Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Match Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News and Predictions – 6/3/2020
Bangladesh were comfortable victors in the first ODI, but only just won the second match to take an unassailable series lead. Zimbabwe will attempt to avoid a series whitewashed, buoyed by what they almost achieved in the second ODI.
Cricket betting is often popular for those who follow the bigger teams, but there are good batting and bowling markets to be had when smaller teams like Bangladesh and Zimbabwe take each other on. Let’s see what this match has in line around latest ODI odds and more.
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI – Match Preview
Where: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
When: Friday, 6 March 2020
Pitch conditions: Bangladesh totalled over 300 after winning the toss and opting to bat first in the first and second ODI. The toss-winning captain will likely to bat first again in the final match. Zimbabwe’s near miss in the second ODI suggests this ground is good for chasing big totals.
Weather conditions: A distinct hazed followed by intermittent showers is predicted in Sylhet in the days prior to the third and final ODI. The showers are likely to clear in time for the start, but might hamper pitch preparation a bit. Typically humid conditions are expected in the city on Friday.
Start Time: 12:30 (IST), 07:00 (GMT)
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI – Latest Odds
Betway have Bangladesh priced at 1.14 in the latest odds to win this match and conclude a three-nil series sweep. For longer odds, Zimbabwe are offered at 5.00 to spring a surprise and secure a consolation win. Betway have an interesting market around which team will win the toss and the match, too. Here, you can bet on Bangladesh to get both right at 2.10.
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI – Team News
Bangladesh have opted to rest Mushfiqur Rahim for the final ODI, leaving Liton Das likely to take on the wicketkeeper role. With the series result sealed, now is probably the time for Bangladesh to test their bench strength as well. Afif Hossain might be afforded an ODI debut and Mohammad Saifuddin could return to the XI after being dropped for the second match. Soumya Sarkar, meanwhile, has been added to the squad.
Zimbabwe could stick with their full-strength XI or try and test some other personnel in a match that has no consequence to the series result, but could hold future value based on some individual performances. Timycen Maruma, Ainsley Ndlovu and others are ready to pounce if those who are under-performing – Regis Chakabva, for instance – are going to be left out of the XI.
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe ODI Squads
|Mashrafe Mortaza (captain)
||Chamu Chibhabha (captain)
||Sikandar Raza Butt
|Najmul Hossain Shanto
|Al Amin Hossain
|Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI – Betting Tips and Prediction
Our free cricket betting tips for this match centre around some specials pretty specific to Betway, who have some nifty markets to liven up a bit of a dead rubber. Away from the usual top batsman, top bowler and outright markets, they’ve got some entertaining ODI odds on other aspects of the third ODI.
Single off first ball of the match
This is limited-over cricket, so the opening batsmen will be looking to milk even the best deliveries for at least one run. The chances of this happening off the very first ball of the match are high. A single off the first ball, no matter who is batting first, is priced at 6.00. For shorter odds, a dot ball is offered at 1.28. Should there be a two at 17.00 or a boundary at 11.00, those who bet on long odds could be much obliged.
Highest score after 15 overs
Despite being the underdogs for this match, Zimbabwe are priced at 3.20 to have more runs than Bangladesh (1.30) after the opening 15 overs of the innings. Bangladesh will be more consistent throughout the full 50 overs, but Zimbabwe might get off to a rollicking start. Either way, all eyes will be on the hard-hitting Tamim Iqbal vs Zimbabwe opener Tinashe Kamunhukamwe here, to see who gets their team off to the stronger start.
Best Bet: Single to be scored off the first ball of the match at 6.00 with Betway