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Cricket Free Tips | Zimbabwe vs West Indies, 2023: 2nd Test

Cricket Free Tips | Zimbabwe vs West Indies 2023 2nd Test

Zimbabwe vs West Indies Match Details 

Match: Zimbabwe vs West Indies, 2nd Test | West Indies tour of Zimbabwe 

Date: Sunday, 12 Feb 2023 

Time: 13:00 (GMT+5) / 13:30 (GMT+5.5) / 14:00 (GMT+6)

Format: Test

Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

Zimbabwe vs West Indies Preview

  • In the first test, Tagenarine Chandrapaul scored an unblemished 200 (207*).
  • For Zimbabwe, Garry Balance’s comeback to Test cricket produced an undefeated century (137*).
  • In 11 tests against Zimbabwe, West Indies have prevailed seven times.


West Indies will play Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. On Sunday, February 12, at 10:00 local time, the second Test of the two-Test series will begin. 

In the series’ first game, the hosts gave their first-ever Test debuts to Brad Evans, Innocent Kaia, Tanunurwa Makoni, and Tafadzwa Tsiga. Former England Test batsman Gary Ballance also made his first-ever Test debut for Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe made a strong impression last week with their tenacious batting, despite never being in a position to win the First Test.

West Indies would have had plenty of time to complete the victory in the opening game if it hadn’t rained on days one and two.

Zimbabwe vs West Indies Weather Report, Toss Prediction, And Pitch Report

There will be clouds and a chance for thunderstorms on each of the five days. 16 to 27 degrees Celsius will be the temperature range. At 11 to 18 km/h, the wind will be blowing from the west.

The team batting second has prevailed 11 times in the 15 Test matches. The toss-winning team will get to bowl first.

In the initial innings, the pitch favours the batters, but as the game goes on, it begins to favour the spinners.

Zimbabwe Team News & Probable Playing XIs

In the first game, Gary Ballance was Zimbabwe’s best batsman and the first player since Kepler Wessels to score a Test century for two different countries. He will once again play a significant role in the batting lineup alongside Innocent Kaia, who scored a total of 91 runs throughout the game. 

Recent form – D L L L L  

Zimbabwe’s Probable XI

Craig Ervine (c), Tafadzwa Tsiga (wk), Tanunurwa Makoni, Innocent Kaia, Gary Ballance, Brandon Mavuta, Chamu Chibhabha, Brad Evans, Victor Nyauchi, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava  

West Indies News & Probable Playing XIs

West Indies’ star batter in the First Test was Tagenarine Chanderpaul. He and teammate and Captain Kraigg Brathwaite opened the batting on all five days of the Test because they were both too strong for Zimbabwe’s bowling lineup. Since there were no newcomers last week, we anticipate that the visitors would choose the same lineup for this match at the same location.

Recent form – D L L W W   

West Indies’s Probable XI

Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Joshua Da Silva (wk), Raymon Reifer, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kyle Mayers, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Gudakesh Motie, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach

Zimbabwe vs West Indies Head-to-Head Stats (Last 5 matches)

Team Won Lost Draw
Zimbabwe  0 3 2
West Indies 3 0 2

Zimbabwe vs West Indies Prediction

Winning the toss

  • West Indies

Top batsman

  • Zimbabwe – Gary Balance     
  • West Indies –  Kraigg Brathwaite

Top bowler

  • Zimbabwe – Richard Ngarava    
  • West Indies – Jason Holder

Most sixes

  • Zimbabwe – Gary Balance   
  • West Indies –  Kraigg Brathwaite

Player of the Match

  • West Indies – Jason Holder

Team Scores Batting First

  • Zimbabwe – 250+
  • West Indies – 320+

West Indies is the favourite to win this match.


Again, we anticipate that the hitters will dominate this Test Match’s early going before the spinners take control for the latter two days. We anticipate some large scores from West Indies’ top order after they demonstrated that they have the hitters who can bat big in this format. We believe it will be a big point of differentiation between the teams because Zimbabwe’s bowling was not especially effective last week. We anticipate West Indies to triumph.

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