Zimbabwe vs West Indies 2nd Test Tips

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Zimbabwe vs West Indies Match Details

  • Date: 2023-02-12
  • Start Time: 13:30
  • Location: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
  • Tournament: West Indies tour of Zimbabwe 2023
  • Format: Test Matches
  • Tipster: Brian Thorpe

Tip Summary

  • The first Test match between Zimbabwe and West Indies ended in a draw.
  • Tagenarine Chanderpaul was the top player for the visitors with a double century to his in the first innings.
  • For Zimbabwe, Gary Ballance was the standout performer owing to a century.
  • The two teams have faced each other a total of 11 times in the longest format of the game. West Indies enjoy domination as they have won seven games. 

The West Indies tour of Zimbabwe 2023 will conclude with the last Test of the two-match series scheduled from February 12 to February 16 at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. Both the teams were equally impressive in the first match, as the game ended in a draw.

Winning the toss, the West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite decided to bat first. It was an excellent decision by the visiting skipper as in the first innings, his team racked up a mammoth score of 447 runs on the scoreboard. The opening batter, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, was the top performer for his team. After facing 467 balls, he smacked 207 runs. Meanwhile, the skipper Brathwaite was also brilliant as he returned with a knock of 182 runs. 

Following the score in the second innings, Zimbabwe batters scored 379 runs. The team witnessed an outstanding performance by Gary Ballance while Innocent Kaia was also successful in making an impact. The third innings of the match saw West Indies extending their lead by scoring 203 runs. Visitors continued their batting exploits as they hammered the Zimbabwe bowlers all over the park.

For the final innings, West Indies had a total of 54 overs to pick ten wickets and score a win in the first Test. However, they failed in accomplishing the task, as Zimbabwe lost only six wickets while posting 134 runs on the scoreboard. The two teams will now have the last opportunity to make an impact and seal the series. 

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Zimbabwe vs West Indies Tips

Player of the Match: Kraigg Brathwaite

Player Of The Match
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: West Indies tour of Zimbabwe 2023

character in the first Test as he played the second fiddle to the opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul. Kraigg was the second-highest run-getter in the last game with 207 runs to his name across two innings at an average of 103.50. Wellington Masakadza dismissed the 30-year-old in the first innings after he scored 182 runs off 312 balls. In West Indies’ second batting innings, he walked back to the pavilion after scoring only 25 balls and facing 77 balls. Kraigg Brathwaite has a good international record in the purest format of the game and thus he is the favorite to be the top performer in the match starting from Sunday.

Top Zimbabwe batter: Gary Ballance

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: West Indies tour of Zimbabwe 2023
  • Date: 2023-02-12
  • Best Odds: 4.0 @ Dafabet

The odds are in the favor of the 33-year-old Gary Ballance to score big in the second Test match and take his team to a Test series win. He is one of the most experienced players in Zimbabwe’s batting line-up with 1653 runs to his name in 24 Test matches at an average of 40.32 and a strike rate of 47.64. Moreover, he was the top scorer for the team in the first Test match. In the two batting innings, Ballance smacked 155 runs at the same average.

Top wicket-taker of the match: Gudakesh Motie

Top Wicket Taker
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: West Indies tour of Zimbabwe 2023
  • Date: 2023-02-12
  • Best Odds: 6.5 @ 10Cric

Young spinner Gudakesh Motie was a revelation for West Indies in the first Test match against Zimbabwe. In two innings, Motie scalped six wickets at an impressive average of 26.67 and an economy rate of 2.81. In West Indies’ first bowling innings. Motie picked two wickets at an economy rate of 3.3 while the final innings saw the spinner recording a four-wicket haul. It was only the second Test match for the 27-year-old and we are backing him to deliver an even better performance in the second game.