PAK vs ZIM Dream11: Pakistan and Zimbabwe will lock horns with each other in the 3rd ODI at the Rawalpindi cricket stadium. Pakistan has already taken the series by winning the first two ODIs, so this makes the match a dead rubber. But Zimbabwe will believe they haven’t played that badly so far. They gave a strong opposition a run for their money at their home. They will draw motivation from the fact that their most experienced batsman Brendan Taylor is looking in good form and striking the ball well. Pakistan have found a way to get themselves out of the hole on various occasions. It took a spirited death bowling effort from Shaheen Afridi and Wahab Riaz to deny Zimbabwe a special win in the first match. In the second match, part time offspinner Iftikhar Ahmed took 5 wickets to turn the game heads on along with the half century from the skipper Babar Azam. For Zimbabwe, Taylor has led the charge in the batting department and it was well supported by Sean Williams in the last game. A lot will also depend upon the highly rated fast bowler Blessing Muzarabani and the U-19 star Wesley Madhevere who showed promise in the first game. Zimbabwe has nothing to lose here and will look to play to their potential in this game.
PAK vs ZIM Prediction 3rd ODI Match Details
Fixture name: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe
Competition: Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan 2020
Date: 3 November 2020
Time: 12:30 PM IST
Ground: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Pakistan 208/4 (35.2 overs) beat Zimbabwe 206 all out by 6 wickets.
Team Form: PAK (recent last) W W W W W
ZIM (recent last) L L L L L
ICC ODI Rankings: Pakistan 6, Zimbabwe 14
Pitch Report: The pitch looks decent for batting. In both the games, there were some good individual batting performances though bowlers also made inroads to leave an impression. The pitch is not slow and if the batsmen play through the line, they could end up scoring a good score. Expect some movement with the new ball at the start of both the innings. The weather is going to be sunny with a temperature of 29 degrees. There is no forecast of rain.
PAK vs ZIM Dream11 Team News, Playing 11
PAK Team News
Injury update, unavailability- There have been no injury concerns in the Pakistan lineup recently and their players are available for selection.
Expected team changes- Pakistan has made three changes to their squad for the 3rd ODI. Abid Ali, Imad Wasim and Haris Rauf make way for Abdullah Shafique, Zafar Gohar and Mohammad Hasnain. Zafar Gohar and Hasnain are likely to get a game but it’s not certain whether Shafique will get to debut or not. Fakhar Zaman may get his first game of the series. Other than this, Pakistan is not likely to make any changes as the points for World Cup Super League are also on stake.
PAK Playing 11 (probable)
Imam-ul-Haq/ Abdullah Shafique
Babar Azam (C)
Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
Muhammad Musa Khan
ZIM Team News
Injury update, unavailability- There have been no injury concerns in the Zimbabwe squad and all their players are available for selection.
Expected team changes- Zimbabwe hasn’t played badly though they have lost both the games. They have had their moments but have been unable to finish off the games. They may bring in the experienced Tendai Chatara in place of Carl Mumba. Other than this, they are likely to go with the same team.
ZIM Playing 11 (probable)
Chamu Chibhabha (C)
Brendan Taylor (wk)
Tendai Chatara/ Carl Mumba
Pakistan is highly likely to win this game. They looked a little rusty in their first match but came back to their own in the second match thumping Zimbabwe convincingly. Their young players like Musa and Haider have performed well and once again, they will look to stamp their authority. Zimbabwe, on the other hand have nothing to lose and they will look to play with full freedom. Their strong middle order can challenge any bowling attack and the team will rely on them. So expect Zimbabwe to give a tough fight to Pakistan in PAK vs ZIM Today Match Prediction.
Babar Azam- The skipper of Pakistan looked excellent in the last game scoring a match winning 77 not out. He is the rock of Pakistan’s batting and will be crucial in this game too.
Babar against Zimbabwe: Runs 334, Avg. 111.33.
This series: Runs 96, Avg. 96.
Shaheen Afridi- The left armer picked up a 5-wicket haul in the first game but went wicketless in the last game. His Yorkers are almost unplayable at the death. His ability to pick up wickets with the new ball and the old ball makes him a sure pick in this ZIM vs PAK Dream11 Prediction.
Shaheen against Zimbabwe: Wickets 5, Avg. 17.
This series: Matches 2, Wickets 5.
Mohammad Rizwan- The wicketkeeper batsman had an excellent England tour but is yet to fire this series. This might be the game where he will get the opportunity to bat long overs.
Rizwan against Zimbabwe: Runs 98, Avg. 32.67
Brendan Taylor- He has been the best batsman of the series and is the only centurion so far. He has a good record against Pakistan and Zimbabwe will look for his experience against a quality attack.
Taylor against Pakistan: Runs 720, Avg. 42.35.
This series: Runs 148, Avg. 74
Sean Williams- The allrounder scored a fluent 75 in the last game and looked to take the game away before getting out. His left arm spin will also be crucial for Zimbabwe’s chances.
Williams against Pakistan: Runs 312, Bat Avg. 39, Wickets 2.
This series: Runs 79, Bat Avg. 39.5, Wickets 1.
Blessing Muzarabani: The fast bowler is rated very highly in the Zimbabwe set-up. He has the experience of playing County cricket and has the ability and pace to run through any batting line-up.
Muzarabani against Pakistan: Matches 6, Wickets 4.
This series: Wickets 2, Bowl Avg. 43.
Wesley Madhevere- The young U-19 star was superb in the first game of the series scoring a brilliant half century. His team will require another key innings from him in the lower middle order in order to tackle Shaheen and co. at the death.
Madhevere this series: Runs 65, Avg. 32.5.
Faheem Ashraf- The allrounder is yet to fire this series despite having a brilliant National T20 Cup recently. His bowling and hitting abilities at the death will be crucial to Pakistan’s chances.
Faheem against Zimbabwe: Runs 23, SR. 143, Wickets 9, Bowl Avg. 7.44.