Today the match between Zimbabwe and Pakistan, at the Harare Sports Club, Harare is the curtain raiser for this Tri Series that includes Australia as well.
Unfortunately, star names like Brendon Taylor, Sikandar Raza, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine and Sean Williams have not been included in the Zimbabwe Squad due to the fallout from the ongoing player-board fracas over non-payment of salaries. However, it is sure to have some exciting matches between Pakistan and Australia and will also showcase some of the Zimbabwe emerging talent as well.
So, let’s have a look at the two squads for this first match –
Pakistan will also have a similar squad to their recent tour to the UK.
Fakhar Zaman, Shehzad Talat, Hamza Tahir, Sarfraz Ahmed wkt, Shoaib Malik, Alinot, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali,
Batsman to watch
Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik
Bowlers to watch
Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir
With Brendon Taylor, Sikandar Raza, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine and Sean Williams not being included there is a mix of youth and experience here.
Squad: Cephas Zhuwao, Chamu Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza, Wellington Masakadza, Brian Chari, Blessing Muzarabani, Solomon Mire, Tarisai Musakanda, Elton Chigumbura, Malcolm Waller, Peter Moor, Tendai Chisoro, Brandon Mavuta, Chris Mpofu, Ryan Burl, Ryan Murray, Kyle Jarvis.
Batsmen to watch
Elton Chigumbura, Hamilton Masakadza
Bowlers to watch
Ryan Burl – leg breaks
Malcolm Waller – off spin
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions
Who will win? Pakistan
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Pakistan - Fakhar Zaman – Zimbabwe - Hamilton Masakadza
Top Bowler – Pakistan - Mohammad Amir – Zimbabwe - Ryan Burl
Team Score (Batting First) – Pakistan 160+ - Zimbabwe – 120+
*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 soon, so stay tuned.
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