PAK vs ZIM Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – ODI Series, Match 1

PAK vs ZIM Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – ODI Series, Match 1

Zimbabwe are unlikely to be a match for Pakistan.


Match Details:

The 1st match of the ODI series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe will be played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.

The match is scheduled to start at 12:00 PM Local Time (12:30 PM IST).


International cricket has had to wait for a long time to resume after the COVID-19 pandemic, but things are coming back to normalcy bit-by-bit. It is now time for the men in green to take the field, as they will be playing a 3-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.

All the matches will take place at Rawalpindi. This series will feature a great maxi of youthful exuberance and the calmness of experience. On one hand will be the war veterans like Wahab Riaz and Brendan Taylor, while there will be stars of tomorrow like Shaheen Afridi and Rohail Nazir. Overall, the cricket enthusiasts will be in for a few great games of cricket.

PAK vs ZIM Weather Report for Match 1:

Thankfully, the weather will be sunny in Rawalpindi, with no chances of precipitation. The temperature will be around 27 degrees Celsius.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Rawalpindi track offers assistance to both batsmen and bowlers. The batters are likely to do well here, but seamers will also get some help if they manage to maintain a good line and length. In Pakistan Cup 2019, the average first innings score was 319 in 11 games. The lowest score was 269, which happened to be the only score below 285-run mark. In 11 matches, 7 teams scored 300+ by batting first.

Average 1st Innings Score:

319 (In last 11 List-A matches played in Pakistan Cup 2019)

Record of Chasing Teams:

Won – 5, Lost – 5, NR – 1 (In last 11 List-A matches played in Pakistan Cup 2019)

Injury and Availability News:

Shadab Khan is nursing a leg injury and will not be available for this match.

PAK vs ZIM Today’s Probable Playing XIs:


Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (C), Abid Ali, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Imad Wasim, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Haris Rauf.


Faheem Ashraf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Musa.


Brendan Taylor (WK), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Craig Ervine, Elton Chigumbura, Chamu Chibhabha (C), Brian Chari, Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara, Carl Mumba, Donald Tiripano.


Wesley Madhevere, Tendai Chisoro, Faraz Akram, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wellington Masakadza, Richmond Mutumbami, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Milton Shumba.

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PAK vs ZIM Top Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:

Babar Azam is consistently proving why he is so highly rated in Pakistan currently. He has gone past 3300 runs in ODI cricket in just 74 matches. Having an incredible average of over 50, he has 11 ODI centuries to his name.

Shaheen Afridi is being called as the ‘next big thing’ of Pakistan cricket, and very rightfully so. He has picked up 40 wickets in just 19 ODI games, with his average being slightly over 20. He has 4 ODI 4-wicket hauls to his name.

Sean Williams has been a mainstay of the Zimbabwe team for quite a while now. He has scored over 3700 ODI runs at an average of nearly 35. He has also 71 ODI wickets to his name.

Brendan Taylor has all the experience of the world in his kitty. Closing in on 200 ODI games, the wicket-keeper batsman has scored over 6000 runs for his country, at an average of over 35. Taylor has 10 ODI centuries to his name.

Haris Rauf is expected to be handed his ODI debut on Friday. He has picked up 5 wickets in as many T20I matches so far and can prove to be a great differential.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi

Vice-Captain Options – Fakhar Zaman, Brendan Taylor

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for PAK vs ZIM 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Brendan Taylor

Batsmen – Babar Azam (C), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman (VC)

All-rounders – Sean Williams, Imad Wasim, Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza

Bowlers – Usmar Qadir, Shaheen Afridi, Wahab Riaz

12th Man – Haris Sohail

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for PAK vs ZIM 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Brendan Taylor (VC)

Batsmen – Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Craig Ervine

All-rounders – Sean Williams, Imad Wasim, Sikandar Raza

Bowlers – Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi (C), Haris Rauf

12th Man – Mohammad Rizwan

Expert Advice:

Carl Mumba can be a good budget pick for either of your two 11Wickets Fantasy teams. He has picked up 6 wickets in 5 ODIs so far in his career and has maintained an economy rate of less than 7 runs per over.

Today’s PAK vs ZIM Probable Winners:

Pakistan are expected to win this match.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.