Pak vs Zim, The 1st ODI between Pakistan and Zimbabwe is to go live on Friday, 30th October 2020 at 07:00 AM GMT, Local time 12:30 PM. The venue for this match will be the Rawalpindi Cricket stadium.
International cricket once again comes to Pakistan after 13 months. International cricket returns to Pakistan. As PCB hosts Zimbabwe team to play the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League Matches. The whole series will be played in Rawalpindi, which will host the ODI for the first time since 2006. The venue saw a test match earlier this year when Pakistan hosted Bangladesh in February.
Pakistan and Zimbabwe have faced each other in ODI’s for almost 59 times and out of 59 Pakistan have won 52 times. In the last 20, ODI’s Zimbabwe only has one win. The visitor team will want to improve its performance. In this series, both teams have to do their best and to earn as many points as they can because it will affect their chances to qualify for the ICC World Cup.
|Match||1st ODI: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe|
|Date||Friday 30th Oct 2020|
|Time||12:00 PM PST, 12:30 PM IST|
|Venue||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi|
Probable Playing XI:
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (C), Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Wahab Riaz, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Afridi
Zimbabwe: Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Chamu Chibhabha, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor (wk), Sean Williams, Elton Chigumbura, Sikandar Raza, Wellington Masakadza, Carl Mumba, Donald Tiripano, Blessing Muzarabani
Pak vs Zim ODIs Head-to-Head Encounters:
The two teams have faced each other 59 times in the so far, with Pakistan holding a 52-4 head-to-head win/loss record over Zimbabwe.
Matches played – 59
- Pak Won: 52
- Zim Won: 04
- Match Tie: 01
- No Result: 02
Pak vs Zim Match Analysis and Review:
It looks like Shadab Khan the newly selected Vice-captain of the Pakistani team won’t be able to play 1st ODI match against Zimbabwe, due to his leg injury. But hopefully, At the 2nd ODI, we will see him on the field. On the other hand. The opener batsman has a great history playing against Zimbabwe as Babar Azam became the 30th ODI captain for a Pakistani Cricket team. After Sarfraz Ahmed. He will try his best to lead his team to victory and to make sure that they have much less hurdles to qualify for the ICC World Cup.
Zimbabwe head coach Lalchand Rajput refused to come to Pakistan with his team that had given the Zimbabwe team a blow. Lalchand Rajput was replaced by the current bowling coach Douglas Hondo for the series. Zimbabwe also has a new captain named Chamu Chibhabha he is an excellent all-rounder.
Squad For ODI Series for Pak Vs ZIM
Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam (c), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Abid Ali, Haider Ali, Abdullah Shafique. Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Rohail Nazir, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf, Wahab Riaz, Usman Qadir, Zafar Gohar, Muhammad Musa.
Zimbabwe Squad: Chamu Chibhabha (c), Ryan Burl, Brian Chari, Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura. Tendai Chisoro, Craig Ervine, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wesley Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Carl Mumba, Richmond Mutumbami. Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Brendan Taylor, Donald Tiripano, Sean Williams, Faraz Akram.