Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 2018, ODI Series – Statistical Preview

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 2018, ODI Series – Statistical Preview

All the major stats and numbers ahead of the ODI series between Zimbabwe and Pakistan.

Fakhar Zaman Pakistan
Fakhar Zaman. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pakistan continued their supremacy in the T20I format by winning the Zimbabwe Tri-Nation T20I series and will be looking to replicate the same in the coming 5-match ODI series against the hosts. The Pakistan team are an inconsistent ODI series even though they won the 2017 Champions Trophy but 0-5 to New Zealand earlier this year. The Sarfraz Ahmed led side would like to maintain a consistent record like in the T20I format in which they won 23 of their last 27 matches.

All the major stats and numbers ahead of the ODI series between Zimbabwe and Pakistan:

1.714 – Sarfraz Ahmed’s win-loss ratio as captain in ODI cricket is the 3rd best for a Pakistan captain. Under his captaincy, Pakistan won 12 out of 19 ODI matches losing seven games. His win-loss record of 2.642 (37-14 in 51 matches) in International cricket is the best for any Pakistan captain.

5 – Pakistan loss all their last five ODI matches which they played in New Zealand. Prior to this series, Pakistan won nine consecutive ODIs across the Champions Trophy and ODI series against Sri Lanka.

7 – Pakistan won seven of their last nine ODI matches against Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe team won the rain-affected game in 2015 by five runs based on DLS method while another game ended without a result.

97 – Junaid Khan has taken 97 wickets in his 66-match ODI career. Only four Pakistan players have reached 100 ODI wickets in fewer than 66 matches.

100 – The leg-spinner Yasir Shah (96) and left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir (94) need four and six wickets respectively to complete 100 wickets in List A cricket.

1789 – Babar Azam needs 211 more runs to complete 2000 runs in ODI cricket. He will be the 2nd quickest after Hashim Amla (40 inns) to reach the milestone if he scores those 211 runs in the next four innings.

2973Fakhar Zaman needs 27 more runs to complete 3000 runs in List A cricket. All-rounder Asif Ali (915) needs 75 more runs for the 1000-run milestone in List A format while the opener Imam-ul-Haq (3968) is 32 runs away from completing 4000 professional runs.

6975 – Runs Shoaib Malik has scored in his ODI career thus far. He needs 25 more runs to become the 8th player to score 7000 ODI runs for Pakistan. Malik (10994) needs six more runs to become the 10th Pakistan player to score 11000 International runs.

8933 – Runs Hamilton Masakadza scored in his International cricket for Zimbabwe. He needs 67 more runs to become the 3rd player to score 9000 International runs for Zimbabwe.