ZIM vs PAK Dream11: After a not-so convincing win in the first T20I by 11 runs, Pakistan will head into the second match of the series in a quest to put up a better show with the bat.
Skipper Babar Azam mentioned in the post-match presentation that his batsmen have to come up with a better show in the next game so that the series could go well. Talking about the last game, riding on a crucial 82 run knock by Mohammad Rizwan helped Pakistan get to a par score of 149-7 batting first.
In reply, the hosts fought valiantly but couldn’t get over the winning line. Craig Ervine and Luke Jongwe scored 34 and 30 runs respectively and kept Zimbabwe in the hunt, but eventually fall 11 runs short of the target. The fight Zimbabwe has put in the last game, this match is going to be very interesting.
ZIM vs PAK Today match prediction details
Fixture Name: 2nd T20I, Zimbabwe vs Pakistan
Competition: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan T20I
Date: 23rd April 2021
Time: 02:30 PM IST
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
The conditions will be similar as seen in the first game. The wicket is dry and we could see a first innings score of 160-170. The weather should be clear with no signs of rain.
(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.
Injury update, unavailability: No injury concern in the visitors camp for this ZIM vs PAK Dream11 team prediction match. Everyone is fit and raring to put up a better show.
Expected changes and team combination: Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi were rested in the last game, and Pakistan did miss their services. If they go for changes, one among the two pacers is likely to get into the eleven replacing Danish Aziz or Haider Ali. The rest of the eleven is expected to be the same.
PAK Playing 11 (Likely):
Haider Ali/Danish Aziz
Hasan Ali/Shaheen Shah
Injury update, unavailability: Brendan Taylor missed the last game due to a gastrointestinal infection but will be returning for this game. Craig Ervine will be missing out on the remainder of the series with a right calf muscle strain.
Expected changes and team combination: Brendan Taylor will be a like-in-like replacement for Craig Ervine and the former will be batting at no 4. Also, Regis Chakabva will be making way for Tarisai Musakanda who has been called as a replacement for Ervine, while Taylor will be keeping wickets.
No changes in the bowling lineup are expected after a brilliant show by the bowlers in the last game.
ZIM Playing 11 (probable):
The visitors despite putting up an average show in the last game, are the favorites for this game as well. Therefore, we are backing Pakistan to register a win in this ZIM vs PAK Today Match Prediction fixture and go 2-0 up in the 3-match series.
Babar Azam: 261 runs from last 8 T20I innings striking at 141.08.
Brendan Taylor: 90 runs in the last 4 T20I innings striking at 137.26 which includes a fifty-plus score.
Mohammad Rizwan: 537 runs from last 10 T20I innings striking at 143.19.
Blessing Muzarabani: 11 wickets from the last 7 T20Is at an economy of 8.40.
Wesley Madhevere: 126 runs from last 6 T20I innings striking at 124.75.
Sean Williams: 936 runs from 46 T20I innings striking at 128.39, and 32 wickets at an economy of 7.30.
WK: M Rizwan, B Taylor
BAT: B Azam, M Hafeez, F Zaman, W Madhevere
ALL: S Williams, R Burl
BWL: U Qadir, H Rauf, R Ngarava