Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20 Match Prediction 07 Nov 2020

Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan, 2020

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20 Match Prediction

2020-11-08

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Pakistan

8.34 157/4 in 18.5
7.80 156/6 in 20.0

Zimbabwe

8.34 157/4 in 18.5 Cricbettingbuzz
7.80 156/6 in 20.0
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe cricket betting odds

PAK 1.12
ZIM 5.45

PAK vs ZIM Prediction

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1st T20I: Pakistan set to lock horns with Zimbabwe at Rawalpindi

  • Pakistan have won all their game against Zimbabwe in the T20 format.
  • Haider Ali, Muhammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz have shown excellent form for Pakistan in the 20-over format.
  • Sean Williams and Brendan Taylor will be key players to watch out for Zimbabwe.

Expect Pakistan to cruise to a comfortable win over Zimbabwe.

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Match Preview

Host Pakistan will be looking to continue their winning momentum when they face Zimbabwe in the opening game of the T20I series at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Saturday.

Babar Azam-led unit managed to win the three-match one-day series against Zimbabwe. The home side cannot afford complacency as they suffered defeat in the final game of the one-day series against Zimbabwe.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe registered a morale-boosting win in the third and final game of the one-day series. Skipper Chamu Chibhabha will be hoping that the side can deliver another strong show in the T20I series

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Pakistan

Earlier this summer, Pakistan managed to draw the three-match T20I series played against England in England.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the in-form players like Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez and Haider Ali to deliver notable scores in this contest.

Captain Babar Azam currently leads the batting charts for Pakistan in the T20 format. He has accumulated 366 runs in 11 innings at an average of 40.66 with five half-centuries to his name.

Experienced all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez showed excellent form in the previous series played against England. He finished the series as leading run-scorer for Pakistan with 155 runs in 3 innings with two half-centuries to his name.

Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Rizwan will make up the middle-order for Pakistan for this opening game of the series

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Shadab Khan to make crucial breakthroughs.

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

U Qadir, Babar Azam, Khushdil Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali

Pakistan Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
B Azam 125 125 13 1 100
W Riaz 52 56 3 3 92.86
K Shah 33 48 4 0 68.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Hasnain 10.0 3 26 5 2.6
W Riaz 10.0 0 65 1 6.5
S Afridi 10.0 1 42 0 4.2
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Hasnain 10.0 3 26 5 2.6
W Riaz 10.0 0 65 1 6.5
S Afridi 10.0 1 42 0 4.2
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Pakistan Predicted Playing XI

Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

Zimbabwe

The visitors will be looking to maintain their standards with bat and ball in this three-match T20I series.In the batting department, the onus will be on the in-form duo of Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Wicket-keeper batsman Brendan Taylor looked in excellent form with the bat in the recently concluded one-day series against Pakistan. He scored more than 200 runs at an average of 68.00.

Besides Brendan Taylor, middle-order batsman Sean Williams showed grit and determination to produce notable scores for Zimbabwe in the one-day series. Left-hander will be keen to continue his rich vein of form in this T20I series.

Craig Ervine, Ryan Burl and Sikandar Raza will need to make decent contributions if Zimbabwe wants to post competitive scores on the board.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chisoro and Sikandar Raza to make crucial breakthroughs.

Zimbabwe Actual Playing XI:

Richard Ngarava, Chamu Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chisoro, Blessing Muzarabani, Ryan Burl, Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, Tendai Chatara, BRM Taylor

Zimbabwe Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Williams 118 135 13 1 87.41
B Taylor 56 68 8 0 82.35
S Raza 45 36 4 1 125
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Muzarabani 10.0 1 49 5 4.9
R Ngarava 9.0 0 62 2 6.89
D Tiripano 7.0 0 39 2 5.57
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Muzarabani 10.0 1 49 5 4.9
R Ngarava 9.0 0 62 2 6.89
D Tiripano 7.0 0 39 2 5.57
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Zimbabwe Predicted Playing XI

Brian Chari, Chamu Chibhabha (c), Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor (wk), Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chisoro, Carl Mumba, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 12 0 mm. 1.57 k/h From: NNE 0%
03h 17 0 mm. 1.3 k/h From: N 0%
06h 25 0 mm. 3.07 k/h From: WNW 0%
09h 29 0 mm. 4.57 k/h From: WNW 0%
12h 23 0 mm. 3.33 k/h From: WNW 0%
15h 19 0 mm. 1.52 k/h From: NNW 0%
18h 17 0 mm. 1.83 k/h From: NE 0%
21h 16 0 mm. 1.82 k/h From: NE 0%

The wicket prepared for the game will be excellent for batting. The wicket might have something for bowlers with the new-ball. The weather forecast for Saturday’s game is going to be sunny with gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium will host its debut T20I game between Pakistan and Zimbabwe. The venue has hosted a lot of Tests and ODIs in the past.

Toss Prediction

The side that wins the toss, would be keen to bowl first and restrict the opposing team to a modest total.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Pakistan will be clear favorites to win their opening game against Zimbabwe.With likes of Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz in excellent form, Pakistan will be looking to dominate the game from the start.

Expect Pakistan to cruise to a comfortable win over Zimbabwe.

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