Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 2020 - 1st T20I
The 1st game of the three-match T20I series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe will be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi in Pakistan.
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Three Pakistan players who were part of the ODI squad have been dropped for the T20Is. Haris Sohail is not part of the T20 squad due to injury. Abid Ali and Imam-Ul-Haq, who featured as the first-choice opening pair for Pakistan in the ODIs are not being considered for the T20 format.
After Zimbabwe showed that they were here to not only fight but win as well in the final ODI, where the team registered a victory via the super over, the T20Is are expected to be a bit closer.
Given the nature of the format as well, it decreases the delta between the two sides as there are lesser overs to compete.
While Brendan Taylor struck a fine century for Zimbabwe in the first ODI, Sean Williams remained unbeaten on 118 in the last match of the series. Taylor struck another half-century in the final match while Sikandar Raza and Wesley Madhevere also played good hands.
Tendai Chisoro was good for Zimbabwe in the earlier matches while Sikandar Raza kept the runs dry despite not picking up wickets. Blessing Muzarabani was Zimbabwe's standout bowler in the last match and pocketed a 5-wicket haul.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Pakistan - Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Muhammad Musa, Rohail Nazir, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Wahab Riaz, Zafar Gohar
Zimbabwe - Chamu Chibhaba (c), Ryan Burl, Brian Chari, Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chisoro, Craig Ervine, Faraz Akram, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wesley Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Carl Mumba, Richmond Mutumbami, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Milton Shumba, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Donald Tripiano, Sean Williams
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) – Blessing Muzarabani (Zimbabwe), Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)
Most Sixes – Craig Ervine (Zimbabwe), Imad Wasim (Pakistan)
Man of the Match – Babar Azam
Team Scores Batting first – Zimbabwe 160+, Pakistan 180+
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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