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Cricket Free Tips | Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2021: 3rd T20I

The 3rd T20I between Zimbabwe and Pakistan will be held at the Harare Sports Club in Harare. The match will be kicked off on 25th April (Sunday) at 15:00 (GMT+6).

The series was spiced up by Zimbabwe’s win in the last match. The target now for the hosts is to win their first series against Pakistan.

So Zimbabwe has finally beaten Pakistan in T20Is. Pakistan were embarrassed by Luke Jongwe’s inspiring bowling performance as they struggled to chase down a mediocre target of 119. Pakistan’s middle order, as we previously mentioned, is very vulnerable, and if the top order fails to fire, the team can be in serious trouble.

Pakistan will now be under a lot of pressure to perform well, as a defeat to Zimbabwe before the T20 World Cup will be a huge setback. Since Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan will play the natural match, Babar Azam will have to take on a lot more responsibility now. The captain must hold one end while the other players revolve around him. They do have the bowling to limit the hosts if they can score about 150.

Zimbabwe’s confidence will be skyrocketing. Only if they bat well, and with Taylor back in the lineup, they have the resources to score a challenging total, and they can hope to win their first series against Pakistan. They have bowled well as a bowling unit, and if they can knock out the top order for not much once again, they can put Pakistan’s batting under pressure.

Weather
During the match, the weather will be pleasant with temperatures staying around 15 Degrees Celsius.

Pitch
The pitches haven’t been easy to bat, but are definitely not as difficult as the sides have made it look. You can easily get 150-170 here if you bat well.

Probable Playing XIs

Zimbabwe:
Brendan Taylor (c), Regis Chakabva (wk), Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Tadiwanashe Maruman/Sean Williamsi, Wesley Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Tarisai Musakanda, Blessing Muzarabani, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava

Pakistan:
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Faheem Ashraf, Danish Aziz/Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan – 3rd T20I, Dream11:

Mohammed Rizwan( C ), Babar Azam(vc),  Fakhar Zaman, Tinashe KamunhukamweSean Williams, Luke Jongwe, Mohammed Hafeez, Brendan Taylor, Haris Rauf, Blessing Muzarambani, Usman Qadir

Prediction

Match winner 
Pakistan

Winning the toss
Pakistan

Top Batsman
Tinashe Kamunhukamwe (Zimbabwe), Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)

Top Bowler 
Luke Jongwe (Zimbabwe), Mohammad Hasnain (Pakistan)

Most Sixes  
Wesley Madhevere (Zimbabwe), Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan)

Player of the Match 
Mohammad Hasnain

Team Scores Batting First
Zimbabwe 150+, Pakistan 160+

Despite their defeat in the last match, Pakistan is still ahead of the hosts. They must not, however, become complacent, as Zimbabwe has shown that they can’t be underestimated. Pakistan must also sort out their batting vows, else they will find themselves in trouble. As of now, Pakistan’s quality in the top order makes them the favourites to win this match! Let’s back the team now on baji.live!

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