The 1st T20I series match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe will be held at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. The match will be kicked off on 7th November (Saturday) at 16:30 (GMT+6).
In the ODI series, Pakistan may have defeated Zimbabwe by a margin of 2-1, but it was far from a cakewalk. In the first ODI, Zimbabwe put up a fantastic show and at one stage they looked all set to go over the line. Although that wasn’t to be, in the second match, they pulled off a great victory.
After a below-par batting display, their bowling unit rattled the green shirts’ formidable batting lineup. Finally, the match went to a super over, where Zimbabwean speedster Blessing Muzarabani only conceded two runs and picked up two wickets. They will be full of confidence going into this match, while what Pakistan will be after is a cautious approach.
The weather, as is the case of Pakistan in November, looks all sunny with zero chances of rainfall. It is predicted that the temperature will stay around 29 Degrees Celsius.
The pitch is a balanced one here, which will help both the bowlers and the batsmen, especially the seamers. Anything under 160 should be considered as a poor batting performance.
Average first innings score: 163 (Last 5 T20 matches)
Chasing Teams Records: 3 Won, 2 Lost, 0 NR
Probable Playing XIs
Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf
Chamu Chibhabha (C), Brendan Taylor (WK), Sean Williams, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Sikandar Raza, Donald Tiripano, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Craig Ervine, Wesley Madhevere, Tendai Chisoro
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Dream11:
Mohammad Hafeez (C), Brendan Taylor (VC), Babar Azam, Craig Ervine, Fakhar Zaman, Sikandar Raza, Imad Wasim, Sean Williams, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Richard Ngarava
Brendan Taylor, with 204 runs to his name, was Zimbabwe’s top run-scorer in the ODI series, and maintained an average of over 65 and a strike rate of over 90. He might be a good vice-captaincy choice. It’s predicted that Pakistan will beat Zimbabwe in this game, place your bets now at baji.live!