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Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe Head to Head

The rivalry between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh cricket teams is an intense one. Both sides have clashed in various international tournaments, including T20I, Test matches, and the ODI series.

Both teams have met 118 times in over 20 years since their first meeting, and fans have witnessed many outstanding players and team performances across different game formats over the years.

Each time it’s a Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh match, the contest is often a close one, with both teams giving it their all and leaving nothing to chance. Hence, cricket fans are always treated to fantastic matches whenever these teams meet.

Let us dive deeper into their head-to-head statistics.

Head-to-head Test statistics

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The first test series between the two sides was a two-match Test series hosted by Zimbabwe at the country’s Queen sports club stadium. The match ended in favor of the home side, who won by one inning and 32 runs. Since that first match in 2000, the two teams have met in 17 other Test matches, totaling 18 games. Here are the head-to-head Test statistics:

Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe Test series stats

The Zimbabwe squad dominated the early stages of their contest against Bangladesh, winning four of the first five series. However, in recent years, Bangladesh has gotten the most out of the Zimbabwe team. Perhaps the Zimbabwe Cricket Union’s numerous crises had a recurring negative influence on the team’s performance. Overall, the two teams have played ten Test series, and both sides have won four times each. The series ended in a draw on two occasions.

Number of series Won by Zimbabwe Won by Bangladesh Drawn

10

4

4

2

Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe Test match stats

Of the 18 Test matches played between the two sides, Bangladesh has emerged victorious on 8 occasions while the Zimbabwe team has won 7 times. The encounter ended in a draw on three occasions. However, the Zimbabwe team has been abysmal in the past few years. In fact, they have only won once in the last eight matches, despite leading by six wins before that.

Number of matches Won by Zimbabwe Won by Bangladesh Drawn

18

7

8

3

Head-to-head ODI statistics

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Bangladesh again dominates Zimbabwe by recording more wins in the One Day International Matches and series. The two sides met on the ODI stage for the first time in 1997 when they played the president’s cup. The match was played at the Gymkhana Club Ground in Nairobi, Kenya, and Zimbabwe won by 48 runs. The two sides have played each other in more ODI matches than in other game formats. In fact, there have already been three ODI encounters this year in which Zimbabwe emerged victorious twice, and Bangladesh came out with a win.

The two consecutive Zimbabwe ODI wins this year were a relief because the last time they recorded a victory in an ODI match against Bangladesh was in 2014. This means that between 2014 and 2021, Bangladesh defeated them 19 times in a row, which further confirms Zimbabwe’s abysmal form in recent years of their clashes, despite dominating their opponent in earlier encounters. Here are the ODI head-to-head statistics between the two teams:

Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe ODI series stats

From the first ODI series in 2001, the two sides have been involved in a total of 19 ODI series. Overall, Bangladesh has recorded more victories, totaling 12 wins, while Zimbabwe has managed to emerge with a win on 7 occasions. The first series between the two sides was a three-match series in which Zimbabwe won all three matches. Zimbabwe repeated this feat the same year when the two sides met again for another ODI series.

However, the Zimbabwe team could not sustain their winning form after three consecutive ODI series victories. They only managed to get four victories out of the last 16 ODI series between the two sides. In fact, before their victory this year, the last time Zimbabwe won an ODI series was in 2013. They were not only winless in the aggregate series alone; they were also on a winless streak in all the 17 matches played in the 5 series they were involved in.

No of series Won by Zimbabwe Won by Bangladesh Drawn

19

7

12

0

Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe ODI match stats

Both sides have been involved in 81 ODI matches, and Bangladesh has recorded 51 wins in the encounter. On the other hand, Zimbabwe has emerged with a win on 30 occasions. A vast majority of these victories were in the 1990s and 2000s when they won 14 of the first 15 ODI matches between the two sides. After their success in 2005, they have only managed to win 16 times in the last 66 encounters. The most recent ODI match between the two teams was in August this year, and the game ended with Bangladesh winning by 105 runs.

Number of matches Won by Zimbabwe Won by Bangladesh Drawn

81

30

51

0

Head-to-head T20I statistics

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Bangladesh once again leads in the T20 International head-to-head stats. The two sides met on the T20I stage for the first time in 2006 at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium. Zimbabwe, the home side, won the match by 43 runs. Since then, the two sides have met 18 times in a T20I game, totaling 19 T20I encounters. Here are the T20I head-to-head statistics between the two teams:

Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe T20I series stats

The two teams have been involved in seven total T20I series, but Zimbabwe has only managed to win once. That singular win did not come until this year when both sides met in July for a three-match series. The previous six series saw Bangladesh win three times, and ending in a draw three times as well.

Number of series Won by Zimbabwe Won by Bangladesh Drawn

7

1

3

3

Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe T20I match stats

Of the 19 T20I matches played between the two teams, Bangladesh has won twelve times compared to Zimbabwe’s seven. The two teams have been involved in three T20I matches this year, with Zimbabwe winning twice by 17 and 10 runs, respectively. In between those wins, Bangladesh won a match by 7 wickets

Number of matches Won by Zimbabwe Won by Bangladesh Drawn

19

7

12

0

Conclusion

The Bangladesh-Zimbabwe cricket rivalry goes way back in history. Comparing the head-to-head stats of both teams, it is evident that Bangladesh has dominated the Zimbabwe side across all the different game formats, especially in recent years.

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