Pak vs Zim today match prediction: The 2nd ODI between Pakistan and Zimbabwe will take place at the same venue in Rawalpindi where the 1st ODI took place. Pakistan’s new captain in Babar Azam led his team well in the first ODI although it was a disappointing start to him with the bat. They dropped Fakhar Zaman who is their only aggressor at the top of the order. They need either of their openers to show some intent in fielding restrictions.
Zimbabwe gave a real scare to Pakistan thank to a brilliant century from Brendan Taylor who looked like he was playing cricket all this while in the lockdown. Their bowlers bowled well for the first 40 overs but they took their legs off the pedal which Pakistan batters utilized to take the total out of Zimbabwe’s reach.
Lets take a look at Pak vs Zim dream11 prediction
In Pak vs Zim today match prediction, let us bring out the strengths and weaknesses of both the sides
Their fast bowling battery has been magnificent. The duo of Shaheen Afridi and Wahab Riaz were too much to handle for the inexperienced Zimbabwe batters. Haris Sohail looked calm and composed while he was batting. Imad Wasim’s late order hitting is a huge plus.
Their power is their strong middle order that consists of veterans such as Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Craig Ervine. They form the crux of their team. Wesley Madhevere was all class at #6. Their bowlers bowled well at the start of the innings and in middle overs
They showed a clear lack of intent with the bat. Their top order batters were too conservative and failed to exploit the field restrictions. They have an undercooked lower middle order.
Their death bowling was poor to say the least. They need to bowl in the same way they bowled with the new ball and in middle overs. Their openers need to find a way to survive the early bust of Shaheen Afridi.
Form guide (Last 5 games)
Records at Rawalpindi (ODI format)
PAK: 14 wins from 19 games
ZIM: 3 defeats in 3 games
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Brian Chari, Chamu Chibhabha, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chisoro, Carl, Mumba, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani
Pak vs Zim who will win today match prediction?
It is expected that odds are heavily favoring the home side, in Pak vs Zim who will win today match section but we all saw what Zimbabwe is capable of as they definitely wont go down without a fight
Bet365: Pak- 1.083, Zim- 8.00
Betway: Pak- 1.07, Zim- 7.00
Pak vs Zim dream11 team for today’s match
In Pak vs Zim dream11 prediction, lets take a look at some of the important players from both sides
Babar Azam: He is too good a player to miss out on 2 consecutive innings against a side like Zimbabwe. He is a quality captain option in fantasy leagues
Brendan Taylor: He almost won his team single-handedly in the first ODI with a brilliant century. He is in good form and a must in fantasy teams.
Shaheen Afridi: He is sure to break the opening batsmen’s defence with the new ball. He is unplayable with the new ball and comes back at death to knock off the batsmen with some toe-crushers. He was too good for Zimbabwe and will continue to be. He picked 5 wickets in the previous game.
Wahab Riaz: The 35 year old youngster is bowling rockets to batsmen. He closed the game and made a easy work out of Zimbabwe’s batting order in the death overs. He picked 4 wickets in 1st game and is the go to man for Babar Azam in middle overs and at death.
Other picks: Craig Ervine, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq are all quality picks.
Today match score: Team batting first is sure to score above 250.
Today match pitch report: The wicket will be a flat one as a highway and batters will enjoy batting in it.
Who won 1st ODI: Pakistan won the game by 26 runs.