Match Preview and Predictions : Zimbabwe (ZIM) vs West Indies (WI) 2nd Test 29th October 2017


Zimbabwe lost the first test to West Indies on the 4th day as they bowled out on 316 by WI bowlers while chasing the target. Although West Indies won the 1st test match by 117 runs but do remember that Zimbabwe has a history of improving as the series goes on and that promises well for the second Test. Zimbabwe’s bowling and fielding is doing pretty well which returned to the standards of best Zimbabwe teams of the past. The Zimbabwean coach Heath Streak feels the problems in batting due to lack of test match cricket in the past year.

With Brendon Taylor and Hamilton Masakadza looking in good touch we can predict that Zimbabwe will give a good fight to West Indies in the second test starting from Sunday, 29th October 2017 at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

The visitors West Indies will go in the match in hope to record the second win of the series while Zimbabwe with the quality bowling attack with (Kyle) Jarvis and (Chris) Mpofu will try to level the series

Match Preview:


Zimbabwe vs West Indies , 2nd Dream 11 Test Match, West Indies Tour of Zimbabwe, 2017


Sunday, October 29, 2017


Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

Weather Forecast

Sunny and Clear

Zimbabwe (ZIM) vs West Indies (WI) 2nd Test 29th October 2017

Zimbabwe Probable’s Playing 11

As there is no news for any injury from Zimbabwe side so there are no changes expected from the first test match

Zimbabwe [ZIM] Playing 11:

Hamilton Masakadza , Graeme Cremer (c), Chris Mpofu, Sean Williams, Regis Chakabva (wk), Malcolm Waller, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Kyle Jarvis, Solomon Mire

West Indies Probable’s Playing 11

No news of injuries and as west Indies already registered a win and they are likely going with the same team from the 1st test match.

West Indies (WI) Playing 11:

Kemar Roach, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Jermaine Blackwood, Shai Hope, Kyle Hope, Roston Chase, Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder (c), Shane Dowrich (wk),

Players to watch for:

Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor and Graeme Cremer

West Indies: Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Roston Chase and Kraigg Brathwaite

Match Predictions:

Toss will be going to play a crucial part in the Sunday’s game, In the last 7 games played at the Queens Sports Club the team fielding first has won majority of the matches/games. So the team winning the toss will likely to field first unlikely from the last test match where Windies won the toss and opted to bat.

Looking at both the squads and performance from the key players from both the teams, the west indies will be more confident, and Zimbabwe is under the pressure with the loss. Our prediction says that West Indies (WI) is going to win the match.

Predicted Winner: West Indies (WI)


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