ZIM vs PAK Dream11: After summing up a below-par effort of Zimbabwe within three days, the visitors Pakistan would be hoping for a complete whitewash when they take on the hosts in the second Test starting from 7th May.
Talking about the previous fixture, it was a complete all-round performance from Pakistan who did nothing wrong except for losing the toss. Batting first, Zimbabwe succumbed to 176 courtesy of a 4-for from Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hasan Ali.
In the reply of a modest total, Pakistan scored 426 riding on Fawad Alam’s 3rd ton in the last 5 games. He scored a brilliant 140 off 204 balls to help his team take a first-innings lead of 250 runs. Zimbabwe’s second innings never got going as they got bundled out for a mere 134. Hasan Ali was yet again on the money as he claimed 5 for 36 in 12.2 overs to close the game.
ZIM vs PAK Today match prediction details
Fixture Name: 2nd Test, Zimbabwe vs Pakistan
Competition: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan Test
Date: 7th March 2021
Time: 01:00 PM IST
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Another hard surface in Harare is expected for this game. Pacers will be getting ample bounce and negotiating the new ball won’t be an easy task for the openers.
(last five completed games)
Pakistan Won: 04
Zimbabwe Won: 01
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 concerns in Pakistan camp for this ZIM vs PAK Dream11 team prediction Test match.
Expected changes and team combination: After an upbeat performance in the first Test, changes of any sort in the eleven are highly unlikely to happen. However, there could be a match-up between Tabish Khan and Faheem Ashraf for the all-rounder spot. No other changes are likely to take place.
PAK Playing 11 (Likely):
Faheem Ashraf/Tabish Khan
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Injury update, unavailability: The hosts have named a 16 member squad for this Test with Sean Williams missing. This means, the Zimbabwean captain has lost the race against time to his injury and would be missing this Test as well. A hand injury will keep opening batsman Prince Masvaure out of the reckoning.
Expected changes and team combination: In Prince Masvaure’s absence, Roy Kaia could be elevated to the top to partner Kevin Kasuza against the new ball. Also, Wesley Madhevere is will be taking Masavure’s place in the eleven.
Also, after an ordinary game with the ball in the last Test, Tendai Chisoro might make way for Luke Jongwe or Victor Nyauchi. No other changes are expected in the eleven/.
ZIM Playing 11 (probable):
Tendai Chisoro/Luke Jongwe/Victor Nyauchi
Zimbabwe has still a lot to think and implement as Pakistan looked completely upbeat in the first Test. Once again Pakistan is looking a much better outfit heading into this game. Therefore, we are yet again backing Pakistan to register a win in this ZIM vs PAK Today Match Prediction fixture and take the series 2-0.
Babar Azam: 243 runs from the last 5 Test matches at an average of 48.27.
Brendan Taylor: 596 runs in the last 9 Tests at an average of 34.82.
Azhar Ali: 568 runs from the last 9 Tests averaging 43.69.
Fawad Alam: 710 runs from 10 Test matches at an average of 44.37.
Mohammad Rizwan: 584 runs from the last 9 Test innings at an economy of 3.09.
Hasan Ali: 21 wickets from the last 3 Tests at an economy of 3.65.
WK: M Rizwan, B Taylor
BAT: B Azam, T Musakanda, Azhar Ali, I Butt/Abid Ali
ALL: F Alam, R Kaia
BWL: B Muzarabani, Hassan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi