ZIM vs PAK Fantasy Prediction: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 1st T20I – 21 April (Harare). Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Brendan Taylor are the best fantasy picks for this game.
Hosts Zimbabwe will take on Pakistan in the 1st T20I match of the three-match T20I series. All the games will be played at the Harare Sports Complex.
Pakistan is coming on the back of a series win against South Africa, whereas Zimbabwe would want to show some fight at their home. The Pakistan team looks settled, whereas players like Brendan Taylor and Craig Ervine are back for the Zimbabwe side.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings batting score at this venue in the T20I games played here is 159 runs. This pitch should assist the pacers in this game.
Total Games: 23; Bat 1st Won: 15; Bat 2nd Won: 8
We can expect clear weather throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Zimbabwe – Brendan Taylor, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Donald Tiripano, Richard Ngarava.
Pakistan – Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir.
Three Match T20I Series
Match: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan First T20I Match
Date and Time: 21 April, Wednesday – 2:30 PM IST
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Top 4 Batting Order
Brendan Taylor, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Craig Ervine, and Sean Williams.
Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, and Mohammad Hafeez.
Death Over Specialists
- Blessing Muzarabani and Donald Tiripano.
- Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf.
ZIM vs PAK Fantasy Wicket-Keepers
Mohammad Rizwan and Brendan Taylor will be our wicket-keepers in this game. Rizwan scored 147 runs in the T20I series against South Africa at an average of 73.50, whereas Taylor scored 205 runs in the recent T20 domestic competition at an average of 68.33.
ZIM vs PAK Fantasy Batsmen
Craig Ervine will be our batsman from Zimbabwe. Ervine scored 250 runs in the recent T20 domestic competition at an average of 62.50, whereas his strike rate was 166.66.
Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman will be our batsmen from Pakistan. Babar scored 210 runs in the T20I series against South Africa at an average of 52.50, whereas Zaman scored 95 runs at an average of 47.50. Both of them are top-order players.
ZIM vs PAK Fantasy All-Rounders
Mohammad Nawaz will be our all-rounder from Pakistan. Nawaz has been bowling well, and he scalped five wickets in the series against South Africa, whereas his economy was 8.53.
Sean Williams will be our all-rounder from Zimbabwe. Williams has scored 927 T20I runs at an average of 23.18, whereas he has scalped 32 wickets in bowling.
ZIM vs PAK Fantasy Bowlers
Blessing Muzarabani will be our bowler from Zimbabwe. Muzarabani has scalped 19 T20I wickets in 12 games, whereas he has played in County Cricket too.
Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, and Haris Rauf will be our bowlers from Pakistan. Ali has scalped 44 T20I wickets, whereas he can also contribute with the bat. Afridi has scalped 27 T20I wickets in 25 games, whereas Rauf has scalped 21 T20I wickets in 16 games. All three of them are wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: Pakistan are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Brendan Taylor and Shaheen Afridi
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