The ZIM vs WI second Test match gets underway in Bulawayo on February 12. The first Test between the two teams ended in a draw. Now, this makes the second Test between the two teams a must-win if they want to win the series.
Zimbabwe are yet to win a Test match against Australia in 11 matches so far. Meanwhile, West Indies, on the other hand, have won seven games and aiming to win their eighth. The side has several senior players in the side who have played Test cricket for a long time and it is the experience in the Windies camp that might decide the result.
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The hosts are missing Sikandar Raza for the ZIM vs WI second Test match as he is busy playing the ILT20 league with the Dubai Capitals in the ILT20 league. He was earlier roped in Punjab Kings in the IPL 2023 auction and hence he is busy plying his trade as a T20 cricketer and hence improving his cricket in the process.
West Indies is led by Kraigg Braithwaite while Zimbabwe is led by Craig Ervine. In the absence of Raza, The hosts have high hopes for Gary Ballance who has started playing international cricket for Zimbabwe after getting limited opportunities with England.
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Both teams are out of contention for the WTC final. Windies are placed sixth on the table with 54 points from 11 Test matches with four wins and five losses. The hosts are not in the top teams.
Recent Venue Records ( Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo)
STATS – TEST
Total matches 24
Matches won batting first 4
Matches won bowling first 11
Average 1st Inns scores 315
Average 2nd Inns scores 400
Average 3rd Inns scores 214
Average 4th Inns scores 175
Highest total recorded 713/3 (165.3 Ov) by SL vs ZIM
Lowest total recorded 104/10 (49 Ov) by ZIM vs WI
Who Will Score Most Runs For West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite / Tagenarine Chanderpaul
Who Will Take Most Wickets For West Indies: Alzarri Joseph / Kemar Roach
Who Will Score Most Runs For Zimbabwe: Gary Ballance / Craig Ervine
Who Will Take Most Wickets For Zimbabwe: Donald Tiripano / Brad Evans
ZIM vs WI Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today Test Match- 2nd Test, 2023
West Indies have enough firepower in their squad to challenge the Zimbabweans in their own backyard. West Indies to win the second Test. If Zimbabwe wins the match, it will be their first-ever Test win against the Windies.
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