haque
All-rounders: Sikandar Raza, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Wesley Madhevere, Mahmudullah Riyad
Bowlers: Luke Jongwe, Mustafizur Rahman, Victor Nyauchi 

Captain: Sikandar Raza
Vice-Captain: Tamim Iqbal

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