PAK vs ZIM Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – ODI Series, Match 1

PAK vs ZIM Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – ODI Series, Match 1

Pakistan are expected to take the lead in the 3-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.

PAKvZIM-Dream-XI-1st-ODI

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).

Preview:

After a long wait, the Pakistan cricket team will be taking the field again on Friday. The first ODI of the Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan will be played on the 30th of October 2020 in Rawalpindi. The two teams have a pretty balanced squad with a good mix of experienced players and youngsters.

Pakistan are the obvious favourites, but their team has been fairly inconsistent in the last few years. It will be interesting to see their team combination, as the national selectors have shown faith in many relatively unknown cricketers who have excelled in the recently concluded National T20 Cup. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, have the capability to upset big teams. They have done it time and again in the past and would be looking for the same on Friday.


PAK vs ZIM Weather Report for Match 1:

It will be a sunny day in Rawalpindi. The temperature will be around 27 degrees Celsius.

Pitch Condition/Report:

This will be the first ODI at this venue in over a decade. The pitch has looked good at the recently concluded National T20 Cup. 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 Playing XIs:

Pakistan:

Abid Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

Zimbabwe:

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


Also Read

PAK vs ZIM Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Babar Azam is one of the best batsmen in world cricket currently. With an ODI average of 54.17, he could well be on his way to becoming the quickest to 4000 ODI runs, beating the current record-holder Hashim Amla.

Shaheen Afridi has been in the form of his life, performing consistently in the recently concluded tournaments, Vitality Blast and National T20 Cup. He will be a big threat to Zimbabwe.

Sean Williams, the experienced left-hander, will play a crucial role in his team. He is only 239 runs short of 4000 ODI runs and would like to get the landmark in this series.

Brendan Taylor is third on the list of all-time leading run-scorers for Zimbabwe. Having been a part of this side for more than a decade, he is the most experienced cricketer in the Zimbabwe team right now.

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 Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Brendan Taylor, Mohammed Rizwan

Batsmen – Babar Azam (C), Imam-ul-Haq, Chamu Chibhabha

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

Bowlers – Shaheen Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Haris Rauf

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for PAK vs ZIM Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Brendan Taylor (VC)

Batsmen – Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Craig Ervine, Abid Ali

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

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


Expert Advice:

Haris Rauf can be a good economical pick for either of your two Dream11 Fantasy teams. He has performed well in the National T20 Cup recently.

Today’s PAK vs ZIM Probable Winners:

Pakistan are expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram Channel if the information is available.
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.