Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 2020 - 3rd T20I
The 3rd and the final game of the three-match T20I series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe will be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi in Pakistan.
After an 8-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the second T20I, Pakistan have now beaten Zimbabwe in all the 13 T20 Internationals between the two teams.
While the first match of the T20I series was a relatively close affair, Zimbabwe were no match for the strong hosts in the second encounter of the series. With the win, Pakistan have also taken an unassailable lead in the series.
It would be interesting to see whether Zimbabwe can pull one back like they did in the ODIs or will it be Pakistan all along.
In the second match, it was Pakistan's young bowlers who took the spotlight. Haris Rauf, who announced himself into contention after a successful BBL last year, picked up three wicket while conceding 31 from his 4 overs. Usman Qadir, playing just his 2nd T20I, also picked up three wickets, bowling at an impressive economy of under 6.
Ryan Burl and Wesley Madhevere were the top scorers for Zimbabwe with 32 and 34 runs respectively. In response, Babar Azam and Haider Ali struck half-centuries to take Pakistan home with almost 5 overs to spare.
Ali remained unbeaten, on a strike rate of over 140 and it was only a matter of time before the youngster shone bright. Blessing Muzarabani was the only Zimbabwe bowler to have something to show for in the wickets column.
Pakistan will go for the clean sweep in the final match of the series.
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) – Wesley Madhevere (Zimbabwe), Babar Azam (Pakistan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Blessing Muzarabani (Zimbabwe), Usman Qadir (Pakistan)
Most Sixes – Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe), Imad Wasim (Pakistan)
Man of the Match – Babar Azam
Team Scores Batting first – Zimbabwe 140+, Pakistan 190+
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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