Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 2020 - 2nd ODI
The 2nd game of the three-match ODI series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe will be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi in Pakistan.
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Contrary to expectations, Zimbabwe gave Pakistan a run for their money in the opening match of the three-match ODI series.
The toss played a crucial role with Pakistan batting first. The pitch was a bit two paced in the first innings while the ball came nicely on to the bat under lights. Thus, the team winning the toss in the remaining matches, would like to chase.
Imam-ul-Haq and Haris Sohail scored half-centuries for Pakistan but they did not come at good rates. It was courtesy of all-rounders Faheem Ashraf and Imad Wasim towards the end that Pakistan were able to post 281 runs on the board.
Blessing Muzarabani and Tendai Chisoro were the standout bowlers for Zimbabwe.
After losing both their openers, there was a partnership between Craig Ervine and Brendan Taylor and then between Taylor and Wesley Madhevere to keep Zimbabwe's hopes alive even till the last five overs, when some exceptional death bowling from Pakistan sealed the deal.
Shaheen Shah Afridi and Wahab Riaz shared 9 wickets between them.
With Babar Azam looking to try out some players in the series, there can be an opportunity for Khushdil Shah in place of Iftikhar Ahmed while Mohammad Musa can come into the side in place of Shaheen Shah Afridi, who is the best Pakistan bowler at the moment.
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) – Blessing Muzarabani (Zimbabwe), Wahab Riaz (Pakistan)
Most Sixes – Craig Ervine (Zimbabwe), Imad Wasim (Pakistan)
Man of the Match – Babar Azam
Team Scores Batting first – Zimbabwe 240+, Pakistan 300+
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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