Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe 2021: PAK vs ZIM IST T20 Match, Harare Sports Club: After series win over south Africa in South Africa, Pakistan move to Zimbabwe for a three match T20 series and a two match test series.
While Babar Azam has recently moved to number one spot in the ICC ranking in ODI and also Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan in red hot form, Pakistan are clear favourites of the series.
Babar Azam surpassed Virat Kohli in the ODI ranking as he’s now number one ODI batsmen in the World according to ICC cricket ranking.
Pakistan have nine more T20 games left before the T20 World Cup this year in India. Six of which are against England while three with Zimbabwe. They have to set their final combination team for the T20 World Cup from these nine matches.
Talking about Zimbabwe, they played a three match T20 series against Afghanistan in UAE but hadn’t had much success as they lost all the three T20s against Afghanistan.
But now with the return of Brendon Taylor and Ervine, it will be interesting to watch the performance of Zimbabwe team.
ZIM vs PAK Probable Playing XIs
Zimbabwe: Brendan Taylor (wk), Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams (C), Wesley Madhevere, Regis Chakabva, Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava.
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Asif Ali/Usman Qadir, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.
ZIM vs PAK SQUADS
Zimbabwe: Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams (C), Brendan Taylor (wk), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Wesley Madhevere, Donald Tiripano, Richard Ngarava, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Tanaka Chivanga, Tapiwa Mufudza, Luke Jongwe.
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Danish Aziz, Arshad Iqbal, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sharjeel Khan, Zahid Mahmood.