When and where:
Zimbabwe will take on Pakistan in the 1st ODi of the series tomorrow (July 13) at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo.
The African side has a shot at redemption against Pakistan after the hosts weren’t able to win a single game in the recently concluded T20 tri-series. They looked under pressure and thoroughly out place against decent opposition.
Zimbabwe has been arguably the second most successful team from Africa in cricket. They need to start believing in themselves more and invest in the future. These players can grow and make a strong unit if nurtured well, and a series of this magnitude will help them get the experience the youngsters crave.
However, Pakistan has looked exceptionally lately. They defeated Australia in the final of the aforementioned tri-series, and the team is evolving with every stride they take. They won the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, and the spine of the team has been retained. Big things can be expected from the side if they keep up the consistency.
The match will begin at 12:45 PM IST.
Read on for ZIM vs PAK team news and ZIM vs PAK dream11 prediction.
ZIM vs PAK Team News:
This is going to first game the two teams play in this series. Hamilton Masakadza will lead Zimbabwe while Sarfraz Ahmed will lead Pakistan. Till now no injuries have been reported but we will update them as soon as something comes up.
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Hamilton Masakadza (c), Brian Chari, Tendai Chatara, Chamu Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chisoro, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wellington Masakadza, Peter Moor, Ryan Murray, Tarisai Musakanda, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Liam Roche, Donald Tiripano, Malcolm Waller
Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk),Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam (subject to fitness), Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail
ZIM vs PAK Playing 11:
The probable ZIM vs PAK playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper: Peter Moor
Batsmen: Hamilton Masakadza (C), Tarisai Musakanda, Brian Chari, Elton Chigumbura
All-rounder: Chamu Chibhabha, Malcolm Waller
Bowlers: Tendai Chisoro, Tendai Chatara, Donal Tiripano, Wellington Masakadza
Wicket-keeper: Sarfraz Ahmed (C)
Batsmen: Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam
All-rounder: Shadab Khan
Bowlers: Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Amir, Faheem Ashraf
ZIM vs PAK Players to watch out for:
For Zimbabwe, their captain Hamilton Masakadza along with Tendai Chisoro and wicket-keeper Peter Moor will be the key players. These are the relatively reliable players on the team.
For Pakistan, skipper Sarfraz Ahmed will lead the lineup by the has the likes of Mohammad Amir and Shoaib Malik as experienced players.
ZIM vs PAK Dream11 Team Predictions
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