PAK vs ZIM Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – T20I Series, Match 1
Like the ODI Series, Pakistan are expected to take the lead by beating visitors Zimbabwe.
Updated - Nov 5, 2020 8:44 pm
The 1st match of the T20I series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe will be played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.
The match is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM Local Time (04:00 PM IST).
After a staggering finish to the ODI series, Pakistan and Zimbabwe will lock horns in the first T20I of the tour. Zimbabwe will be confident going into the series after a hard-fought super over win in the last ODI. Their middle order has been consistent throughout the series and with some help from the top order, they can take the lead in this T20I series.
Pakistan, on the other hand, will look to rectify the mistakes they committed in the last game and come back stronger. Mohammad Hafeez will be back in the side, which will strengthen their middle-order that faltered in the third ODI. Moreover, they will pin hopes on Shaheen Afridi to pick wickets with the new ball, something that the talented speedster has failed to do in the last 2 games.
PAK vs ZIM Weather Report for Match 1:
The weather looks good as there is no chance of rain. The temperature will be around 29 degrees Celsius.
The pitch is good for batting. It has decent bounce and assists the quick bowlers as well. Teams winning the toss should bat look to chase.
Average first Innings Score:
163 (Last 5 T20 games)
Record of Chasing Teams:
Won – 3, Lost – 2, NR – 0
Injury and Availability News:
Pakistan have made 3 changes from their ODI squad. Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Sohail and Abid Ali have been left out, while Rohail Nazir, Mohammad Hafeez & Shadab Khan have been included.
PAK vs ZIM Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (C), Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf
Abdullah Shafiq, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir, Wahab Riaz, Rohail Nazir, Zafar Gohar, Mohammad Musa, Faheem Ashraf
Brendan Taylor (WK), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Craig Ervine, Richard Ngarava, Donald Tiripano, Chamu Chibhabha (C), Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wesley Madhevere, Tendai Chisoro, Blessing Muzarabani
Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara, Faraz Akram, Brian Chari, Wellington Masakadza, Carl Mumba, Elton Chigumbura, Milton Shumba, Richmond Mutumbami.
PAK vs ZIM Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Babar Azam is in good form with the bat. He is coming off with a hundred to his name in the last ODI, and will look to continue his superb form in the T20Is.
Mohammad Hafeez had a brilliant series against England and was also impressive in the recently concluded National T20 Cup. He scored 433 runs in 11 innings at an astonishing average of 54.13.
Sean Williams has scored 844 runs from 40 matches at a strike rate of about 130. He is fresh from a hundred and would want to continue his good run with the bat.
Blessing Muzarabani had a brilliant last game where he picked up 5 wickets to help Zimbabwe tie the match. He then came back and picked 2 wickets in the super over to help his side win the last ODI against Pakistan.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Babar Azam, Sean Williams
Vice-Captain Options – Brendan Taylor, Mohammad Hafeez
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for PAK vs ZIM Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Brendan Taylor
Batsmen – Babar Azam (C), Haider Ali, Craig Ervine
All-rounders – Shadab Khan, Sean Williams (VC), Mohammad Hafeez, Iftikhar Ahmed
Bowlers – Blessing Muzarabani, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for PAK vs ZIM Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Brendan Taylor (VC)
Batsmen – Babar Azam, Craig Ervine, Fakhar Zaman
All-rounders – Sikandar Raza, Mohammad Hafeez (C), Imad Wasim, Sean Williams
Bowlers – Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Richard Ngarava
Haider Ali scored a fifty in his debut game against England. He can be a great differential for your Dream 11 Fantasy teams.
Today’s PAK vs ZIM Probable Winners:
Pakistan are expected to win this match.