ZIM vs PAK Dream11: Pakistan’s dominating show against Proteas across the white-ball formats has set the tone for them before heading into the 3-match T20I series against the minnows Zimbabwe.
The tour includes three T20Is and 2 Tests and all the matches will be played in the Harare Sports Club in Harare. Pakistan is booming with confidence after a sumptuous show in the recently concluded tour of South Africa. Irrespective of the fact that South Africa was fielding their B-team, Pakistan got the better of them in both ODI and T20Is and would be looking forward to carrying on with the momentum.
As far as the hosts are concerned, after drawing levels in the 2-match Test series by 1-1 against Afghanistan, they got thumped in the 3-match T20I series 3-0. Having lost all the momentum in that series in UAE, Zimbabwe would look to come up with a better performance playing at home.
There’s no one denying the fact that Pakistan is definitely the favorites to start the series, but can we expect a turnaround from the hosts? Well, we will have to wait and see.
ZIM vs PAK Today match prediction details
Fixture Name: 1st T20I, Zimbabwe vs Pakistan
Competition: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan T20I
Date: 21st April 2021
Time: 02:30 PM IST
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Slowness in the surface is expected as a dry wicket is on offer. An even contest between bat and ball is expected in this match.
(last five completed games)
Pakistan Won: 05
Zimbabwe Won: 00
Where to watch ZIM vs PAK live: You can WATCH South Africa vs Pakistan on Sony Sports Network and stream live on the Sony Liv app.
PAK Team News
Injury update, unavailability: Shadab Khan is the only injury concern in the visitors camp for this ZIM vs PAK Dream11 team prediction match. He would be missing out on the entire leg.
Expected changes and team combination: More or less, Pakistan is expected to field in a similar sort of eleven that featured in the T20I series against South Africa. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam will open the innings followed by the middle order comprising Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, and Haider Ali.
Among the bowlers, Faheem, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Haris Rauf will be the premier picks. They could reframe the bowling line-up in the second game if needed.
PAK Playing 11 (Likely):
Mohammad Nawaz/Asif Ali
Injury update, unavailability: All-rounder Sikandar Raza is out of the series due to injury. Seniors Brendan Taylor and Craig Ervine are back for the hosts after missing out on the series against Afghanistan.
Expected changes and team combination: The Sean Williams led side will be boosted with the return of seasoned
Expected changes and team combination: The Sean Williams-led side will be boosted with the return of seasoned campaigner Brendan Taylor who will be opening the innings alongside Tinashe Kamunhukamwe.
Wesley Madhevere, Craig Ervine, and skipper Sean Williams will be the key figures in the middle-order. In the bowling lineup, Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, and Blessing Muzarabani will hold the key.
ZIM Playing 11 (probable):
Luke Jongwe/T Mufudza
The visitors are perhaps in the form of their lives after trumping South Africa recently. Therefore, with confidence by their side, we are backing Pakistan to register a win in this ZIM vs PAK Today Match Prediction fixture and go 1-0 up in the 3-match series.
Babar Azam: 259 runs from last 7 T20I innings striking at 143.09.
Brendan Taylor: 90 runs in the last 4 T20I innings striking at 137.26 including a fifty.
Mohammad Rizwan: 472 runs from last 10 T20I innings striking at 142.59.
Ryan Burl: 122 runs from last 6 T20I innings striking at 115.09.
Mohammad Hafeez: 195 runs from last 4 T20I innings striking at 147.15.
WK: M Rizwan, B Taylor
BAT: B Azam, M Hafeez/F Zaman, Haider Ali, Craig Ervine
ALL: S Williams, R Burl
BWL: S Afridi, H Rauf, B Muzarabani