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

Shaheen Shah Afridi celebrates
Shaheen Shah Afridi celebrates
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The 1st Test of the two-match series between Zimbabwe and Pakistan will be played at the Harare Sports Club, Harare in Zimbabwe.

LIVE - Zimbabwe vs Pakistan - 1st Test

In the last five matches between the two teams, Pakistan have won 4 while Zimbabwe have won one. The last encounter between the two sides saw Zimbabwe beat Pakistan by 24 runs in a historic victory.

Azhar Ali is the top run-scorer for Pakistan with 650 runs from his last 9 matches at an average of 46 and a strike rate of 44. Babar Azam has also made 620 runs at a strike rate of 61 from his last 7 matches.

Shaheen Shah Afridi has been the best bowler for Pakistan and has picked up 29 wickets from his last 9 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 62 and an economy rate of 3.10. Hasan Ali has also picked up 12 wickets from his last 2 matches.

Sean Williams is the top run-scorer for Zimbabwe with 626 runs from his last 7 matches at an average of 56 and a strike rate of 53. Brendan Taylor has also made 562 runs at a strike rate of 59 from his last 8 matches.

Victor Nyauchi has been the best bowler for Zimbabwe and has picked up 13 wickets from his last 5 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 65 and an economy rate of 3.10. Sean Williams has also picked up 12 wickets from his last 7 matches.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Pakistan - Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Afridi 

Zimbabwe - Prince Masvaure, Kevin Kasuza, Tarisai Musakanda, Sean Williams (c), Brendan Taylor (wk), Roy Kaia, Regis Chakabva (wk), Tendai Chisoro/Luke Jongwe, Donald Tiripano, Blessing Muzarabani, Victor Nyauchi 

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Pakistan

Who will win? – Pakistan

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Babar Azam (Pakistan), Sean Williams (Zimbabwe)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan),  Blessing Muzarabani (Zimbabwe)

Most Sixes – Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan), Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe)

Man of the Match –  Babar Azam

Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 460+, Zimbabwe 250+

 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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