Zimbabwe will take confidence from their T20I series win, albeit by a slender margin in the end. Bangladesh are looking to the future but probably didn’t come all this way to lose and will want to improve in the ODIs.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh | 5 August 2022 | Harare Sports Club, Harare | 09:15
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Zimbabwe | Tie 25/1 | Bangladesh
Zimbabwe are on a four-match ODI losing streak and will want to build some momentum ahead of two huge Cricket World Cup Super League series later this month.
A number of promising younger players are stepping up for the Chevrons including allrounder Brad Evans.
Sikandar Raza is a rock for Zimbabwe and should also get some more overs to impact the game with the ball.
Ryan Burl was the star of the T20 series and is still one to watch in the fifty-over format.
Bangladesh took a team that appears to be firmly in transition with their star players absent into the T20s but many big names have jetted in for the ODIs.
They do have skipper Tamim Iqbal returning to the lineup and his focus is on the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India having retired from T20s.
Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim reinforce the group and bolster the batting firepower of the Tigers.
Taskin Ahmed joins Mustafizur Rahim and the pair will likely join forces with the new ball.
The big names are back and Bangladesh should have enough to defeat the hosts.