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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 2020 - 1st ODI

Pakistan's Babar Azam
Pakistan's Babar Azam

The first game of the three-match ODI series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe will be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi in Pakistan.

Live Scores and Stats - 1st ODI Pakistan v Zimbabwe

The last time fans got to see international cricket was the white-ball series between England and Australia. Th spectacle is back with more white-ball fixtures between Pakistan and Zimbabwe.

The spotlight will be on Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who will captain for the first time in One Day Internationals. Azam's experience of captaining Pakistan in eight T20Is will come in handy for the batting talent.

The 26-year-old has revealed the Pakistan 15 for the first ODI. Vice-captain Shadab Khan misses out due to a leg injury which he suffered during an intra-squad warm-up match. 

Usman Qadir, son of the legendary Abdul Qadir, have been announced as his replacement. The uncapped player at the international level will hope to make his debut.

 Zimbabwe trained for 4-5 weeks in Harare before quarantining for two weeks in Pakistan. They will be without Regis Chakabva and Timycen Mar who had earlier tested positive for COVID-19.

Apart from the usual suspects Chamu Chibhabha, Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza, Blessing Murazabani, Wesley Madhevere and Ryan Burl will be the players to watch out for Zimbabwe.

Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:

Pakistan - Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Abid Ali, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir, Muhammad Musa

Zimbabwe - Chamu Chibhabha(c), Brendan Taylor(wk), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Richmond Mutumbami, Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara, Wellington Masakadza, Carl Mumba, Elton Chigumbura, Brian Chari, Tendai Chisoro, Richard Ngarava, Milton Shumba, Faraz Akram, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe


 Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Pakistan

Who will win? – Pakistan

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe), Babar Azam (Pakistan)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe), Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)

Most Sixes – Craig Ervine (Zimbabwe), Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan)

Man of the Match –  Shaheen Afridi

Team Scores Batting first – Zimbabwe 180+, Pakistan 285+

Match Handicap Pakistan 

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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