After comprehensive defeats against Australia, both Pakistan and Zimbabwe try to get their act together.
Match Details T20I Tri Series
Zimbabwe v Pakistan
Venue - Harare Sports Club, Harare
Time – 09.00 am BST
Zimbabwe suffered a demoralizing 100-run loss in the T20I against Australia. Aaron Finch ripped apart the Zimbabwe bowling lineup, smashing a record 172 runs in his 76-ball long stay at the crease. Finch almost single handedly batted Zimbabwe out of the game.
Apart from Tendai Chisoro, who was the lone shinning light and conceded only 19 runs in his 4 overs, all other Zimbabwe bowlers were almost running for cover as Finch got stuck into them.
The story was not a lot different for Pakistan as they bundled out for 116 against Australia, batting first. Billy Stanlake wreaked havoc, scalping all top four Pakistan batsman. Australia, in turn, chased down the target in a little more than 10 overs to subject Pakistan to a 9-wicket loss.
Pakistan team practice session at Old Hararian Sports Club. Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammed Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hussain Talat & Sahibzada Farhan took part in the session. pic.twitter.com/kmGJJ4jS4g— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) July 3, 2018
Both teams must have received a jolt after their respective losses. While Pakistan would expect Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik and Hasan Ali to fire, Zimbabwe have only a few options in Hamilton Masakadza, Tarisai Musakanda and Chamu Chibaba.Tendai Chisoro would have the onus of keep coming up with consistent bowling performances. Needless to say, Pakistan start sweeping favourites.
Now let's have a look at the two squads.
Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Sahibzada Farhan
Cephas Zhuwao, Chamu Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza(c), Solomon Mire, Tarisai Musakanda, Elton Chigumbura, Malcolm Waller, Brian Chari, Peter Moor, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chisoro, Blessing Muzarabani, Ryan Murray, Kyle Jarvis, Chris Mpofu, Ryan Burl, Brandon Mavuta
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction*
Who will win? - Pakistan
Top Batsman (Runs Scored)- Fakhar Zaman, Tarisai Musakanda
Top Bowler (Wickets Taken) - Mohammad Nawaz, Tendai Chisoro
Most Sixes - Shoaib Malik, Hamilton Masakadza
Team Scores (Batting First) - Pakistan 180+, Zimbabwe 150+
*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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