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A full-fledged Pakistan is in Zimbabwe to play a T20I tri-series along with Australia followed by a bilateral ODI series with Zimbabwe. The first match of the tri-series will be played tomorrow (July 01) at Harare Sports Club, Harare starting at 01:30 PM IST.
Ranked as T20I number 1 side, Pakistan is coming after thrashing Scotland in the only T20I who made news after clinching a win against ODI’s top-ranked team-England. Australia is the third participating side in the tri-series who are coming after a nightmare tour of England. Australia faced a complete tour whitewash against England and would be looking to improve some records here.
Each team will play twice with each other and the final of the tri-series will be played on Sunday, July 08. All the matches will be played at the same ground- Harare Sports Club, Harare.
Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe has a good batting wicket for the shortest format of the game. the highest score recorded in T20I at this venue is 198/4 while the average first innings score is 152. In a total of 16 games played here, 12 have been won by the team batting first. So, the flip of the coin will also be crucial at this pitch.
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Avg 1st inn score: 152
Avg 2nd inn score: 131
Highest Total: 198/4 (20 Ov) by Pak vs ZIM
Lowest Total: 113/10 (15.2 Ov) by ZIM vs Pak
Highest Chased: 144/3 (18 Ov) by Ind vs ZIM
Lowest Defended: 138/6 (20 Ov) by Ind vs ZIM
Hosts have named a 17-member squad for the upcoming tri-series against with 5 of the best players missing out. Brendan Taylor, Sikandar Raza, Graeme Cremer, Sean Williams and Craig Ervine, are all unavailable for the tri-series as they have not taken the field since the World Cup Qualifiers due to an ongoing dispute of being not paid by the Zimbabwe Cricket.
Pakistan, on the opposite, has named 15-members squad with a couple of changes. M Hafeez who was cleared by ICC to bowl off-spin has been included as an all-rounder for the tri-series along with 22-years old uncapped Sahibzada Farhan. He has scored two fifties with an average of 36.50 in 15 T20 matches. Ahmed Shahzad has been omitted from the squad after his doping test were found positive. Babar Azam is still recovering from his wrist injury and has not been named in the squad.
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Cephas Zhuwao, Kyle Jarvis, Ryan Burl, Chamu Chibhabha, Solomon Mire, Tarisai Musakanda, Elton Chigumbura, Malcolm Waller, Brian Chari, Peter Moor, Hamilton Masakadza, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chisoro, Blessing Muzarabani, Ryan Murray, Chris Mpofu, Brandon Mavuta
Fakhar Zaman, Usman Khan, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hafeez, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi, Sahibzada Farhan
The probable ZIM vs PAK playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper: P Moor
Batsmen: H Masakadza, E Chigumbura, Solomon Mire
All-rounder: Malcom Waller, Chamu Chibhabha
Bowlers: Kyle Jarvis, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chisoro/C Mpofu
Wicket-keeper: Sarfraz Ahmed
Batsmen: F Zaman, Haris Sohail, Mohammed Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat
All-rounder: Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf
Bowlers: M Nawaz, Hasan Ali, M Amir
For the hosts, Hamilton Masakadza, C Chibhabha, E Chigumbur and Kyle Jarvis will be the key players. Kyle Jarvis is the key bowler for Zimbabwe. In 11 T20Is he has bagged 13 wickets.
For Pakistan, F Zaman, M Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Hussain Talat are the key batters.
In bowling, M Amir, Hasan Ali and allrounder Shadab Khan will be the key.
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