Bangladesh v Zimbabwe 1st Test Prediction

Zia Rana Oct 22, 2014 9 Comments 138,331 views
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe 2014
vs Zimbabwe
ScheduleSaturday, 25 October 2014 at 04:00 GMT / 05:00 UK / 09:30 IST
VenueShere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Team Bangladesh will take over Zimbabwe in three Test series with an anticipation of improving their record against the tourists. Two sides commenced their rivalry in the longer version of the game in 2000-01 when the Bengal Tigers visited Zimbabwe. The first Test was held at Bulawayo from April 19-22 that was won by the home side by a vast margin of an innings and 32 runs. The last one was played at Harare from April 25-29, 2013 and the visitors clinched that by 143 runs. Both sides have faced each other 11 times, Zimbabwe won six lost two and three of them were drawn. The hosts carry a better record at home since they have beaten the tourists once, surrendered once and two of them ended in a draw. Bangladesh recently lost two Tests home series against Sri Lanka 0-1 and were crushed by the Caribbeans in West Indies 0-2 whereas Zimbabwe drew two Tests series vs. Pakistan at 1-1 but lost the only Test against South Africa at their own soil by nine wickets.

Shakib-Al-Hasan - A lethal all-rounder of Bangladesh
Shakib-Al-Hasan - A lethal all-rounder of Bangladesh

Players to watch

The batting of the Bengal Tigers will revolve around Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mominul Haque, Shamsur Rahman and Mahmudullah. Shakib Al Hasan is one of the best all-rounders in the world while they have a balanced bowling side that consists of Shahadat Hussian, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain and Taijul Islam.

Craig Ervine played an unbeaten innings of 85 for Zimbabweans vs. BCB XI in the tour match, Sikandar Raza, Elton Chigumbura, Hamilton Masakadza and Craig Ervine tasted a few runs while Brendan Taylor and Malcolm Waller are their handy batsmen. Natsai M’shangwe and Tafadzwa Kamungozi picked up four and three wickets respectively whereas Shingi Masakadza, Elton Chigumbura and Wellington Masakadza are fine bowlers.

Time & Venue

Saturday, October 25 – Wednesday October 29, 2014 @ 04:00 GMT, 10:00 local at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. The venue with a capacity of 25,000 was established in 2006 and hosted quite a few national and international matches.


A mixture of sunshine and clouds with the temperatures around 21-31ᵒC.


The winning captain will prefer to bat first.

The Pitch

The wicket is suitable for batting, will assist the quality bowlers and especially the spinners will get more out of it.


Bangladesh – Mushfiqur Rahim (C), Tamim Iqbal, Al-Amin Hossain, Jubair Hossain, Mahmudullah, Marshall Ayub, Mominul Haque, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Shahadat Hossain, Shamsur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Shuvagata Hom, Taijul Islam.

Zimbabwe – Brendan Taylor (C), Regis Chakabva, Brian Chari, Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Craig Ervine, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Hamilton Masakadza, Shingi Masakadza, Wellington Masakadza, Natsai M’shangwe, Richmond Mutumbami, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panayangara, Vusi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Malcolm Waller.


Bangladesh will give tough time to the visitors and looks favourite to win the opening encounter.

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9 Responses to “ Bangladesh v Zimbabwe 1st Test Prediction ”
  1. Hi Guys,
    My analysis and prediction for this match.

    I don't think Bangladesh are in good form and can be relied upon to win the 1st Test. Zimbabwe on the other hand are more reliable and more consistent than the Lions. Bengal Tigers are clearly favourite with bookies. They are 1.72 @ PaddyPower which converts to about 60% of winning chances which in my view is overrated. I could have settled with 50% but not more than that. BD spinners can prove to be the match turners for BD but I don't have much hope from their batsmen.

    On the other hand Zimbabwe will rely on their seam and some consistency in batting department. I'm surprised that bookies are offering so high for Zim. They are 5.0 @ William Hill.

    Match: Zimbabwe will win the match
    Strategy: Apply Tarazu for Zimbabwe win or draw @
    Low risk strategy:
    If you want less risk then wait for 2 days at least to assess the situation. In 95% of cases I can predict match result with 99% of accuracy. If you are following the match then it will not be difficult for you to predict as well.

    In most of test matches what I do is wait for 2 days and then move in to place bet. I always apply Tarazu between the winning team and Draw.

    So if you want less risk then wait for 2 days and then Apply Tarazu at BETFAIR

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    • Muna bhai jahna app galt hn ga mien ap guid keron ga bengla daish win ker jya ga easy lee

  2. Munna Bhai...can you enlighten me to who in terms of batting and bowling will do gud?? As in key players from both team in terms of batting and bowling...plz plz

  3. If you are unsure of the result then don't bet before the start of match. Wait for at least two days or to be perfectly safe wait for three days. At the end of day 3 assess the situation and then apply Tarazu strategy between favourite and Draw.

    If you want little more adventure then back Zimbabwe @ 6.8 on BETFAIR and put rest of Tarazu money on Draw @ 3.10 and let it go in-play to get matched, it's 2.96 at the moment. Do this if Zimbabwe is batting first. If BD is batting first then do the same between BD and Draw.

    • bhai pls explain about tarazu much money have to put for each sides...

    • munna bhai what is tarazu stratagy please explin it....

  4. Thank u Munna Bhai !!!

  5. bangladesh won the test match.

  6. Looks like we are back to square one. Match is equally poised. As I predicted Zimbabwe did well and restricted Bangladesh. One thing is sure, this match doesn't look like to end in a Draw. So this gives us 2 way match which is the ideal for Tarazu strategy. You can safely apply Tarazu between two teams with a risk of Draw which is less likely. Alternatively if you have guts or you don't understand Tarazu then simply lay the draw at BETFAIR which is effectively more or less will give you similar profit/loss.

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