ZIM vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st Test
Mohammad Rizwan is a gem of a wicketkeeper-batter for Pakistan.
Updated - Apr 28, 2021 10:40 pm
Zimbabwe will take on Pakistan in the 1st of the 2-match Test Series, which is starting from 29th April. Zimbabwe had drawn their last Test series against Afghanistan 1-1 when they toured UAE in March. They defeated Pakistan in their previous meeting in a Test series way back in 2013, which will give them some positivity before going into this game.
Pakistan, on the other hand, are in good shape at the moment after winning the T20I series 2-1. They are currently ranked 5th in ICC Test Rankings. They whitewashed South Africa 2-0 when they hosted them in a 2-match Test series recently.
Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 1st Test
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date & Time: April 29th – May 3rd, 1:00 PM IST and 9:30 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: Fancode
For the first three days, it will be easy for the batters to score runs on the flat surface and later in the 2nd innings, the surface is expected to assist the bowlers. Whoever bats first will get more chances of winning the match.
Probable Playing XIs for ZIM vs PAK:
Prince Masvaure, Kevin Kasuza, Tarisai Musakanda, Sean Williams (c), Brendan Taylor, Regis Chakabva, Luke Jongwe, Donald Tiripano, Blessing Muzarabani, Victor Nyauchi, Richard Ngarava / Wellington Masakadza
Imrat Butt, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Top Picks for ZIM vs PAK Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batsmen
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is one of those players who has scored runs consistently in all forms of the game. In his Test career, he has scored 2167 runs in 31 Tests at an average of 44.22.
Former Test skipper Azhar Ali had a decent previous series against South Africa, scoring 115 runs in 2 Test matches. Overall in his Test career, he has notched 6417 runs at an average of 42.78.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Sean Williams was the top scorer in the previous series against Afghanistan, scoring 264 runs in 2 Tests. His experience will really boost Zimbabwe in this Test series.
Fawad Alam hasn’t given many chances to opposition bowlers to predict his moves, with his unusual stance. In his Test career, he has scored 570 runs in 9 matches at an average of 38 and he can roll his arm whenever needed.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Donald Tiripano is one of the more experienced bowlers in the current Zimbabwe squad. He has played 12 Test matches and has picked up 20 wickets, while with the bat, he has scored 401 runs.
Hasan Ali was the leading wicket-taker in the previous Test series against South Africa, picking up 12 wickets in 2 Tests. Overall in his career, he has scalped 43 wickets with the best figures of 5/45 in an innings.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Mohammad Rizwan is a gem of a wicketkeeper-batter for Pakistan. He has scored runs in every format over the last 12 months. He is terrific behind the wickets as well.
ZIM vs PAK Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (last 5 Tests)||Dream11 Points|
|Babar Azam||248 runs||67, 91, 54, 101 ( last 4 games)|
|Mohammad Rizwan||421 runs||59, 92, 189, 88, 95|
|Sean Williams||505 runs and 5 wickets||195, 183, 135, 73, 54|
|Hasan Ali||20 wickets||79, 94, 122, 49, 112|
|Fawad Alam||320 runs||147, 24, 137, 66, 0|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ZIM vs PAK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Brendan Taylor, Mohammad Rizwan (vc), Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Kevin Kasuza, Abid Ali, Fawad Alam, Sean Williams (c), Donald Tiripano, Richard Ngarava, Hasan Ali
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ZIM vs PAK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Regis Chakabva, Brendan Taylor (vc), Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Prince Masvaure, Sean Williams, Luke Jongwe, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Blessing Muzarabani, Shaheen Afridi
ZIM vs PAK Risky Captaincy Choices:
Luke Jongwe did a great job for Zimbabwe in the T20I series against Pakistan. He is expected to make his debut in the Test series and it’s a gamble you can take by choosing the debutant as your skipper.
Azhar Ali will take his time to settle, but once he starts scoring runs, it is nearly impossible to stop him. You can take a risk in selecting him as your Dream11 fantasy skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Imrat Butt is an inexperienced player as played only 2 Test matches and scored 36 runs, with the highest score of only 15. Hence, you can avoid him while making your fantasy teams.