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Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan, 2020, Today Match Prediction 30 Oct 2020

Rawalpindi International Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

281/8 in 50.0

5.62 Star

255/10 in 49.4




Zimbabwe odds

PAK- 1.07
ZIM- 6.75

Toss Winner - Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 26 runs

Pakistan & Zimbabwe end their break-up with cricket

  • Pakistan have a dominating 17-1 win-loss record against Zimbabwe in their home conditions.
  • Pakistan are in a 6-match winning streak over Zimbabwe in the ODIs.
  • Zimbabwe last won an ODI match in April 2019 against UAE and have lost all their next 9 matches.

Pakistan will win the match

Tournament: Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan, 2020 | Format: ONE-DAY | Venue: Rawalpindi International Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan | Toss: To Bowl

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Pakistan and Zimbabwe teams have never played a game after a pandemic halt early this year and will play their first international game against each other. Pakistan team`s ratings have been on a decline in the ODI format recently and they will look to make some good return to international cricket in this series. Zimbabwe on other hand are going throughout a financial trouble and they are unsure of their next series so will look to give their best in this tour. Both teams will be eager to get back to field after a long layback due to the pandemic.

Pakistan Preview

Pakistan team will be led by Babar Azam and he is expected to play a big role with the bat in the No.3 position. Imam-Ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, and Mohammed Hafeez will take care of the batting department and are very experienced at the international stage. Abid Ali, Haider Ali, and Haris Sohail can chip in with crucial run in the lower order.

Pakistan pace bowling department will manned by the Shaheen Afridi, Mohammed Hasnain, Wahab Riaz, and Haris Rauf. All-rounders Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan will be first choice spin options in the playing XI with Iftikhar Ahmed expected to be a back-up option.  

Top players to bet on:

Babar Azam – Babar Azam scored 388 runs in their last 5 matches at an average of 97 & strike rate of 95. We expect him to make him a make a superb comeback to the international cricket in this series.

Shaheen Afridi – Shaheen Afridi has 13 wickets in the last 3 ODI matches and he is in good form while playing in T20 blast in England recently. He has played Tests and T20 matches after the pandemic and are be match prepared.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

Mohammed Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Imam-Ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammed Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Shaheen Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Haris Rauf, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Faheem Ashraf, SI Wasim, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Imam-ul-Haq

Zimbabwe Preview

Zimbabwe team will be led by the likes of experienced Chamu Chibhabha in this series. They will miss the services of Chakabva and Maruma owing to COVID protocols. Brendon Taylor, Craig Ervine, Ryan Burl, Sean Willaims and Sikander Raza will form the core of the batting attack.

Pacers Tendai Chatara, Blessing Mutuzubani, and Donald Tiripano are expected to slot in the playing XI in the first match. All-rounders Sean Williams, Sikander Raza, and Tendai Chisoro will take care of the spin bowling department along with Wellington Masakadza.   

Top players to bet on:

Sikander Raza – Sikander Raza is one of the consistent batsmen from Zimbabwe team and he has scored 275 runs in his last 7 matches. He is good form playing in a lot of local T20 clubs during the pandemic.   

Donald Tiripano – Tiripano has been one of stalwarts of Zimbabwe pace attack and has 31 wickets to his name at a good economy arte of just 5.7 RPO in his ODI career.

Zimbabwe Predicted Playing XI:

Chamu Chibhabha (c), Brendon Taylor (wk), Craig Ervine, Ryan Burl, Sean Williams, Sikander Raza, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Mutuzubani, Donald Tiripano, Carl Mumba, Wesley Mathevere

Zimbabwe Actual Playing XI:

Richard Ngarava, Chamu Chibhabha, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Brian Chari, Tendai Chisoro, Blessing Muzarabani, Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, BRM Taylor, Carl Mumba

W. speed
W. direction
0 mm.
1.83 k/h
From: NNE
0 mm.
1.24 k/h
From: NNW
0 mm.
2.78 k/h
From: WNW
0 mm.
4.88 k/h
From: WNW
0 mm.
3.43 k/h
From: WNW
0 mm.
2.53 k/h
From: NNW
0 mm.
1.78 k/h
From: N
0 mm.
1.8 k/h
From: N

Weather Conditions

Rawalpindi is expected to have bright and sunny weather with no chances of rain on the match day. We expect the match to go ahead with no interruptions.  

Venue Details

Rawalpindi stadium has a good balance between the bat and ball. Batsmen will find it hard to play against the swinging new ball but once they settle they can make a big score. Bowlers must look to trouble the batters early in their innings unsettling them. We expect average scores to be around 250 runs.

Toss: To Bowl

Both teams will look to chase the target as they will unaware of the safe target on this track and they will look shrug off their rustiness by fielding first.

Pakistan team has better experienced and quality players when compared to Zimbabwe team in both the batting and bowling departments. They also home conditions to their advantage. Zimbabwe players will look to play to their best with their uncertain future after this tour amid this pandemic and we expect them to give a big fight to Pakistan whatsoever. We expect Pakistan to win this match.

Pakistan will win the match

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Author: Dhinesh Kumar