Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Match Prediction. The third and final one-day international between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will be played on October 26. The match will be hosted by the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong which was also the venue for the second ODI. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 2:30 PM local time.
- Bangladesh have a superior head-to-head record against Zimbabwe and they also look much stronger on paper.
- Zimbabwe’s batting does not instil much confidence as they have lost wickets at regular intervals in both the games.
- Bangladesh have the home advantage in their favor and they have been performing very well in ODIs at this ground.
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Match Prediction
Ban vs Zim 3rd ODI: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
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***Bangladesh is Our Winner***
The success rate of the side bowling first at this ground is a lot higher than the side batting first. And taking the dew factor into account, chasing seems to be a better option here. So the team that wins the toss in this match is more likely to field first.
Bangladesh Team News & Playing 11
BAN Team News
Bangladesh have added batsman and part-time bowler Soumya Sarkar to their squad for the final ODI and he could replace new-comer Fazle Mahmud who has failed to open his account in the series. The hosts have no injury concerns ahead of this game as all their players seem to be in good physical condition.
BAN Key Players
Bangladesh’s batting depends mainly on the likes of Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah. Kayes has shown good form of late and he already has one big knock in the series. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah have done well for their side in this format and both these batsmen are vital cogs in the middle order. In terms of bowling, Bangladesh will have their hopes pinned on Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman and Mohammad Saifuddin. While Hasan claimed a three-fer in the first game, Saifuddin finished with the best figures in the second. Mustafizur has been brilliant when it comes to economy rate and his disciplined bowling has put pressure on the Zimbabwean batsmen and forced them to make mistakes.
BAN Recent Form
Bangladesh are improving as an ODI team with each passing contest. They have won more matches than they have lost this year. The hosts came into this series after facing a three-wicket loss to India in the Asia Cup final but got themselves back on the winning track with a 28-run victory in the opening game of the ongoing series against Zimbabwe.
Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11
- Liton Das, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam
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Zimbabwe Team News & Playing 11
ZIM Team News
Zimbabwe made one tactical change in the last game – they dropped batsman Craig Ervine and replaced him with all-rounder Elton Chigumbura. The latter is likely to be retained for this final ODI and we expect the visitors to come up with the same line-up.
ZIM Key Players
With an unbeaten fifty in the first game and a 47 in the second, Sean Williams seems to be in good form and he is going to be the key man for Zimbabwe. Brendan Taylor is coming off an impressive 73-ball 75 in the last match and the team will expect him to continue from where he left-off. A big innings is due from Hamilton Masakadza and Friday might just be his day. With the ball, the skipper will turn to his pace spearheads Tendai Chatara and Kyle Jarvis. Both have been amongst the wickets and it will be up to these two to make early inroads into the Bangladeshi batting line-up. Donald Tiripano has done a decent job so far and it will be crucial for Zimbabwe that he provides good support to Chatara and Jarvis.
ZIM Recent Form
Zimbabwe have slid further down in the ICC ODI rankings. They now find themselves lying even below Afghanistan in the eleventh place. Their batting and bowling groups have not been able to click together and this is what has been letting the team down since the past few years. In both the games in this series, the tourists have lost wickets at regular intervals and this is one area they will need to work on.
Zimbabwe Predicted Playing 11
- Hamilton Masakadza (c), Cephas Zhuwao, Brendan Taylor (wk), Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Elton Chigumbura, Peter Moor, Donald Tiripano, Brandon Mavuta, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
BAN : W W L W W
ZIM : L L L L L
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Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Match Prediction
BAN vs ZIM Head to Head
Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have now played 71 one-day internationals against each other out of which the former have won 43 and the latter 28.
The two countries have now faced each other six times in ODIs at this ground with Bangladesh emerging victorious on all six occasions.
In the second game of the ongoing series, the hosts elected to field first after winning the toss and restricted Zimbabwe to 246/7. They then chased their target in the 45th over to seal a comfortable seven-wicket win.
Matches Played: 71; Bangladesh Won: 43; Zimbabwe Won: 28
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Betting Odds
The betting odds for Bangladesh have shortened up even further after their convincing win in the second ODI and they begin as firm favorites amongst the bookmakers to win this third and final one-day international. The hosts are being offered at very short odds of 1.31 on Betfair and 1.25 on both Bet365 and Betway. Zimbabwe are distant outsiders for this game and they have been priced much higher at 3.60 on Betway and 4 on both Betfair and Bet365.
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Prediction
Bangladesh boast a strong record against Zimbabwe in the fifty-over format and they have also been faring very well in ODIs at this venue. The latter have played well only in patches and they have not been able to keep the pressure on the hosts for long periods of time. Bangladesh certainly seem to be enjoying the home advantage and they are becoming a tough team to beat in their own conditions. Clearly, they have the upper hand here and we feel they are better placed to wrap up the series with a win.
Final Verdict: Back Bangladesh to beat Zimbabwe in the third ODI at 1.31 on Betfair and 1.25 on both Bet365 and Betway.
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