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Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 1st Test Betting Tips - Haque set for runs in Bangladesh win

Brendan Taylor scored 100+ runs in his last match against Bangladesh
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Home ground advantage should be enough to hand Bangladesh victory (Getty Images)

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 1st Test Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Bangladesh take on Zimbabwe in a one off Test Match in Dhaka with the hosts firm favourites for the win. The run scoring markets offer great value especially for the in-from Brendan Taylor and Mominul Haque.

Bangladesh Form


Bangladesh have lost six of their last seven Test matches. Bar their defeat to Afghanistan they were never expected to challenge against India, Pakistan and New Zealand.

Their last match against Pakistan ended in an innings at 44-run defeat in Rawalpindi. After being bowled out for 233 Pakistan compiled a 445-run total leaving Bangladesh needing 215 runs just to make Pakistan bat again. Bangladesh failed to make that happen as they fell for 168 runs.

Despite that poor run of results the bookmakers have Bangladesh as clear favourites for a reason. On home soil I expect them to have the batsmen to score runs and the spin bowlers to run through Zimbabwe’s batting.

Mominul Haque scored 161 runs the last time Bangladesh met Zimbabwe so I’m backing him at 4.50 to be the best first innings batsman. At 1.28 Bangladesh could be handy in an accumulator while a draw is priced at 7.50.

Bangladesh News


Bangladesh have no injury concerns as yet and should be at full strength.

Mominul Haque
Mominul Haque has been Bangladesh's standout batsmen in recent Test matches (Getty Images)

Zimbabwe Form


Zimbabwe impressed in their last series at home to Sri Lanka despite losing the two-match series 1-0. The 2nd Test at Harare Sports Club saw Zimbabwe score 406 thanks to 107 runs from Sean Williams. Sri Lanka responded with 293 before Zimbabwe declared on 247 runs in their second innings.

Rain curtailed Zimbabwe’s efforts to bowl Sri Lanka out as the visitors ended on 204-3 as the match was drawn.

Brendan Taylor is a class apart from the other Zimbabwean batsmen and scored 62 and 67 runs in that Test against Sri Lanka. On top of that he scored 100+ runs in both innings the last time he played Bangladesh in November 2018.

Zimbabwe News


Sean Williams will miss the Test as he stayed at home for the birth of his child. This is a massive loss for Zimbabwe on the batting front. 

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Head to Head


Overall Zimbabwe have won seven and Bangladesh six of their 16 Test matches. There have been three draws. But Bangladesh have won five of their last six meetings, the last ending in a 218-run win for Bangladesh in Dhaka.

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Betting Odds


Bangladesh is priced at 1.28 for the win while Zimbabwe have long odds of 7.00. A draw can be backed at 7.50. 

Tamim Iqbal is paying 3.25 to be the best Bangladesh first innings batsman while Mominul Haque is priced at 4.50. Brendan Taylor is the clear favourite for Zimbabwe at 4.00 with Craig Ervine offering odds of 4.33.

Mominul Haque is priced at 1.90 to score 50+ runs in the match while Brendan Taylor can be backed at 2.00 to achieve the same feat.

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Match Up


Zimbabwe’s batsmen will come under scrutiny in Bangladesh, can they can score runs on a spin friendly pitch? It should be a great contest between two sides near the bottom of the Test rankings, but at home Bangladesh have the batsmen and bowlers to get them over the line.

Brendan Taylor
Brendan Taylor scored 50+ runs in his last two Test innings (Getty Images)

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Stats


  • Bangladesh have won 5 of their last 6 Test matches against Zimbabwe.
  • Bangladesh’s Mominul Haque scored 161 runs in his last Test against Zimbabwe.
  • Zimbabwe’s Brendan Taylor has scored 62 & 67 runs in his last 2 Test innings’.
  • Zimbabwe’s Brendan Taylor scored 110 & 106 runs in his last Test match against Bangladesh.

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 1st Test being played?

The Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 1st Test is being played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

When is the Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 1st Test being played?

The Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 1st Test is being played on Saturday 22 February 2020 at 03:00 GMT.

What is Bangladesh's recent Test cricket form?

Bangladesh have lost six of their last seven Test matches.

What is Zimbabwe's recent Test cricket form?

Zimbabwe lost their last Test series 1-0 to Sri Lanka at home and will want to turn around that in Bangladesh.

Verdict

I'm backing Mominul Haque to be the best Bangladesh first innings batsman. Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor is their one world class player, has form on his side and is tipped to score 50+ runs in either innings.

To Score 50+ Runs in Match: Brendan Taylor To Score 50+ Runs Market @2.00 at bet365 - 5 Units
Bangladesh Best 1st Innings Batsman Tip: Mominul Haque Bangladesh Best Batsman Market @4.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Mega Bet: Brendan Taylor Man of the Match Market @12.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Post bet analysis

Brendan Taylor was dismissed for 10 and 17 runs while Momimul Haque batted brilliantly for 132 runs only for Mushfiqur Rahim to score 203 runs.
22 Feb 2020

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