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Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Betting Tips - Iqbal tipped to lead Bangladesh to victory

Madhevere can continue is consistent form in Sylhet
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Bangladesh have won their last 15 ODIs against Zimbabwe (Getty Images)

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Bangladesh play Zimbabwe in the 3rd and final ODI in Sylhet with the visitors seeking their first victory in 16 matches against the hosts. I’m backing Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Mithun to continue their fine form in the run scoring market for Banladesh.

New kid on the block Wesley Madhevere has been a great find for Zimbabwe and is backed to lead the run scoring for the visitors.

Bangladesh Form


Bangladesh lead the ODI series against Zimbabwe 2-0 after claiming a 4 run victory in the 2nd ODI. Tamim Iqbal was superb scoring 158 runs while Mohammad Mithun continued his fine form with 32 runs not out. This helped the hosts to a 322-run total in Sylhet, on first sight far too much for Zimbabwe.

The visitors however fought to get within four runs as Bangladesh’s fast bowlers failed to hit consistent lengths later on in the innings. With 15 wins in their last 15 ODIs against Zimbabwe, Bangladesh’s odds are short at 1.16 for the win.

My focus will fall upon Tamim Iqbal in the best batsman market while Mohammad Mithun can score over 24.5 runs at 1.83.

Bangladesh News


If Mustafizur Rahman is passed fit it is expected that he’ll come in for Shaliful Islam who struggled in the 2nd ODI against Zimbabwe.

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Tamim Iqbal scored 159 runs against Zimbabwe in the 2nd ODI (Getty Images)

Zimbabwe Form


After losing the 1st ODI by 169 runs Zimbabwe bounced back well in Sylhet to lose by only four runs. The Zimbabwean fast bowlers struggled for consistency and allowed Bangladesh to score 322 runs.

In response Zimbabwe initially struggled but Wesley Madhevere (52) and Sikandar Raza (66) got the visitors back on track. Their dismissals swung things back in Bangladesh’s favour until lower order runs from Donald Tiripano (55) got them within striking distance.

Unfortunately, needing six off the final ball to win, Tiripano didn’t manage to the big hit required but there are nevertheless massive positives for Zimbabwe. Young Zimbabwe batsman Wesley Madhevere has performed well in the first two ODIs and deserves backing in the 3rd ODI.

Zimbabwe News


Zimbabwe are expected to go with a very similar line-up to the 2nd ODI. The youngsters performed well which now puts some more experienced players under pressure.

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Head to Head


Bangladesh have won their last 15 ODI matches against Zimbabwe, both home and away. Their last match took place in Sylhet where Bangladesh were victorious by 4 runs in a tight encounter.

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Betting Odds


Bangladesh are priced at 1.16 to win with Zimbabwe value at long odds of 5.00. Tamim Iqbal is paying 3.00 in the best batsman market while Lilton Das is at 4.50.

Zimbabwe’s Brendan Taylor is the favourite at 4.50 to be Zimbabwe’s best batman with the consistent Wesley Madhevere offering superb value at 7.60.

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Match Up


Bangladesh have scored 300+ runs batting first in the opening two ODIs of the series so Zimbabwe’s bowlers will need to produced better performances. Chasing 300+ will always be tough for a fragile batting line-up thus the key to this match will be how the visitors’ bowlers front up on the day.

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Mohammad Mithun has scored over 24.5 runs in his last two ODI matches (Getty Images)

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Stats


  • Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal scored 158 runs in the 2nd ODI against Zimbabwe.
  • Bangladesh’s Mohammad Mithun has scored 32 & 50 runs in his last 2 ODI matches.
  • Bangladesh have won their last 15 ODIs against Zimbabwe.
  • Zimbabwe’s Wesley Madhevere has scored 35 & 52 runs in his last 2 ODI matches.

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe FAQ

Where can you watch Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe live stream online?

You can check out our live streaming calendar for the Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe live stream online.

Where is the Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI being played?

The Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI is being played at the Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Where is the Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI being played?

The Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI is being played on Friday 6 March 2020 at 08:00 GMT.

What is Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe head to head?

Bangladesh have won the last 15 ODI matches against Zimbabwe.

Verdict

Bangladesh are heavy favourites which brings the run scoring markets into play. Tamim Iqbal is backed to top score for Bangladesh with Mohammad Mithum tipped to go past the 24.5 run mark. For Zimbabwe the impressive Wesley Madhevere can be looked at in the best batsman market.

Best Bet: Mithun Over 24.5 Runs Over/Under Runs Market @1.83 at bet365 - 5 Units
Best Bangladesh Batsman Tip: Tamim Iqbal Best Bangladesh Batsman Market @3.00 at bet365 - 2 Units
Best Zimbabwe Batsman Tip: Wesley Madhevere Best Zimbabwe Batsman Market @7.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Post bet analysis

Bangladesh cruised to a 123 run victory but unfortunately Tamim Iqbal 128 runs was not enough as Lilton Das scored 176 runs. Wesley Madhevere batted well for 42 runs but Raza surpassed him with 61 runs.
06 Mar 2020

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