Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 2021 - 1st T20I
The 1st T20I of the three-match series between Zimbabwe and Pakistan will be played at the Harare Sports Club, Harare in Zimbabwe.
Live Scores and Stats - Zimbabwe v Pakistan 1st T20I
In the last five matches between the two teams, Pakistan have won all of them. The last encounter between the two sides saw Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 8 wickets.
Babar Azam was the top run-scorer for Pakistan in the T20Is against South Africa with 210 runs at a strike rate of 143. He struck 26 fours and 4 sixes. Mohammad Rizwan made 147 runs at a strike rate of 147.
Hasan Ali was the best bowler for Pakistan and picked up 7 wickets while bowling at an average of 18 and an economy rate of 9.35. Mohammad Nawaz also took 5 scalps.
Zimbabwe will be bolstered by the return of Brendan Taylor and Craig Ervine. However, that will be offset by injuries to Sikandar Raza and Chamu Chibhabha.
Ryan Burl is the top run-scorer for Zimbabwe with 122 runs from his last 6 matches at an average of 30 and a strike rate of 115. Wesley Madhevere has also made 112 runs at a strike rate of 120 from his last 6 matches.
Blessing Muzarabani has been the best bowler for Zimbabwe and has picked up 10 wickets from his last 6 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 13 and an economy rate of 8.93. Richard Ngarava has also picked up 6 wickets from his last 5 matches.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Zimbabwe - Brendan Taylor (wk), Tarisai Musakanda, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams (c), Regis Chakabva, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava
Pakistan - Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf/Usman Qadir
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Pakistan
Who will win? – Pakistan
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Babar Azam (Pakistan), Craig Ervine (Zimbabwe)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan), Blessing Muzarabani (Zimbabwe)
Most Sixes – Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan), Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe)
Man of the Match – Babar Azam
Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 220+, Zimbabwe 160+
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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